Find Out if Working with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney is Right for You
You don't have to walk the road to recovery alone.
We know It can feel like the end of the world after you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in Oakland.
The pain and suffering make it feel like you have to climb that hill to recovery all by yourself. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Finding the right oakland pedestrian accident attorney can mean the difference between getting lost in legal limbo and getting back on your feet fast with the compensation you deserve.
We all know how devastating an accident can be. It can derail your everyday life. And it can have a lasting impact for months—even years—after you’ve been given a clean bill of health.
But a skilled pedestrian accident attorney will work tirelessly to settle your claim as quickly as possible to help you get your life back on track.
Whether your pedestrian accident was today or not, this checklist will help build your case. Keep a copy in your glovebox and share it with those you love.
Learn how to make a pedestrian accident claim & whether working with an attorney is right for you. This A-Z guide covers everything in a simple Q&A format.
If you've been injured in a serious pedestrian traffic accident, knowledge is power. Learn your rights and what to avoid that could sabotage your personal injury claim.
Let's Get You Back on Your Feet
Chances are you won’t be thinking like yourself immediately after your accident.
And that's perfectly normal.
A crash is traumatic and disrupts your brain as much as it does your body.
The first thing you should do immediately after any accident is seek medical attention—regardless of your ability to pay.
And the next thing you should do is consider contacting a qualified Oakland personal injury attorney.
Because time is not on your side. And here's why:
With every passing day, the likelihood of receiving a financial settlement that’s fair and just decreases.
Evidence can get misplaced, reports can get lost, and eyewitnesses can forget details.
And to make matters worse, insurance adjusters will be contacting you within days -- maybe even hours -- of your accident, to pressure you into accepting settlements that are far below what you may actually be entitled to.
Sure, it's their job . . . but that doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.
And to add insult to injury, anything you say to those insurance adjusters can be used against you to decrease your eventual settlement. So you need to be well prepared when speaking to them and a personal injury attorney can help in that regard.
And that's just one of the reasons you should consider contacting a qualified Oakland pedestrian accident attorney.
Know Your Rights
In most every pedestrian accident in Oakland, negligent, reckless or careless drivers are at fault.
And there are three main contributing factors when pedestrians and cars collide.
Speed is the top contributing factor to all pedestrian accidents in Oakland. And it’s responsible for most fatal accidents.
Because speed adds force. And force intensifies the impact.
A pedestrian has a 90% chance of surviving being struck by a car if that car is travelling 23 MPH or less.
And that chance for survival drops for every mile per hour above that.
At 50 MPH 75% of victims will die.
We all know that alcohol makes drivers more dangerous. It can impair a driver's reaction time, reduce their ability to see pedestrians, and prevent them from making smart decisions.
Many impaired drivers involved in pedestrian accidents in Oakland face jail time.
However, victims can seek civil penalties and financial settlements regardless of whether the at fault driver is arrested or not.
Failure to Yield
Pedestrians have a right to be on the road too, and failure to yield for a pedestrian is one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents in Oakland.
Many drivers fail to react in time, or simply don't see victims before it's too late.
Are You Prepared?
In addition to the pain and suffering, a pedestrian accident in Oakland can take a tremendous bite out of your finances.
Many times, such devastating crashes leave victims out of work for weeks or months at a time.
Imagine trying to cover that cost without health insurance, or without a fair settlement from the at fault party's insurance company.
It could literally cripple a family for years, even after the victim was able to get back to work.
Get Back on Your Feet
Seeking a fair settlement is the quickest path to financial recovery available to pedestrian accident victims in Oakland.
Because insurance companies are more likely to pay a fair settlement without a fight when a pedestrian is involved.
An experienced Oakland pedestrian accident attorney will fight for every penny you deserve. They won't be out to line their pockets, or risk everything in court for an astronomical settlement.
Instead, they'll work hard to get honest people like you the financial break they need to they can focus on their recovery.
Get an Attorney Team You Can Trust
At Sally Morin Law we limit the type of personal injury cases we take on.
In fact, we don’t accept many of the cases presented to us, because we're very selective about who we want to help.
This lets us focus on our passion: helping accident victims who are hardworking individuals, who just need a hand getting back on their feet.
And there’s nothing more rewarding for us than seeing a pedestrian accident victim get the settlement they deserve.
Because we only focus on car, bicycle, motorcycle, and pedestrian accident cases in Oakland, we have become experts at getting the results you need.
We have successfully negotiated settlements for hundreds of clients, resulting in millions of dollars of financial compensation for individuals injured by reckless or negligent drivers in The Bay Area.
Why do people choose us?
Get Just the Help You Need
We know you need time to recover from your pedestrian accident, and that's why Sally Morin Law makes regaining your health our top priority.
We know that stress and worrying about the status of your accident claim won’t help you get better.
And we know that being hounded by insurance companies and bill collectors is counterproductive.
That’s why we offer hassle-free claim management the first day!
From the moment we take your case, a weight is lifted off your shoulders. We literally handle everything!
Through the entire process we’ll be in touch, and you'll never feel left out of the loop.
And when it comes time to make big decisions, like whether or not to take your case to trial, we can offer sound advice and all the information you need to make a well-informed choice.
We Believe in Doing things Differently
Are you an honest, hardworking person who has suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident that was not your fault?
Is your number one priority protecting your family in this time of crisis and getting back on your feet?
If so, you may be just the type of accident victim we'd love to help.
Remember, at Sally Morin Law our team of personal injury lawyers exclusively handles serious pedestrian, bicycle, motorcycle and automobile accidents.
OAKLAND PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT | GREAT RESULT DESPITE LOW POLICY LIMITS OF $50K
A 34 year old music teacher was an Oakland pedestrian crossing the street in a crosswalk when a driver failed to be aware of his surroundings and struck her. The blow of the impact caused her to briefly lose consciousness. She also suffered a fractured collarbone and separation of her AC joint.
The pedestrian was unconscious just after the accident, so she had no memory of the accident or how it occurred. Therefore, the police officers could not collect information to accurately tell her side of the story. The police wrote a report based almost entirely on the at-fault driver’s statement, which was obviously self-serving. The police report came out AGAINST the pedestrian, alleging that she was at fault for the accident.
The pedestrian was really worried about the bad police report and her mounting medical bills. She therefore reached out to the Oakland personal injury attorneys at Sally Morin Law for help. Sally and her team immediately tracked down an independent witness to pivot the case in the pedestrian's favor. Sally and team then diligently investigated the at-fault driver for all available insurance coverage and personal assets to see what they were capable of paying for the client’s injuries. Sadly, the driver only carried $50,000 of liability insurance and had no assets. With this news, the pedestrian feared that she would owe thousands of dollars in medical bills, not to mention be stuck with the bill for legal costs and fees. Fortunately, Sally and her team were able to negotiate the client’s medical bills down significantly so that she could end her case with money-in-hand after payment of all medical and legal costs in her case.
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