Pedestrian accidents are almost always catastrophic and can be fatal. Along with life changing injuries, victims have to deal with past medical bills, lost income, and likely future medical care. Our office is here to discuss your case and help guide you during a difficult process.
California and Nevada pedestrian accidents can result from various circumstances not in one’s control as a pedestrian including:
Distracted driving (e.g., texting while driving, talking to other passengers, and engaging in other activities that distract the driver)
Driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs
A driver may fail to respect the pedestrians’ right of way
Poor visibility and an increase in the number of motorists driving can lead to accidents
Fatigued, impatient, and aggressive drivers
A pedestrian injured in an accident usually suffers from one if not all of the following injuries:
Spinal cord injury
Internal organ injuries
Fractures of the legs, arms, hips, ribs, and/or pelvis
Scalp lacerations, contusions, and abrasions
Bodily sprains and strains
As a pedestrian, you should first attempt to seek compensation from the responsible driver’s liability insurance. If the insurance carrier tries to deny or minimize your claim, a personal injury lawyer may be necessary. Depending on the type of automobile insurance coverage and medical coverage you may have, there may be additional avenues for compensation. The best way to maximize your potential recovery is to retain an attorney experienced with handling pedestrian claims. If you or a loved one were a recent victim of a pedestrian accident, Chichyan Law APC is ready to guide you through this process today.
Call our office today at 818-488-9448 to request a FREE consultation on pedestrian accidents.