Brentwood Pedestrian Accident Lawyer


When you have been hurt as a pedestrian in California, it can be challenging to determine how much your personal injury claim is potentially worth. After all, you have to look at economic and non-economic damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have permanent limitations from your injuries, you may be unable to return to the things you enjoyed doing and unable to return to work. Such losses should be accounted for when calculating the value of the pedestrian accident case.

If you have been hit by a car while walking, you need the assistance of an experienced Brentwood pedestrian accident lawyer immediately. Call our law firm today to set up a free case evaluation at (925) 428-5220 or (800) 404-5400. Our attorneys are available anytime to speak with you and provide free, friendly advice.

Our legal team will guide you throughout the personal injury claims process and help you understand what to expect and what you are up against when dealing with difficult insurance companies. You are our priority, and we want you to feel like you are apart of our own family. After all, that is why we are known as the "personal" personal injury law firm. We want to make sure you receive the financial compensation you need to move forward with your life, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that happens for you. Please do not hesitate to contact our pedestrian accident attorneys today for a free consultation regarding your potential claim.

Common Types of Injuries in Car-Pedestrian Accidents

At our law firm, our experienced attorneys help clients who have suffered the following injuries in pedestrian accidents, along with other injury types:

What You Should Do if You are Hit by a Vehicle as a Pedestrian?

As with any type of motor vehicle crash, it is essential to ensure everyone involved in the incident, including yourself, receives immediate medical attention. Police should also be contacted at the scene to conduct a traffic incident report. It is also critical to document the accident site and take down contact information for all involved parties and potential witnesses.

After the traffic collision, contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Brentwood to help guide you through the claims process so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. For details on how to find the best attorney to handle your claim, watch the video below.

Should I Talk to the Insurance Company After a Car Versus Pedestrian Accident?

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a traffic collision, you may receive a call from the insurance company representing the driver who struck you. An insurance claims adjuster may ask you for a recorded statement or to sign documents. Politely deny both of these requests until you have consulted with a Brentwood pedestrian accident lawyer.

The reason why it is essential to speak with an attorney is that insurance carriers are focued on downplaying the value of personal injury claims or even denying them from the start. Do not allow them that opportunity and seek legal counsel immediately.

Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Some of the leading causes of car-pedestrian accidents include:

  • Distracted driving, including the usage of cell phones
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
  • Poor visibility and inclement weather conditions
  • Speeding or driving too fast for traffic conditions
  • Unmarked crosswalks

When a driver fails in their duty to exercise due care while operating a motor vehicle, they put everyone on the road at risk of catastrophic injury or even death, including pedestrians. When you retain the services of an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Brentwood, your attorney can help you hold the at-fault party financially accountable for their wrongdoing and your personal injury damages.

Types of Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident Injury Claim

If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver in the Brentwood area, contact our law firm today for a free consultation. Our injury attorneys can conduct an independent investigation into your case to obtain justice and fair compensation for your losses. This may include recovery of economic and non-economic damages, such as:

  • Past and future medical expenses that are deemed reasonable and necessary for the treatment of accident-related injuries
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work while recovering from the car-pedestrian accident
  • Loss of future earnings if you suffered a permanent injury or disability in the crash
  • Out of pocket expenses related to pedestrian accident injuries
  • Pain and suffering for the emotional trauma and physical pain caused by the collision

When you need a Brentwood pedestrian accident attorney to represent you and your best interests, you can count on our law firm. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Does Insurance Cover Hit and Run Pedestrian Accidents?

If you are struck by a vehicle while walking, and the driver of the car flees the scene, you may still have a personal injury case in California. However, it can create unique issues such as identifying the suspect driver and vehicle and their insurance company.

In situations where the at-fault party cannot be located, uninsured motorist coverage (UM) from an injured pedestrian's auto insurance policy may come into play. This type of coverage is intended to pay for damages resulting from a hit-and-run pedestrian accident up to the policy's limits. Keep in mind that specific filing criteria and deadlines may apply to UM claims. Therefore, it is essential to contact an experienced Brentwood pedestrian accident attorney about the details of pursuing such a claim.

Working with a Brentwood Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you have suffered an injury in an accident as a pedestrian, do not deal with the insurance company alone. Let a skilled pedestrian accident attorney in Brentwood fight for the financial compensation you are entitled to under California law. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation.

Our legal team has handled pedestrian accident injury cases in Brentwood and throughout Contra Costa County, California, since 1982. We work diligently to protect a client's right to personal injury damages. We have helped many families in California protect their legal rights, and we can help yours too.

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