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Mendez and Sanchez - Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Montebello, California

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think of car accidents, they generally do not consider people walking on foot. However a Montebello pedestrian accident attorney will tell you that common collisions do not just involve two or more vehicles. A decent percentage of car accidents only involve one motorist. Further, these kinds of accidents can frequently result in considerable damage and horrible injuries. This is especially accurate when the accident involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Montebello pedestrian accident lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez know that you are going through a challenging time. Medical costs are piling up, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you may be getting phone calls from a car insurance company and you don't know what to do.

The good news is that we are here to help. The attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez have been taking on pedestrian accident cases for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are ready and willing to fight for you.

What Are Common Causes of Montebello Pedestrian Accidents in Montebello?

Drivers have a duty of care while operating their vehicles that extend to more than just other cars. Motorists need to also keep a lookout for the more defenseless people on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the primary causes:

If a driver does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for some other reason-- they can seriously injure or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

In order to fully understand how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to understand what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some major causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Exiting a parking lot or driveway
  • Failing to yield
  • Speeding
  • DUI
  • Bad weather
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Loading and unloading bus and rail passengers
  • Distracted driving

How Can I Avoid Pedestrian Accidents?

Although it is impossible to account for the actions of those around you, there are several things you can do to help avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.

Here are many precautions to take to avoid getting struck by a car as a pedestrian:

  • Cross the street in designated crosswalks
  • Look for cars in all directions, including those turning left or right
  • At stop light intersections, only cross when you have a walk signal
  • When crossing the street, be defensive and assume the motorist does not see you
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the driver so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when traveling on busy urban streets or roads with multiple lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Stay alert at all times. Try to reduce distractions on your phone
  • Just use one earbud at a time so you do not lose all sense of hearing
  • Don't attempt to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or accelerate, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing at night
  • Watch for vehicles entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Injured in a Montebello Pedestrian Accident?

Knowing what to do after you are hit by a car while walking is necessary to ensure that you can protect your rights and legal options in case you are seriously hurt or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and file a report
  • Make a note of witness information at the scene
  • Take pictures and video of the accident scene
  • Collect as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, etc
  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Do not talk to a car insurance company before you've had a meeting with a lawyer

As more and more people rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to travelling by vehicle, more pedestrians end up on the public roads. This is particularly true in urban locations like Montebello, where individuals frequently walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too often, pedestrians are hit by motorists that are too distracted to see them crossing the street or walking behind a car. And when this happens, it will be the pedestrian, not the driver, who pays the price.

The pedestrian injury attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez have comprehensive experience working with those who are hurt in this kind of accident. We can pursue a personal injury case on your behalf, or a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Montebello or any other of the surrounding neighborhoods.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Get if I Succeed in a Montebello Pedestrian Accident Case?

If you achieve a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can receive compensation for losses associated with your pedestrian accident and injuries, including:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Lost income
  • Estimated future medical treatment expenses
  • Estimated future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A Montebello pedestrian accident is a life-altering event when victims sustain severe injuries. Contact a skilled Montebello pedestrian accident attorney today who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez

If you or somebody close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complicated claims, and hiring a law firm familiar with the issues involved in pedestrian accidents in the Montebello area is your best option for getting the compensation you are entitled to. Our Montebello pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven history of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of clients and loved ones living with the tragedy of a serious or fatal accident.



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"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!"

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