Elverta Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Recent data from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) shows that pedestrian deaths in California are among the highest in the United States, nearly 25% greater than the national average.
Elverta is no different than any other city in California. As a census-designated place in Sacramento County, it is part of the busy Sacramento metropolitan area. Residents and guests visiting that area can likely suffer severe injuries in a pedestrian accident.
Most of these accidents are caused by drunk driving, distracted driving, and other types of driver negligence. If you or a family member was injured in an accident while crossing the street, contact AutoAccident.com for a free consultation with one of our experienced Elverta pedestrian accident attorneys.
Our law firm can review your case's details and advise how best to proceed. If you cannot come to us, we can come to you. Call us today at (916) 921-6400 to discuss your legal options.Types of Cases Our Accident Attorneys Handle
Our Elverta pedestrian accident attorneys have a broad background in handling complex personal injury cases. We take on various pedestrian injury claims involving:
- distracted driving
- drunk drivers
- speeding drivers
- malfunctioned traffic signals and signage
- commercial trucks
The evidence needed to prove liability depends on the unique circumstances of your accident. You may be entitled to pursue a claim against the driver who hit you, a government entity, or another party.
With nearly 40 years of experience in settlement and litigation, our Elverta pedestrian accident lawyers know what it takes to successfully negotiate with complex insurance companies. By tailoring our legal strategies to the specific facts of your case, our lawyers will talk to eyewitnesses, compile evidence, and consult with expert witnesses to ensure your claim is strong before entering settlement negotiations.What to Do Following a Pedestrian Accident
Having a clear head after being hit by a motor vehicle may be challenging. However, what you do and say immediately after your pedestrian accident can affect the outcome of your potential case. Below are some tips that may help you avoid disputes with the other party's insurance company and lead to a fair settlement offer. If you are able, make sure you:
- Call the police and request an accident report.
- Take pictures of your injuries, the vehicle that hit you, and the road and weather conditions.
- Get phone numbers and the names of any eyewitnesses.
- See a doctor immediately for a medical evaluation.
- Follow your doctor's medical treatment instructions.
- Do not speak to the other party's insurance company until you have talked to an attorney.
- Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer right away to discuss your case
- Keep a journal about your injuries and recovery process.
- Stay off all social media platforms until your case is settled.
The injuries you suffer in a pedestrian accident can be devastating, and the cost of medical treatment can be excessively high. The other party's insurance adjuster will try to coerce you into providing a recorded statement that can be used to dispute liability. They may also review your social media profiles for posts that can be used against you.
An experienced Elverta pedestrian accident lawyer will help you stay one step ahead and avoid mistakes that can jeopardize your case. Our legal team will conduct our investigation, negotiate with the insurance carrier, calculate your damages and losses, and take your case to court if necessary.
Watch the YouTube video below to learn more about contacting an injury lawyer following your pedestrian accident.Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Elverta, CA Today
If a pedestrian accident has left you with debilitating injuries and high medical expenses, you must do everything possible to give your case the best outcome. The Elverta personal injury attorneys at AutoAccident.com can help you navigate the claims process and pursue total compensation from all liable parties. Call us today at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 for free and friendly advice.
Since 1982, our law firm has successfully helped Elverta and Northern California residents pursue maximum compensation for personal injury and wrongful death cases.
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