American Canyon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
American Canyon is a small city and, outside of commuters and trucks going between the bay and Napa, doesn't typically see much traffic, especially on streets that aren't Highway 29. Because of this, pedestrians in the city may feel like they don't have much to worry about when walking on local streets. However, collisions tend to happen when we least expect them, and it only takes a single crash to leave a pedestrian with life-changing injuries.
As American Canyon Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, we help pedestrians injured during preventable auto accidents recover their personal and financial well-being.Our Firm Specializes in Major Injury Cases
Personal injury claims that involve significant injuries are usually worth a lot of money, meaning that at-fault parties and insurance companies are typically willing to put considerable resources into defending themselves from financial responsibility. This can make it very difficult for injured pedestrians to claim the compensation they must pay for their recovery and move forward with their lives.
However, our firm has focused exclusively on significant injury cases for nearly four decades. Our legal team is a leading expert in handling high-value claims. We have the expertise and resources to conduct private accident investigations, negotiate with insurance companies, and prove our client's cases in court to ensure they receive the money they deserve.
Some of the significant injury types that our firm handles include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal trauma
- Serious road rash
- Burn injuries
- Amputation injuries
The following information is taken from reports by local traffic groups like the American Canyon Police Department and California Highway Patrol. According to the available data, there were 573 traumatic auto accidents within American Canyon city limits between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2019. Of these 573 crashes, 30 involved a pedestrian, meaning that around five percent of collisions in American Canyon were pedestrian-involved.
While it's impossible to say when or where an accident will happen, knowing what areas are most dangerous for pedestrians is essential. The areas around the following intersections have seen a relatively high number of pedestrian-involved auto accidents during the above-described period:
- Highway 29 and American Canyon Road
- W American Canyon Road and Hummingbird Way
- Newell Drive and Via Bellagio
- Newell Drive and Grand Springs Way
- Broadway Street and Donaldson Way East
- Northampton Drive and Danrose Drive
Another vital way pedestrians can reduce the risk of being involved in a crash is to do everything they can to be safe while using public roads. The following video contains helpful tips for pedestrians looking to avoid serious accidents:Pedestrian Accident Injuries Can Have a Huge Impact on Your Life
Pedestrians are especially vulnerable and aren't protected by airbags or walls of steel like vehicle drivers. Because pedestrians typically wear no protective gear, they are likely to sustain serious injuries even in relatively minor accidents. Some of the most common pedestrian injuries, like bone fractures and head trauma, are likely to dramatically affect your life and frequently require a long, complicated recovery process.
Firstly, recovering from a pedestrian accident injury can require extensive medical care. In many cases, accident survivors need to undergo multiple surgeries. After recovering from surgery, survivors may still need long-term physical therapy and medication before regaining their health. This is both physically painful and mentally stressful, but it can all be costly.
Paying for the medical care you need can be challenging, especially if your injury has left you with symptoms that make it difficult or impossible to earn an income. Altogether, these issues can feel overwhelming to crash survivors, and they may worry about how they'll be able to move forward with their lives.Claiming Compensation
Thankfully, compensation for all the damages described above can be obtained through personal injury claims. A personal injury claim seeks to hold at-fault parties like negligent drivers and/or insurance companies financially responsible for damages suffered during accidents. Not only are collision survivors able to seek compensation for economic damages, but they can also often claim payments for damages related to their personal suffering.
The best way to understand what compensation may be available for your specific case is to reach out to an American Canyon pedestrian accident lawyer and get personal advice. Because most attorneys will offer you free advice over a phone consultation, there's nothing to lose by reaching out for the help you need.Will My Case Go To Trial?
One of the first questions that crash survivors tend to ask is whether their case will require a courtroom trial. The most likely answer is no. The vast majority of injury claims are settled during negotiations. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will become indispensable as you proceed with a full trial. Your attorney will take depositions, file the necessary paperwork, contact witnesses, and finally argue your case before a jury and/or judge to ensure you receive the full payment you deserve.American Canyon Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Families dealing with fatal accidents deserve to get professional help. For our free, friendly advice about your case, please give us a call as soon as you can. We are available at (800) 404-5400 and (707) 564-1900. Our firm has been active in American Canyon since 1982, and we've helped many local residents claim fair payments for their wrongful death damages through settlements and verdicts.