Along with the health benefits of walking, like decreased transportation costs and helping the environment, come risks.
Because let's face it, there is no competition when a moving two-ton vehicle hits an unprotected pedestrian, no matter what the speed of the collision.
Often times, these accidents can be devastating, resulting in serious injuries like broken bones, head trauma, or injuries requiring surgery.
And more often than not, pedestrian accident clients face a long road to recovery.
Pedestrian accidents often represent a huge financial and emotional setback for the injured party: with medical bills piling up, lost wages, and frustration of dealing with police, insurance adjusters, doctors, and bill collectors... all while trying to recover from injuries.
Keep reading to learn more.
Across California, distracted driving from cell phones and other electronic devices has caused a rise in pedestrian accidents, as drivers fail to yield fully in time or make turns without properly scanning the intersection.
And while the number of fatal pedestrian accidents in San Francisco was steady at 31 in the last two years, the same can't be said for Southern California.
In Los Angeles alone, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents has risen 25% in just the last six years. With the vast majority of these accidents being caused needlessly by distracted drivers.
At Sally Morin Law, our pedestrian accident clients often face a long, hard road to recovery. And this often involves not just surgery and rehabilitation, but long-term therapy and missed work.
And that's why our attorneys step-in to handle every last detail of building and presenting your case. From the day you sign, you will never have to deal with another insurance adjuster, police officer, or witness again.
And when it come time to make your claim, our team are experts in negotiating the full-and-fair value on behalf of our pedestrian accident clients.
Recently, we re-negotiated a settlement from $65,000 to $937,500 after refusing the insurance company's initial offer and taking the case to mediation.
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If at any time within the first 30 days of signing with Sally Morin Law you are not 100% satisfied with the quality and care of service you receive from our attorneys, we will cancel your contract at no cost so that you can seek different representation. No questions asked.
Sally helped me through a tough personal injury case and her staff were caring, diligent, and honest. I can't say enough good things about Sally. At a time when I had enough on my hands just healing, Sally was there to handle the settlement, so I could just focus on walking again and getting back to work. If you have a personal injury case, you definitely want Sally on your side!
I was struck by a cab while walking home from class, which launched a three year-long case to reclaim some justice. Because of my injuries, everything in my life felt like it had been turned upside down. However, throughout the case, Sally was nothing but incredibly patient, professional, trustworthy, and sincere. I felt very fortunate to have her on my side.
I never in a million years thought that I would be in a pedestrian accident, so I was completely overwhelmed when 1) it happened and 2) I had to immediately start attempting to understand the insurance process that goes along with it. I started researching online what to do, and I realized that I didn't have time and wasn't well equipped to handle these companies at all. In the end, I started looking for personal injury attorneys and came to Yelp and saw this law firm, which was such an incredibly lucky thing to happen. Outside of keeping them in the loop whenever I had another medical bill, I really didn't have to do anything. Their positive attitudes definitely put me at ease for the entirely of my recovery and the insurance claim process. Thank you guys so so much.
Usually a pedestrian is injured due to negligence by a vehicle operator, including:
You should treat a pedestrian accident the same way you would any other traffic accident.
1. Immediately get medical attention, even if you are uninsured.
2. Contact the police and have them generate a report.
3. Collect the name, driver's license details, vehicle and insurance information of the driver.
4. If possible, gather the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident (very important).
5. If you are capable, take photos of the accident scene, and later, your injuries, with your cell phone.
6. Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Yes! As long as you were crossing at an intersection and not jaywalking.
Many people falsely believe the myth that a driver is always at fault when involved in a vehicle on pedestrian accident. This is not true.
Negligence, and ultimately liability, is determined by a variety of factors, including:
The best way to determine if your pedestrian accident claim has merits is to contact a qualified pedestrian accident attorney. At Sally Morin Law, we offer a free, no risk, no obligation, case evaluation, and you can get started online.
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