A pedestrian is killed every two hours, and pedestrian injuries occur every eight minutes due to traffic accidents*.
Read our blog post on Pedestrian injuries and fatalities on the rise in San Francisco.
Though this number is alarming by itself, injuries from vehicles only make up for 12% of pedestrian injuries in California. Other commonly reported causes for pedestrian injury include: uneven sidewalk or pavement, a change in road conditions, and distractions caused by animals or wildlife. These hazardous conditions make California the leading state for pedestrian injury, leaving its residents and visitors especially vulnerable.
If you’ve recently found yourself or a loved one among this growing number, you need legal assistance, and you need it now.
Do I need a pedestrian injury lawyer?
Victims of pedestrian injury accidents should always consult with an experienced pedestrian injury lawyer before speaking with the other parties’ attorney, insurance agency, or any third parties that may be involved. Your first phone call to us is always FREE, and as with all of our cases, if we don’t settle or win your case, you do not have to pay us.
We will use our time to educate you on your rights as a victim and warn you of common traps to avoid. You only get one opportunity to make the right decision and receive compensation for your injuries. This compensation must be sufficient to cover your current and future medical expenses as well as loss and potential loss of earnings.
Don’t gamble with your health and well-being with self-representation when it comes to the compensation that you deserve.
What type of compensation am I eligible to receive in a pedestrian injury case?
This is one of the most common and important questions we’re asked during our initial phone consultation. Depending on your unique case, you may already be experiencing financial burden due to:
- – Medical expenses
- – Loss of employment or earnings
- – Property damage
These unexpected expenses combined with loss of earnings can create additional financial burdens for you and your loved ones:
- – Loss of parental and/or spousal support
- – Incidental expenses
It is your right to be compensated fairly for all past, current, and future expenses, physical pain, and emotional damages brought on by your pedestrian injury accident.
When should I contact a pedestrian injury lawyer?
Time is of the essence in pedestrian injury cases. As quickly as your injury occurred, important evidence and witnesses can go missing. Our lawyers specialize in pedestrian injury and don’t waste any time. We know what to look for and who to speak with to help you with your case while you’re healing.
We will be your advocate when you need it most.
Call us today toll free at 1-800-446-5879!
*According to data provided by the U.S. Department of transportation (NHTSA Traffic Safety Facts, 2011)