How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help?

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Angeleno Accident Lawyers is a Los Angeles legal team specializing in pedestrian accidents and deaths.

Every year, numerous individuals suffer from pedestrian accidents caused by negligent motor vehicle drivers. The aftermath of such incidents can be physically and financially overwhelming. However, there is a silver lining-you have the right to seek significant financial compensation if you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident due to a negligent driver. Our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer is here to guide you through this process, offering a free consultation to ease your burden.

Rest assured, our personal injury law firm has a solid track record of securing millions in damages for our injured clients involved in pedestrian-related car accidents. We have the expertise and dedication to do the same for you.

If you have any questions about catastrophic injuries you or a loved one suffered in a pedestrian accident or want to learn more about our award-winning law firm, don't hesitate to contact us. We offer a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer, making it easy and convenient to get the legal advice you need. Plus, we operate on a contingency fee basis, so you won't have to worry about upfront costs.

Do I Need an Attorney for My Pedestrian Accident Case?

Injured victims of pedestrian accidents are entitled to financial compensation.

Angeleno Accident Lawyers handle car accident casesIt is their legal right. Unfortunately, recovering financial compensation in pedestrian accident lawsuits can be difficult. This process directly relates to how the other driver's insurance company handles claims. Insurance adjusters make insurance claims difficult on purpose to reduce settlements or reject claims altogether.

Working with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer is best for recovering fair compensation.

When working with Angeleno Accident Lawyers, we will also help in the following areas:

  • Backed with resources, our attorneys can conduct a thorough investigation
  • Grant access to an exclusive network of the top  medical providers in the Los Angeles area
  • Collect supporting evidence that will strengthen the case
  • Accurately determine fault and prove liability on the other party
  • Utilize previous experience and acquired skill set to negotiate the best settlement
  • Work as credible advocates in navigating the legal system

Our pedestrian accident attorneys will also meet critical deadlines, like California's statute of limitations. This deadline is often overlooked for those unfamiliar with personal injury claims, as victims only have two years from the date of the pedestrian accident to file a claim. If you miss that date, you can no longer pursue your case.

Our law firm will assist injured pedestrian accident victims by handling negotiations with insurance adjusters and ensuring all filing deadlines are met. This alleviates stress and allows our clients to focus on what matters most: their health. Should a personal injury lawsuit need to be pursued to get the compensation our client deserves, our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer is fully prepared to represent you in court.

Common Reasons for Pedestrian Accidents

Like most traffic accidents, there are several reasons why pedestrian accidents occur.

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles are all too common, and several factors contribute to these incidents. From 2009 to 2018, there were approximately 7,500 pedestrian deaths in California.

The most common contributions to pedestrian accidents include the following:

Driver error is typically behind most pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles. Ultimately, motorists who lack pedestrian awareness threaten anyone sharing the roadways, whether with a jogger, bicyclist, skateboarder, or anyone else traveling on foot.

Proving Negligence

When presenting a pedestrian accident claim, the outcome of the personal injury case will be based on effectively proving negligence. If your attorney can prove negligence, the defendant will be liable for the pedestrian accident and legally bound to compensate the injured victim.

Notable components include:

Proving negligence on the driver's part is necessary to recover full financial compensation for the injured pedestrian.

Who Is Liable for a Pedestrian Accident?

Because California is an at-fault state, the responsible party is legally liable to compensate the injured victim for all damages they caused.

However, it must be proven that the accused's reckless or careless conduct led to the pedestrian accident. This can get complicated when multiple parties are involved.

Occasionally, pedestrian accident victims are sometimes blamed for causing the car accident, either partially or entirely. If the other party can prove this, the courts will proportionately reduce the plaintiff's compensation, per the comparative negligence law.

The courts will also deduct the settlement amount based on the plaintiff's role in causing the car accident versus the defendant's contribution. With the help of our skilled Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers, the accident will be thoroughly investigated, and we will accurately determine fault on the liable party.

Other potentially liable parties who have caused pedestrian accidents include the city of Los Angeles, contracted rideshare drivers, and business delivery drivers.

The city where the accident occurred is responsible for maintaining safe roadways and sidewalks. Therefore, due to their unsafe nature, defective street signals, poor road conditions, or other highway hazards can be attributed to pedestrian accidents.

It's crucial to understand that pedestrian accident cases can be highly complex. For instance, any employee operating a company-owned vehicle or working as a contracted driver involved in a pedestrian collision can be held liable. In such cases, their employer can also be held accountable. This complexity can leave injured pedestrians overwhelmed and uncertain about who to file a legal claim against, underscoring the necessity of legal representation.

Remember, you can always contact Angeleno Accident Lawyers for a free consultation. We provide clarity and ease of mind in these challenging times.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

The injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident are, unfortunately, catastrophic and life-altering.

Pedestrian injuries are commonly suffered in the leg, pelvis, torso, chest, or head areas, with the recovery period often being long and demanding.

This is why working with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney is crucial. In our experience, it is not enough for accident victims to only be compensated for the damages done. They must also be compensated for their recovery, how they were affected by their injuries, and future expenses to treat those injuries.

The most common pedestrian injuries our firm has been successful in recovering damages for include the following:

Wrongful Death

A pedestrian accident resulting in fatal injuries is the worst imaginable outcome. In addition to grieving for their loss, surviving family members are sometimes left with a financial deficit, especially if the deceased was the sole provider.

This is why California law permits civil action from the deceased's estate, allowing wrongful death damages to be recovered from the liable party.

In a wrongful death claim, recoverable losses include:

It’s important to note that we at Angelenos Accident Lawyers understand that absolutely no amount of monetary award can compensate for the loss of a loved one.

Unfortunately, pedestrian deaths occur far too often in Los Angeles, highlighting the need for increased safety measures to protect pedestrians. We hope that the recoverable damages aid in securing a family's financial future while also allowing them to focus on healing during this difficult time.

Southern California Crosswalk Laws and Pedestrian Rights

Southern California residents are all too familiar with the congestion of Los Angeles traffic and the reckless motorists that occupy the city's roadways.

Although all drivers owe a duty of care when operating a vehicle, many breach their obligation to drive attentively and safely. In the event of a pedestrian accident, laws to protect the rights of accident victims have been put into effect. This allows the plaintiff (accident victim) to take legal action against the defendant (motorist who hit the pedestrian).

These laws detail the “right-of-way” and other traffic rules for motorists and pedestrians. However, a motorist can never intentionally collide with someone crossing the street, regardless of whether that person was crossing legally or illegally. Additionally, drivers must always yield to pedestrians.

Under the California Vehicle Code - VEH, other important crosswalk laws and pedestrian regulations are as follows:

Compensation in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Recovering losses and being compensated for a pedestrian's injuries can range from a broad spectrum of areas.

Victims of pedestrian accidents can be compensated for past and future damages, such as:

Insurance company adjusters are known to bait victims into accepting a less-than-fair settlement. Injured victims are misled into believing the offer is generous and will account for all of their medical needs.

Consult with an attorney before accepting a settlement from the other party's insurance. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer can evaluate how much a case is worth.

Angeleno Accident Lawyers has helped numerous clients obtain maximum compensation for their pedestrian accident claims. Our success pattern makes us trusted leaders in the field.

Why Hire Angeleno Accident Lawyers?

Most of California’s driving laws appear straightforward.

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However, some rules are ambiguous. Opposing insurance companies apply these grey areas to their advantage, providing enough of an argument to reduce or even reject personal injury claims.

Our experienced team of pedestrian accident attorneys can fully counter insurers' calculated tactics. We can also litigate a pedestrian accident case to ensure our clients receive the best possible settlement.

An experienced pedestrian accident attorney can assist by compiling sufficient evidence and presenting the personal injury case to the opposing insurance company.

Our pedestrian accident attorneys at Angeleno Accident Lawyers have the pedigree to take on the insurance companies after being injured in a pedestrian accident. We will offer the support needed during this difficult time. Additionally, we can provide legal counsel and assist clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact us as soon as possible to avoid missing important deadlines. The sooner action is taken, the better your pedestrian accident claim outcome will be.. Schedule a free consultation today.

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Get the Help You Need From Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

We understand the complexities of your pedestrian accident case. With our expertise, years of experience with car accident cases, and dedication to defending your rights against insurance company adjusters and the at-fault party, you can claim what's owed to you.

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448 S. Hill St. Suite 1217
Los Angeles, CA 90013

(213) 510-9246