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 30 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 & Associates.
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.
Your pedestrian accident claim could include the following damages:
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) 696-4234 and schedule a free consultation with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at Effres & Associates.