Anderson Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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Anderson is a relatively small community near some of the most beautiful locations in the country. With a population of just around 10,000 people and close proximity to the large cities of Redding and Sacramento, Anderson gives its residents a small-town feel and easy access to world-class entertainment, restaurants, and more.

While Anderson has a small population, it’s also located on one of the most essential highways on the west coast and is contiguous with a reasonably large city. This means that Anderson roads often have a high amount of vehicle traffic from local residents and people passing through the area for work or travel. Unfortunately, where there is traffic, there are bound to be accidents.

As experienced Anderson pedestrian accident lawyers, we’ve seen how dramatically an accident can affect someone’s life. Our job is to help crash survivors and their families recover the payments they deserve for the damages they’ve suffered.

The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyer

We are known as “personal” personal injury lawyers because we focus on creating personal relationships with our clients. In many cases, lawyers will keep a strictly professional distance from their clients. However, we’ve found that by creating a personal connection, we can better understand how their injuries have changed our clients’ lives. This allows us to defend their rights more when negotiating with insurance companies or arguing in court.

Pedestrian Injuries in Anderson

Information reported by various local agencies, including the California Highway Patrol and Anderson Police Department, and gathered by UC Berkeley research groups, shows that, between 2008 and 2020, Anderson saw a total of 408 traumatic car accidents. Of these collisions, 38, nearly ten percent, involved a pedestrian. Across the rest of Shasta County, there were another 9,294 accidents, including 471 pedestrian-involved crashes.

Anderson’s 38 pedestrian accidents caused a total of 38 injuries, as well as two fatalities. Statistics show that pedestrian-involved crashes in Anderson were much more dangerous than most accidents, having a fatality rate of more than twice as high as crashes in general. Likewise, pedestrian crashes were twice as likely to involve a serious injury.

Common Pedestrian Injuries

Because pedestrians aren’t protected by steel walls, airbags, or seatbelts, they are very vulnerable in an accident. They often suffer severe trauma, even in relatively minor crashes. While pedestrians are liable to experience a wide range of injuries, a few are more common than others. Some of the severe injury types that pedestrians often sustain include:

Staying Safe as a Pedestrian

While accidents are always unexpected, and it’s impossible to say precisely when or where they will take place, there are things that pedestrians can do to improve their safety. To learn more, check out this short video:

The Impact of a Serious Injury

People who suffer injuries during car crashes often face challenging situations. First of all, the process of recovery can be excruciating, as well as mentally and emotionally stressful. For many accident survivors, healing can take months or even years. In some cases, survivors are left with health issues that affect them for the rest of their lives, like chronic pain, problems with cognition, or limited mobility. Adjusting to these changes can be difficult, and she often takes medication and physical therapy.

Furthermore, accidents also often have a substantial financial impact, and paying for the necessary medical expenses to recover can leave people with high medical debt. Additionally, being injured often makes it difficult or impossible to continue doing your job, resulting in a loss of income and earning potential. Altogether, these financial concerns can leave people feeling as if they don’t know how they will be able to recover and move on with their lives.

How an Injury Lawyer Can Help You

We believe people who’ve suffered severe injuries deserve stability and security while recovering. Thankfully, many accident survivors can get help by working with an Anderson pedestrian accident lawyer to file an injury claim against at-fault parties and/or insurance companies. Holding these parties liable makes it possible to claim damages for both economic and personal losses, providing survivors with the funds they need to compensate for lost income, medical expenses, in-home care, medicines, and more.

However, every case is different, and liable parties often attempt to disclaim responsibility. For these reasons, it’s essential to speak with an experienced professional as soon as possible. The more quickly an attorney can begin working on an injury case, the more effective they can be.

Call Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Anderson, CA

If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, please contact our experienced Anderson pedestrian accident attorneys at (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly advice.

Our legal team has assisted people in the Anderson area with severe injury cases since 1982. We have successfully helped many people obtain fair settlements and verdicts for their damages.

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