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Mendez and Sanchez - Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in San Gabriel, California

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about auto accidents, they typically do not think about individuals walking on foot. However a San Gabriel pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common accidents don't only involve two or more cars. A fair amount of automobile accidents just involve one motorist. Further, these types of accidents can often cause considerable damage and horrendous injuries. This is especially accurate when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the San Gabriel pedestrian accident attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez understand that you are experiencing a difficult time. Medical costs are accumulating, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Additionally, you may be getting calls from an auto insurance provider 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 handling pedestrian accident cases for several years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and willing to fight for you.

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in San Gabriel?

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

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

In order to fully understand how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to prevent them, we also need to know what causes pedestrian accidents.

Some leading causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Exiting a parking lot or driveway
  • Failure 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 several things you can do to help avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.

Here are several safety measures 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 driver doesn't see you
  • Try to make eye contact with the driver so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when walking on busy city streets or streets with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • Remain 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
  • Do not try to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing after dark
  • Look for cars entering or leaving driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

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

Knowing what to do after you are hit by a vehicle while on foot is important to make sure that you can protect your rights and legal options in case you are seriously hurt or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and make a report
  • Take down 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 immediately
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Do not speak with a car insurance company until you've had a meeting with a lawyer

As more and more individuals rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to commuting by vehicle, more pedestrians end up on the public streets. This is especially true in urban areas like San Gabriel, where individuals commonly walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

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

The pedestrian injury attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez have extensive experience representing those that are hurt in this kind of accident. We can pursue a personal injury case on your behalf, or a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one that has been killed in a pedestrian accident in San Gabriel or any other of the surrounding neighborhoods.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Obtain If I Prevail In a San Gabriel Pedestrian Accident Claim?

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

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

A San Gabriel pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims suffer major injuries. Get in touch with a skilled San Gabriel pedestrian accident attorney today who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Call the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Mendez & Sanchez

If you or somebody close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complicated claims, and working with a law firm knowledgeable about the matters associated with pedestrian accidents in the San Gabriel area is your best option for receiving the compensation you deserve. Our San Gabriel pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of clients and loved ones coping with the tragedy of a severe or fatal accident.



"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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