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Pedestrian Accident

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California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the country. The vast majority of these tragedies are caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, and other forms of driver negligence. If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian crash, contact our attorneys for a consultation with a California pedestrian accident attorney.

Types of Cases Our California Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Handle

Distracted driving has become an epidemic in California, but it is not the only cause of pedestrian crashes. We have an extensive background in complex personal injury and wrongful death claims arising from pedestrian accidents. We handle a variety of pedestrian accident claims including:

  • Pedestrian accidents due to distracted driving;
  • Pedestrian accidents due to malfunctioning road signals and signage;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving drunk drivers;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving buses;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving trains;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving rideshare vehicles;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving motorcycles;
  • Pedestrian accidents involving commercial trucks; and
  • Pedestrian accidents resulting in spinal cord or brain injuries.

The evidence needed to prove liability will depend on the specific cause of your accident. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have grounds for a claim against the driver who hit you, the company that employs the driver who hit you, a government entity, or another party.

With many decades of experience in settlement negotiations and litigation, the California pedestrian accident our lawyers know what it takes to find success in these cases. We will tailor our legal strategies to the unique circumstances of your case. Our attorneys will compile evidence, talk to eyewitnesses, and possibly consult expert witnesses to ensure your claim is as strong as possible before we enter settlement negotiations.

Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident in California

It’s not easy to think clearly after being hit by a vehicle, but what you say and do at the crash scene will affect the outcome of your subsequent claim. The following tips may help you avoid disputes related to liability and damages and might lead to a fair settlement offer early in the proceedings:

  • Call the police, and make sure an officer creates an accident report;
  • Take photos of your injuries, the accident scene, property damage, the weather conditions, the road conditions, and the vehicle that hit you;
  • For your records, take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance card, and license plate;
  • Record the phone numbers and names of eyewitnesses;
  • Visit a doctor for an immediate medical evaluation;
  • Tell your doctor about every part of your body that feels pain;
  • Follow your doctor’s treatment instructions, and do not miss any subsequent doctor’s appointments;
  • Keep a journal about your injuries and the recovery process;
  • Do not speak to the insurance adjuster or accept a settlement offer until you have spoken to a lawyer;
  • Stay off of social media; and
  • Contact a pedestrian accident attorney right away to discuss your case.

Why You Should Consult a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Right Away

The injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic, and the cost of medical care and lost income can be exorbitant. To reduce their liability, the insurance company or defendant may try to coerce you into providing a recorded statement that can be used to dispute liability or your damages. They might review your social media profiles for posts that can be used against you. Also, important evidence that could be used to prove your claim, such as surveillance footage, might be erased.

A pedestrian accident lawyer from our East Los Angeles Office who will help you stay one step ahead of the insurance company or liable party and avoid mistakes that would jeopardize your claim. Our attorneys will also perform an immediate investigation to gather evidence while it is still available. We can also handle talks with the insurance company, calculate your damages, and use proven legal strategies during settlement negotiations and potential litigation.

Areas We Serve

Victorville

Bakersfield

Antelope Valley

Oxnard/Ventura

San Bernardino

East Los Angeles

Testimonials

"Michael was an outstanding attorney. He always made sure to keep me in the loop with my case and worked nonstop to help get the outcome I deserved. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs only the best lawyer and I will definitely return to him again in the future!"

Rachel G.

"Super professional, friendly staff. The team was so knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire legal process of my car accident. I highly recommend using them!"

Michelle Nguyen

"Very professional and diligent. Got my case resolved in a timely manner and communicated with my throughout the process of my case."

Brian Altnis

"Wow! Michael Sanchez got me more money than I thought I would ever get. He's confident and a shark yet kind with his clients. I highly recommend."

Giovanni P

"My fiancé had a successful case with this firm. Under the circumstances, Mendez & Sanchez, attorneys and staff made this a pleasant experience. Staff was respectful, genuine, and all around a great fit for the case and my fiancé. This firm comes highly recommended!"

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While other firms just handle your bodily injury claim, we offer a complimentary full-service package where we will also handle your property damage for no fee!