Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Monterey Park, CA

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Mendez and Sanchez APC - Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Monterey Park, California

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think of automobile accidents, they typically do not think about people walking on foot. However a Monterey Park pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions do not only involve two or more vehicles. A fair amount of auto accidents just involve one driver. Additionally, these types of accidents can commonly result in considerable damage and horrible injuries. This is particularly accurate when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Monterey Park pedestrian accident attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez realize that you are going through a challenging time. Medical bills are accumulating, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you may be getting calls from an auto insurance provider and you do not know what to do.

The good news is that we are here to help. The lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez have been handling pedestrian accident cases for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and ready to defend you.

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Monterey Park?

Drivers have a duty of care while operating their vehicles that includes more than just other vehicles. Drivers must also keep a lookout for the more unprotected people on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the main reasons:

If a motorist does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for some other reason-- they might seriously hurt or kill a pedestrian accidentally.

In order to totally comprehend how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to know what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some leading causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

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

How Can I Avoid Pedestrian Accidents?

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

Here are a number of precautions to take to avoid getting hit by a car as a pedestrian:

  • Cross the street in designated crosswalks
  • Look for vehicles 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 driver doesn't see you
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the motorist to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, particularly when traveling on busy city streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Remain alert at all times. Try to reduce distractions on your phone
  • Only use one earbud at a time so you do not lose all sense of hearing
  • Do not try to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or accelerate, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing after dark
  • Look for cars entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Hurt in a Monterey Park Pedestrian Accident?

Understanding 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 injured or have other damages.

  • Call the police and file a report
  • Make a note of witness information at the scene
  • Take photos and video of the accident scene
  • Gather as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, etc
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Don't talk to an auto insurance company until you've had a consultation with an attorney

As more and more individuals rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to commuting by car, more pedestrians end up on the public roadways. This is especially true in metropolitan areas like Monterey Park, where individuals frequently walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too often, pedestrians are struck by drivers who are too distracted to notice them crossing the street or walking behind a car. And when this happens, it will be the pedestrian, not the motorist, who pays the price.

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

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Receive If I Win a Monterey Park Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?

If you reach a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can receive compensation for losses related to your pedestrian accident and injuries, including:

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

A Monterey Park pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustain serious injuries. Contact a skilled Monterey Park pedestrian accident lawyer today who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Mendez & Sanchez

If you or someone close to you has suffered an accident as a pedestrian, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very challenging claims, and working with a law firm knowledgeable about the matters associated with pedestrian accidents in the Monterey Park area is your best choice for getting the compensation you are entitled to.

Our Monterey Park pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of individuals and families living with the tragedy of a serious or fatal accident.



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