Getting in an accident while walking down the street may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you decide to take a stroll, but our lawyers at Eldessouky Law know that this is a possibility. Our firm has skilled pedestrian accident lawyers that are ready to defend Cerritos, California residents. If you have been in a pedestrian accident and have been injured, you have the right to file a lawsuit. For better chances of being successful and receiving maximum compensation, you will want to start by getting in contact with our law firm at 714-409-8991.
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
There are many ways in which you may be involved in an accident as a pedestrian. You can still have a case even if you were not injured by a car. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents in California are:
- Runners on the sidewalk
- Other distracted pedestrians
- Unleashed or uncontrolled dogs
- Bikers on the sidewalk
- Skateboarders on the sidewalk
- Groups of people who don’t move over
- City buses or trucks with large side mirrors
- Passengers opening doors of cars
- Fights on the street
- Kids running around
- Crowded street fairs or festivals
Do not feel limited by your individual situation. There are plenty more ways in which a pedestrian accident may occur. It will not hurt to speak with one of our lawyers to see if you have a case.
What happens if a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle and injured but the vehicle does not stop?
If you have been put in the unfortunate situation of being hit by a vehicle that does not stop, then do not lose all hope. Although it is illegal for the driver to not stop, hit and run accidents still occur and it’s important to know that you do still have options. The first thing you need to do is call the police so that they can file a report. Give the police information as you can so that they can conduct an investigation. Also, if there are witnesses make sure you gather their information too. Your insurance will determine how much of your medical expenses are paid for, but if the person is found, then you may be able to file a lawsuit against them and take them to court. This is why it’s important to stay at the scene and provide as much detail as possible to the police. If you have more questions about this process or any process regarding a pedestrian accident, you can call our firm and speak with one of our knowledgeable pedestrian accident attorneys in Cerritos.
What are pedestrians’ rights when it comes to traffic laws?
When crossing the street, pedestrian have the right-of-way if they are in a marked crosswalk or are at an intersection. This means that drivers must yield to pedestrians at this time. However, pedestrians do not always have the right of way, and the laws can be complicated, so this is why it’s best to consult with an attorney to see what your rights are. If you were in an accident not involving a vehicle, the most important factors in making a strong case are if the defendant had a duty of care, breached that duty or care, and that breach resulted in you sustaining an injury. Our Cerritos pedestrian accident lawyers at Eldessouky Law will be able to pick these pieces out of your claim and build a strong case against the defendant so that you can receive compensation for your losses.
What type of compensation is available to victims of pedestrian accidents?
Every case is different, and the severity of the accident and its effects will determine what you may be able to receive from a pedestrian accident lawsuit. Most of the time, you will be able to sue for compensatory damages. Possible compensatory damages include, but are not limited to:
- Medical and hospital bills
- Occupational and physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of limb
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
Let our talented attorneys help you fight to get back what is yours. Pedestrian accidents can be extremely painful, and you our lawyers believe you deserve remedy for what you have been through.
Why Eldessouky Law stands out
Our firm stands out from the rest because we are dedicated to helping each individual that contacts us. We will not push your case aside; we will work our hardest to help you get compensation. Call our office and one of our lawyers will be able to give you free legal advice on your case. We will also take on your case for free. This is our zero-fee guarantee. There are no upfront costs, and if we do not win your case, you will not owe us a penny. Let us help take some of the stress off from your situation. It’s time to get in contact with one of our lawyers and begin on the road to recovery.