Fairfield Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Fairfield is a great place to live. As the largest city in Solano County, as well as the seat of the local government, Fairfield is a bustling hub of activity. As a busy city located right on one of the largest highways in the country, Fairfield is also no stranger to traffic. As residents know, local roads see a high amount of both local and commuter traffic. While many residents enjoy the lively nature of Fairfield, traffic also brings the risk of serious accidents.
Vehicle accidents have the potential to cause major injuries that can change people’s lives, and pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable people on the road. As a Fairfield pedestrian accident lawyer, my job is to make sure that crash survivors can claim the compensation they need to recover personally and financially after being injured in a crash.Pedestrian Accident Data for Fairfield
According to information reported by various agencies, including the Fairfield Police Department and Solano California Highway Patrol, 7,469 total traumatic vehicle accidents took place in the city of Fairfield between 2008 and 2019. Out of these crashes, 458 involved a pedestrian. This means that around six percent of traumatic auto accidents in Fairfield are pedestrian collisions. In comparison, bicycle accidents accounted for about four percent, while motorcycle collisions accounted for just under six percent.
Pedestrian collisions in Fairfield were slightly more severe than accidents overall, causing a higher percentage of both fatal and severe injuries.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can stay safe while walking on Fairfield roadways, check out this informative YouTube video produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:Common Pedestrian Injuries
As a Fairfield personal injury lawyer, I have witnessed first-hand just how seriously collisions can affect pedestrians. In many cases, the injuries that pedestrians suffer during auto accidents change their lives. While pedestrians are liable to experience a variety of injuries, some are more common than others. Some of the serious injuries that pedestrians often suffer during vehicle accidents include:
- Bone fractures
- Road rash
- Lower extremity injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Amputation injuries
All of these injury types can range in severity. However, recovering from even a minor injury can be difficult. The process of recovery can be physically painful, as well as mentally stressful. Many people find themselves unable to focus or participate in activities they care about, leaving them feeling anxious or depressed.
Furthermore, recovering from injuries can also be expensive. In many cases, the treatment of an injury requires surgeries as well as long-term medication use and physical therapy sessions. On top of ambulance rides and hospital stays, many injured pedestrians run up major medical bills on their road to recovery.
Making things even more complicated, being injured can also make it hard for you to do your job. After an accident, many people are unable to continue working for some time and, in some cases, lose their ability to work altogether. The loss of income suffered because of a crash on top of medical bills often leaves people wondering how they will be able to continue living their lives.What Are My Options for Recovery?
While crash survivors are often left in a difficult situation, they can get help. By working with a Fairfield pedestrian accident lawyer to file an injury claim, collision survivors are often able to claim full compensation for the personal and financial damages that they have suffered.
Personal injury claims seek to hold at-fault parties responsible for the damages they caused. These parties often include reckless drivers who ignore the rules of the road. However, other parties, like auto product manufacturers and government entities, may also be liable. Because injury claims vary depending on the specific circumstances of the crash, it’s always best to reach out for personal advice from a Fairfield personal injury lawyer who has ample experience handling serious injury claims.How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?
After suffering a serious injury, people are often experiencing a lot of stress. Unfortunately, this leads many people to delay getting in touch with an injury lawyer because finding a trustworthy attorney seems like even more stress. However, having legal representation early on can be critical to your case, and it’s easy to get in touch with an excellent, compassionate lawyer if you know how to look. These are the top things to keep in mind when searching for a top-rate Fairfield pedestrian accident attorney:
- Experience - Your lawyer should be happy to tell you about their history of advocacy. Most lawyers have their previous verdicts and settlements listed on their website. You can find mine here.
- Reputation - It’s important to know that your attorney has a good reputation in their community. An easy way to find out is by simply searching for the lawyer on sites like Yelp or Google. Because these sites include third-party reviews, you can get a fair idea of a lawyer’s reputation by visiting them.
- Resources - At-fault parties often put a considerable amount of time and money into defending themselves. Money shouldn’t stand in the way of you claiming the compensation that you deserve, so it is essential to make sure that your attorney has the resources to take your case to trial, if necessary. By asking a lawyer whether or not they would be comfortable going to trial, you can learn a lot about how far they are willing to go to protect your right to compensation.
I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield pedestrian accident lawyer. If an auto accident left you or someone you know with injuries, get in touch with me at either (800) 404-5400 or (707) 564-1900 to receive my free, friendly advice about your case.
My team and I have been helping people in the Fairfield area with severe injury and wrongful death cases for close to four decades. Our firm has helped many people obtain the compensation they need through settlements and verdicts.
If you would like to learn more about me and my work, take a moment to read some of the reviews I’ve received from my clients at:
I am a CA member of the Million Dollar Advocates, a national group of attorneys who have either settled or won a case for which their client received over one million dollars in compensation. I’m also part of a forum for distinguished lawyers called the Top One Percent.
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