Pedestrians: Most at Risk
A hurried driver backs out of her suburban neighborhood driveway in an effort to get to work on time, but fails to realize that her neighbor’s child slipped directly behind the vehicle when she wasn’t looking. An elderly gentleman using a cane at the crosswalk cannot avoid the oncoming speeding vehicle. A college student pulls away from the curb after having a few drinks and overlooks the pizza delivery girl on her bicycle.
These are all-too-common scenarios. Pedestrians, especially children, are the most vulnerable on any road in California.
Thousands of pedestrians are injured by cars every year, and the consequences of being hit by a car can be extremely serious. Common causes of negligent drivers injuring pedestrians are:
- Failing to yield
- Failing to obey the speed limit
- Driving while on the cell phone
- Driving while distracted
- Roadway Design Defects
- Inadequate Warning Signs
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failure to properly operate their vehicle
Despite having the right of way in most situations, pedestrian injuries still occur about every eight minutes and pedestrian deaths once every two hours.
If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, the injuries can be life changing, and it’s important that you’re aware of your legal rights and take action immediately.
How Compensation Can Help
An injured pedestrian without legal guidance will often feel forced to accept the minimal amount offered as damages. With no recourse in the future to cover additional medical needs. Yet the compensation initially offered by the responsible partiesoften doesn’t come close to covering the pain and suffering caused by a pedestrian injury.
By seeking the guidance of an expert legal team immediately, your attorney can help ensure that you receive a settlement that covers:
- Lost wages
- Future treatment
- The use of ramps or other equipment
- Pain and suffering endured
Our Experience Makes a Difference
Often accidents happen so quickly that pedestrians are unable to remember what happened or feel it’s not clear which vehicle is to blame. Our expert team will reconstruct the accident, find witnesses, and make sure that the party at fault is held responsible for your injuries.
At The Mann Law Firm, we have helped many clients claim compensation after being hit by any type of vehicle. Our experience includes pursuing compensation for clients whose injuries were caused by:
- Drivers who were going too fast
- Drivers who were under the influence
- Drivers who ignored traffic lights
- Drivers who simply weren’t paying attention
Serving Clients in California
At The Mann Law Firm, our attorneys fight to hold those responsible for the damages that you or your loved one has suffered. We will ensure your family is taken care of as soon as possible and for the long term. Contact us today for a free consultation at (408) 287-1600, and an expert pedestrian injury attorney will review your claim.