Elk Grove Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents are a leading cause of death among adults and children in the United States. In fact, a vast majority of auto accident-related fatalities involve pedestrians. Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to death or severe injuries during accidents because they are unprotected. Pedestrians have no protection than a car driver with a seatbelt, airbag, brakes, and padding. In addition, many pedestrian accidents occur suddenly and unexpectedly, so the injured victim often has no time to move out of the way of an approaching vehicle. Devastating injuries can occur that cause permanent debilitating pain and life-long disability.Serving Elk Grove Residents
Were you involved in a pedestrian accident in Elk Grove? Our experienced team of pedestrian accident lawyers, paralegals, experts, and investigators has worked with numerous clients, providing each with a personalized and customized experience. Call us today at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400 for a free consultation regarding your case.
We know how traumatic a pedestrian accident can be for you and your family, so we always strive to provide you with helpful advice, vigorous representation, and a close, personal friendship. We promise to treat you like family and always proceed with your best interests in mind.Elk Grove Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are commonly caused by cars, trucks, motorcycles, trains, and bicycles. Most of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes that are caused by driver negligence. A driver is negligent when they fail to operate the vehicle safely. This unsafe operation might violate a traffic safety law or ignore the road and potential hazards.
Pedestrian accidents are especially likely to have permanent effects, such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, decreased sensation, loss of limbs, impaired cognitive functioning, and diminished mobility. We commonly see severe brain, spine, neck, and chest injuries, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and internal injuries.
In addition, most of our clients also suffer from other non-physical injuries, such as financial loss due to the inability to work, mounting medical bills, and emotional pain and distress. Our attorneys can help you evaluate your damages.
Watch the following video for tips on pedestrian safety.Elk Grove Pedestrian Accident FAQ
Do I still have a case if I was not in a crosswalk when I was hit and injured by a car?
If you had yielded to traffic and the driver was speeding or texting, you might be able to collect compensation. However, a jury may determine that you were also at fault. But as long as the percentage of your own fault is less than 50 percent, you can claim damages. Your settlement will be reduced by the percentage of your responsibility.
What can I recover in a pedestrian injury accident case?
Your compensation includes economic and non-economic damages such as past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income, disfigurements, and emotional distress. In some cases, you can claim punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct was determined malicious. Punitive damages are more commonly claimed in hit-and-run and drunk driving accidents.
About Our Law Firm
We have served Elk Grove residents since 1982. Over the decades, we have worked on numerous pedestrian accident cases and have become well-versed in California personal injury law, courtroom procedures, and creative investigation strategies. We understand how to communicate with a jury, argue a motion before a judge, artfully negotiate a settlement, and provide a thoughtful ear to suffering clients.
Our team of Elk Grove pedestrian accident injury attorneys profoundly cares about the needs of each client we represent. We want to know all about your accident, but we also want to know about you. What was your life like before the pedestrian accident? What do you do for work? What is your family like? What are your hobbies? What are your hopes and dreams? How has the accident negatively affected your ability to provide for your family? Understanding these aspects of your life enables us to better explain to a judge or jury the true impact of your pedestrian accident.
Every accident is different, so approaching each case uniformly does not make sense. We will evaluate your needs, goals, and best interests; investigate the crash; and customize a personalized plan for your case. We will solicit your input every step of the way. We are known as the ‘personal’ personal injury lawyers in Elk Grove.Call Our Elk Grove Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Need free, friendly legal advice on your pedestrian accident case? Call the injury attorneys of AutoAccident.com at (916) 694-0002 or (800) 404-5400 to set up a complimentary consultation now. Our Elk Grove pedestrian accident attorneys will evaluate the facts and details of your claim to determine your best options for recovery. See our past cases on our Verdicts and Settlements page.
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