Pedestrian Accidents

Agoura Hills Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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If a negligent driver injured you as a pedestrian, it’s important to file a claim that will include compensation from all sources and account for all of your long-term expenses. For more than 35 years, our lawyers have helped residents throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Ventura, and all surrounding counties, to recover compensation for their injuries caused by negligent motorists.

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian, schedule a consultation with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at Effres & Effres.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Typically, pedestrian accidents are due to a motorist’s failure to look out for pedestrians, especially at crosswalks and intersections, or failure to yield to pedestrians. Motorists who are speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol, or distracted while driving (e.g. texting), are also less able to spot a pedestrian in time to avoid an accident.

Insurance companies will try to find a pedestrian at fault for his or her injuries in an accident. For example, if you were walking in a crosswalk while talking on the phone, the insurance adjuster might claim that your behavior caused your injuries; this makes it imperative that you talk to an experienced lawyer about your claim.

Damages Recoverable in a Pedestrian Accident Claim

Your pedestrian accident claim could include the following damages:

  • Medical costs, including not just short-term or emergency medical treatment, but also future medical treatment.
  • Lost income for all the days that you have lost from work due to your injury.
  • Diminished earning capacity in the future for the lowered ability to earn an income as a result of the injuries.
  • Loss of quality and enjoyment of life.

Here to Help You Through This Difficult Time

Economic damages, such as medical costs are quantifiable. However, for human losses like loss of enjoyment of life and pain and suffering, your lawyer will gather evidence to help quantify the dollar value of this loss. It’s critical to get expert legal advice before you file an accident claim. Failure to account for all of your damages can lead to a lower settlement amount, which means financial distress later when you find yourself faced with mounting medical bills and other financial challenges.

For assistance filing a claim, call (818) 222-9720 and schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at Effres & Effres.

Our Clients' Success Stories

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    Dear Justin, Thank you very much for representing me. Your support and guidance were instrumental in helping me to find closure and to heal from the accident. You are a terrific attorney, and it was such a pleasure to work with you! Sincerely, C. by C. M.
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    Two attorney firms dropped us before the 2 year deadline and we were panicking. My husband was badly hurt when a truck backed into him as he was walking by. Justin took us in and we really felt like we had someone on our side. I really feel like it's his reputation as a trial lawyer that got us the deal. I would absolutely recommend him!
    - S.K.
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    Effres & Effres law office helped me to work through my case after I was rear ended by a young person who drove someone else's car with a minimal insurance coverage. They were great, always available, answering all my questions, giving the best advises, not aggressively but based on an informed decision-making process, which I was very much part of. We got a great result. I would strongly suggest this law office to anyone who was injured in an accident. They are great, responsible and accommodating you, every step on the way.
    - Susanna

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