Citrus Heights Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Walking can become a dangerous feat when vehicles are involved. In fact, pedestrian fatalities account for a large percentage of all auto accident fatalities that occur in Citrus Heights. Most of these pedestrian accidents are hit and runs. A hit and run accident usually is caused by a car hitting a pedestrian due to carelessness or inattention before driving off without reporting the accident, accepting responsibility, or helping the injured victim. Hit and runs are especially dangerous because they increase the amount of time that elapses between the accident and the rendering of emergency medical attention to injury victims.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident or hit and run in Citrus Heights, you need to seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer immediately. I recognize that you want to know as much as possible about an attorney before selecting your lawyer. I invite you to read further, look at other sections of our website, such as our verdicts and settlements page, and contact us for free and no hassle advice about your pedestrian accident case. You can reach me at (916) 921-6400 in Citrus Heights or toll free at (800) 404-5400.Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Citrus Heights
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by cars, SUVs, big-rigs, motorcycles, and even bicycles. While occasionally Citrus Heights pedestrian accidents are caused by pedestrian negligence, the vast majority of collisions are caused by careless driving, which includes:
- Failing to stop at a crosswalk
- Failing to obey speed limits
- Failing to exercise care in child play areas
- Disobeying crossing guards
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Not using headlights at dark
- Failing to look both ways
- Failing to yield to pedestrians
Careless or distracted driving is known as negligence in the legal field. A driver is negligent when he or she fails to exercise reasonable care to avoid running into a pedestrian. Drivers owe a duty of care to pedestrians who are walking on nearby sidewalks or crossing the street. When a driver is careless or violates driving laws, pedestrians’ lives are at risk.
My law firm has pursued compensation for countless Citrus Heights victims injured by car accidents. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers, paralegals, investigators, experts, and support staff work as one cohesive unit to thoroughly evaluate, investigate, and litigate your case. Together for the past 20 years, we have become a family, and we welcome each and every client into this family. We provide our clients with individual attention. While we are compassionate and understanding with our clients, we zealously and diligently advocate for your right to compensation in the courtroom.The Consequences of Catastrophic Pedestrian Accidents
Over the past 33 years, I have served the residents of Citrus Heights and have worked closely with local clients who suffer injury in devastating pedestrian accidents. Clients and even their families have suffered greatly. Common injuries include physical, financial, and emotional trauma.
I often see the following injuries after pedestrian accidents:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve injuries
- Chest and abdomen injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Loss of functioning
- Lacerations, road rash, and abrasions
- Broken bones
Pedestrian accidents cause physical, financial, and emotional harm to victims. These physical injuries can cause years of pain and disability. Many of my clients have had to undergo intense physical therapy, surgery, and medical procedures to overcome their injuries. Pedestrian accidents also cause severe financial hardships when the victim is unable to return to work to provide for his or her family. These accidents also are extremely traumatic and cause stress and anxiety for the victim in the form of emotional distress as well as pain and suffering.
A pedestrian accident lawsuit can assist you with seeking compensation for your monetary and non-monetary damages.
If you or someone you love has been injured due to the negligence of another, please call me at 916-694-0002 for free, friendly advice. If you are outside the Elk Grove/Sacramento area, you can call us at (800) 404-5400.