Hire Krasney Law—California Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today!
To get a free evaluation of your case, speak with an attorney who understands the complexities of pedestrian accidents claims. We have been winning big awards for our clients for years. We have experienced pedestrian accident attorneys and expert staff who will go all out to represent you for maximum damages. Call the team at Krasney Law for a free initial consultation. We will charge you nothing for an initial consultation, and we may arrange payment on a contingency basis. That is, we don’t get paid unless you get paid by either accepting a settlement or we go to trial and win your case.
We handle all different cases of pedestrian accidents in California, even including those caused by the negligence of another person who:
- Injured you from speeding or driving recklessly
- Ignored a stop light or sign
- Failed to yield
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, turn to Krasney Law for an experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer to navigate the complicated laws of California. Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover the maximum amount in damages to help you as much as possible in the face of negligent or careless drivers and their insurance companies.
How Can Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Help?
If you are an injured pedestrian, we can help you with your claim for compensation from the responsible auto driver. If you find yourself in this situation, call the team at Krasney Law.
We have California pedestrian accident lawyers and investigators capable of dealing with insurance companies, who try to pay as little as possible, even less than what you have coming. Also, some pedestrian accident victims may need to file a lawsuit to get the insurance company to pay. Keep in mind, getting you back to good health is the No. 1 priority. Krasney Law’s expert California pedestrian accident attorneys and staff can investigate the circumstances of an accident and file suit for maximum damages to see that our clients get what they need to cover medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Or, we can negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement in exchange for your injuries.
What To Do in Case of a Pedestrian Accident
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical care, of course. Then, when you are well enough, notify your insurance company that you are injured. Also, get a copy of the police report.
The next thing you should do is retain the legal counsel of a knowledgeable California pedestrian accident attorney. A Krasney Law personal injury attorney will ask you questions to find out how your pedestrian accident happened, the location and what you were doing there. The attorney will also ask you what medical treatments you’ve had. Be honest with your lawyer. If you have access to witnesses, newspaper articles or accident reports, gather them and provide them to the attorney.
What Not To Do In Case of a Pedestrian Accident
If you encounter someone at the scene who was involved in the pedestrian accident that resulted in your injury, be cooperative and courteous, but do not apologize or admit to any guilt. If you do you may be conceding you are liable.
Talk only to your pedestrian accident lawyer, the police and your own insurance company about the accident. If another driver’s insurance company calls you, refer them to your lawyer or your own insurance company. Don’t speak with the other side’s insurance company without first calling our office. Please keep in mind, the insurance company will want to take a recorded statement to protect themselves, not you. They represent the people that injured you, and they are trying to reduce their financial liability.
Don’t give a recorded statement to anyone, especially insurance companies. They will use your own words against you later on in the case
United States Pedestrian Accident Statistics
The following statistics represent the pedestrian accident statistics for the entire country of the United States according to the National Highway Traffic Association and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
- Pedestrian fatalities account for 11 percent of motor vehicle fatalities
- Over 180,000 pedestrians have been killed in motor vehicle accidents between 1975 and 2005
- Pedestrians comprise the second largest category of motor vehicle accident deaths following occupant deaths
- On average, a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes
- On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 111 minutes
- In 2005 a total of 4,881 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents
- In 2005, the per capita pedestrian death rate was 1.6 per 100,000 people
What To Do After You Go Home
Make sure to record visits to doctors and other medical practitioners, the drugs and treatments they prescribe and what you spent on them. Pain and suffering are harder to quantify and qualify, but take notes on how you feel physically and mentally because of the impact of the injury.
Also write down all time lost at work, note what activities at work or home that you can no longer participate in, and tell how the aftermath of the accident has affected your family life.
When Can It Be Considered Neglect?
A person who injures another party may be considered negligent when he acts in a careless and thoughtless manner. Negligence comes in two forms: when the driver or other party failed to do something that would have prevented the accident, or when he did something he should not have done.
California law requires drivers and property owners to be careful, and they may be considered negligent when they fail to act carefully. A person bringing a lawsuit must prove he was injured through the defendant’s actions, and that he suffered injuries or losses.
Leading Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in California
Unfortunately, because of the negligence of some drivers of automobiles, just walking can be dangerous. Many drivers simply don’t pay attention to what is on the road ahead of or around them. Automobiles and trucks can be quite dangerous to a pedestrian considering all of the distractions such as cell-phones, radios, children yelling in the back seat that many drivers have to contend with.
Although cars and trucks provide substantial protection to the driver, a pedestrian doesn’t have the same protection. Because of this, serious injuries and death can result from an automobile-pedestrian accident. For any questions please call us at (909) 380-7200 for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer. We are here to answer your questions.