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Benicia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

benicia pedestrian accident lawyerResidents of Benicia know just how lucky they are to live in such a beautiful city. Because the city is right on the edge of the San Francisco Bay and overlooks the Carquinez Strait, there’s plenty of incredible views to enjoy. Taking a walk either downtown or along the coast is a great way to spend your morning or afternoon.

However, even though Benicia is a relatively small and calm city without enormous traffic, local pedestrians still face a serious risk of being struck by vehicles. While it’s true that you probably won’t be hit by a car on any given walk through your neighborhood, it only takes a single accident to cause major injuries that can have a huge impact on your life.

As Benicia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, our job is to help injured pedestrians and their families obtain the compensation they deserve following serious accidents.

We Focus on Major Injuries

Pedestrians are very vulnerable and often sustain severe injuries during auto accidents. Because these types of injuries can cause so much damage, injury claims that involve major trauma tend to be high-value cases. For this reason, liable parties and insurance companies often put a significant amount of resources into protecting themselves from financial responsibility, making it hard for injured parties to obtain fair compensation.

Our firm has focused exclusively on major injury cases for nearly four decades. For this reason, we are seasoned experts when it comes to making sure that survivors can hold negligent parties responsible for the full amount of damages that they are owed. By investigating accidents ourselves, working with experts to diagnose injuries, and taking cases to trial when necessary, we take pride in ensuring that our clients receive the payments they need to move forward with their lives.

The “Personal” Personal Injury Lawyers

Our firm has been active since 1982, and over this period, we’ve gained recognition as the “personal” personal injury lawyers. We’ve earned this nickname by treating our practice holistically and focusing on our clients' personal needs. By showing compassion and taking a genuine interest in our clients’ lives, we’re able to fully understand just how serious the impact that their injuries have had on their lives. This helps us be even more effective when we are arguing in court or negotiating with insurance companies.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics for Benicia

Information reported by local traffic groups, including the Solano County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol, indicates a total of 847 traumatic car crashes within Benicia city limits between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2019. Out of these 847 collisions, 79 involved a pedestrian. This means that pedestrian accidents accounted for over nine percent of all collisions in the city.

Moreover, pedestrian accidents in Benicia were much more dangerous than most other collisions. The fatality rate for pedestrian accidents was 6.3%, while the rate for all accidents in the city was only 2.2%. This means that pedestrian collisions were three times as likely to cause a fatal injury. Pedestrian accidents were also around 33% more likely to involve major injuries.

Staying Safe

While nobody can say exactly where or when pedestrian-involved auto accidents will happen, it is possible to take action to improve your safety when walking on public roads. To learn some savvy pedestrian safety tips, you can watch the short video below:

Common Pedestrian Injuries

As Benicia pedestrian injury lawyers, we have seen first-hand just how serious pedestrian injuries can be. Some of the most common types of injuries we’ve seen in our pedestrian clients include:

All of these can range in severity and have the potential to be fatal. These injuries often have far-reaching effects on peoples’ lives and may even cause permanent health issues like chronic pain, limited mobility, and impacted cognition.

Furthermore, the process of recovering from these injuries can be very difficult. In many cases, crash survivors need extensive medical treatment and are unable to work during their recovery. Taken together, these issues are likely to leave crash survivors in a serious financial situation.

Getting Help

Fortunately, injured pedestrians can reach out for help. By working with an expert Benicia pedestrian accident attorney and filing a personal injury claim, injured pedestrians can frequently obtain the payments they need to cover the full range of damages they’ve suffered. These payments frequently include compensation for medical bills, lost income and/or earning potential, damaged property, personal suffering, and more.

Finding the Right Attorney

Because recovering accident damages is so important, it’s even more essential to know that your attorney has the right skills and experience for the job. While it may seem overwhelming to find a quality lawyer online, it’s not difficult if you know what to look for. For some helpful advice about getting in touch with a trustworthy pedestrian accident attorney near you, watch this video:

Benicia Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Benicia pedestrian accident lawyer. If a car accident caused you or your loved one major injuries, please reach out to us at (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900 to receive free, friendly legal advice.

We’ve helped Benicia residents with injury claims since 1982 and have achieved many high-value settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.

To find honest reviews of our work, check out these websites:

I belong to Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group that exclusively includes lawyers who’ve won or settled a million-dollar case. I’m also part of Top One Percent, an organization that promotes excellence in legal counsel.

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