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Most people don’t even think about car accidents when they go out for a walk to the grocery store or take the dog out and, overall, the chance that you’ll be struck by a car on any given day is low. However, crashes happen in an instant and it only takes one car crash to leave pedestrians with injuries that have the potential to change their entire lives. For many injured pedestrians, recovering their personal and financial wellbeing can be a challenge.

As Red Bluff pedestrian accident lawyers, it’s our mission to help injured pedestrians obtain the compensation that they need to move forward with their lives after suffering serious accident injuries.

Pedestrian-Involved Auto Accidents Tend to Be Severe

Vehicle occupants and protected by safety features like seat belts and airbags, and passenger vehicles are precisely designed to absorb impacts in a way that keeps people safe. Pedestrians, on the other hand, are completely unprotected and very vulnerable. Even in relatively minor accidents, pedestrians often suffer major trauma.

Because pedestrian accidents tend to be so severe, injury claims associated with these collisions tend to be very valuable. This means that liable parties stand to lose a lot of money and will usually put up a fight to avoid paying for damages, dumping legal manpower and resources into building a defense against liability.

To make sure you can hold liable insurance companies, negligent drivers, and other at-fault parties accountable, it’s critical to have an attorney that is highly experienced when it comes to handling major injury cases. If your attorney is has a proven history of working on high-value cases, you can be sure that they know how to investigate collisions, gather evidence, negotiate for settlements, and, if necessary, argue your case in court to ensure you receive full compensation.

We Focus on Major Injury Cases

Our law firm has focused exclusively on claims that either involves fatal or major injuries for nearly four decades. This means that each one of our attorneys is a seasoned professional and knows exactly how to handle a high-value case. To learn more about the cases we’ve successfully resolved in the past, you can visit our website and read through some of our prior settlements and verdicts.

Dangerous Intersections for Pedestrians in Red Bluff

It’s impossible to predict exactly where or when a given crash will occur, but it is possible to reduce your risk of suffering a pedestrian accident injury by learning about collision trends in your city. According to government data, including reports from the Red Bluff Police Department and California Highway Patrol, the following intersections were the most dangerous in the city over the last decade. Each intersection is listed next to the number of total accidents that took place within 250 feet of the location between 2009-2020.

  • Antelope Boulevard at Main Street and Oak Street, 5
  • Franklin Street at Walnut Street, 4
  • Main Street at Willow Street, 4
  • Potter Avenue at Walnut Street, 4
  • Sale Lane at State Route 36, 4
  • Aloha Street at Jackson Street, 3
  • Antelope Boulevard at Gilmore Road, 3
  • BrearCliffe Drive at Main Street, 3
  • Jackson Street at Reeds Avenue, 3
  • Walnut Street at Washington Street, 3
Watch YouTube Video: Safe Steps Pedestrian Safety

For even more information about how pedestrians can stay safe while using the road, take a minute to watch this informative video from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

What Damages Can Be Recovered for Pedestrian Accidents?

As stated above, pedestrian-involved car accidents can leave people with injuries that have far-reaching effects on their lives. Fortunately, the compensation available through personal injury claims includes a wide variety of damages. These damages can be broken down into two main categories: economic and non-economic losses.

Economic losses come with a price tag that can be easily identified. Examples include hospital bills and lost income as well as things like in-home care, physical therapy, home modifications, loss of earning potential, and more. In contrast, non-economic damages are harder to define and include things related to loss of quality of life. For a better understanding of the damages you might be able to claim, the best way to get an idea is to get personalized advice from a Red Bluff pedestrian accident lawyer about your specific situation.

Finding the Right Attorney

The sooner you contact a lawyer, the more effective the attorney can be. However, many people delay calling a lawyer because they don’t know how to find a good one. Fortunately, researching the best pedestrian accident lawyers in your area is fairly easy if you know what to look out for. While looking for lawyers on sites like Google or Avvo, keep these three things in mind:

  • Experience - A good attorney will have a proven history of success. To research this, go to the lawyer’s website and look for their verdict and settlement history.
  • Reputation - A good way to evaluate a lawyer is to look at their reputation among peers and past clients. To do this, read reviews from people who’ve worked with the attorney in the past and look closely at online ratings.
  • Resources - A major injury case can be a legal battle, and it’s important that your attorney is able to do everything possible to help you succeed. For insight into your attorney’s willingness to put resources into your case, ask them if they would be comfortable going to trial.
Red Bluff Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, a Red Bluff pedestrian accident lawyer. Individuals who’ve been injured in collisions deserve to get expert legal help. For free, friendly advice from one of our attorneys, call (800) 404-5400 or (530) 392-9400.

We’ve worked alongside people in Red Bluff and Tehama County for 38 years, and have achieved many settlements and verdicts on behalf of our valued clients. If you’d like to read reviews from our clients themselves, take a minute to look through these online profiles:

I’m part of Million Dollar Advocates. To be a member, you need to be a US lawyer with at least one previous case that was worth over one million dollars. Additionally, I’m a member of Top One Percent.

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Client Reviews
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"Me and my wife; had a car accident. We were amazed how easy, professional, friendly attorney Ed Smith is along with his staff. Everybody is amazing. Thank you so much, we are very impressed!" Alex & Dinah M.
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"Ed Smith and his office team took on a difficult personal injury case on my behalf and for the passenger in my car. Ed is a top- notch attorney. His staff couldn't have been more helpful and kind. No need to look elsewhere. I give Ed Smith my highest recommendation." Beverly
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"Ed and Robert have been taking great care of my husband and I for the past 5+ years. They are always there when you have a problem and a quick resolution! Even when the issues have nothing to do with them. They are willing to help ease the pain off your shoulders. They are as good as it gets! Thank you again for everything." Annie T.
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"I would highly recommend Ed Smith to any friends or family in need of a personal injury attorney. Ed, and his staff, are very caring on top of being very experienced in this field. The staff always keeps you informed of the status of your case and they are always easy to reach by phone." Shannon D.
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