As a pedestrian, you have the right to walk without having to fear being struck by a vehicle. Traffic laws are designed to ensure that the flow of traffic is maximize, preventing car accidents and avoidable injuries. Traffic laws are also in place to ensure that pedestrians are not harmed by vehicles. Essentially, your rights as a pedestrian ensure that you can walk safely in designated areas. Unfortunately, traffic laws are frequently ignored – drivers exercise recklessness and cause accidents. In many of these accidents, innocent pedestrians are involved, and they suffer injuries.
If you or a member of your family were involved in a pedestrian accident and were harmed in any way, you could be certain that the pedestrian accident attorneys in West Covina, CA are ready to provide you with the legal assistance that you need to pursue a claim. If you would like to discuss your claim with our West Covina pedestrian accident lawyers at Eldessouky Law, do not hesitate to contact our law firm as soon as possible.
What are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents?
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are very common and occur for a number of reasons; ultimately, most of pedestrian accidents are completely avoidable. Consider some of these frequent causes behind pedestrian accidents:
- Drivers driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Pedestrians walking while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Drivers disregarding traffic laws, speeding, and weaving in and out of traffic, for example.
- Drivers do not yield or give pedestrians the right of way.
- Pedestrians entering busy streets and putting themselves in danger.
- Pedestrians crossing roads when it is still unsafe to do so (disregarding their own safety).
- Cities/counties failing to keep up with maintenance, crating dangerous conditions.
Was the pedestrian accident that affected you caused by any of the reasons mentioned above? If you would like to learn more about the different causes of pedestrian accidents and whether you have the right to sue, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with our experts as soon as possible.
Your Right to Sue
After being involved in a car accident, do you have the right to sue? Without a doubt, you could pursue a pedestrian accident if you or a member of your family were involved in a pedestrian accident? If the pedestrian accident was caused by the negligent actions of a party, you will likely have grounds to pursue a claim. You could pursue a claim against the liable party’s insurance coverage.
What if the party liable for the pedestrian accident doesn’t stop? Could you still pursue a claim? In the case of hit-and-run accidents, it is often difficult to establish the liability. In some hit-and-run accidents, the liable party is eventually identified. After identifying the liable party, victims and their families could file claims against them to recover compensation for their damages. What is the liable party is never identified? Victims and their families might feel like they might have to cover all their expenses out-of-pocket. However, victims and their families could seek compensation by filing claims with their own personal insurance coverage.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you might even be able to pursue a claim against a party other than the liable driver. If you would like to learn more about your right to sue after being involved in a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to contact our law firm at your earliest convenience.
Could You Recover Compensation?
You can file a claim, but could you also recover compensation? Do you have the right to recover compensation for the damages that you and your family suffered? If your pedestrian accident claim is successful, it is possible that you recover compensation for the harm that you and your family suffered. What type of compensation could you receive? How much compensation could you receive? Depending on the details of your claim, you could recover at least some of the compensation listed below:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
- Punitive damages
When you contact the pedestrian accident experts at our firm, you could be certain that there will always be someone aggressively fighting you your right to be compensated. Our experts will not rest until you recover the compensation that you deserve. If you would like to learn more about the specific type of compensation that you might be eligible to receive, you should contact our West Covina firm as soon as possible.
How can the experts at our law firm help you if you have been harmed by a pedestrian accident? At our law firm, we have dedicated many years to representing the victims of pedestrian accidents. We have successfully handled a number of pedestrian claims and helped our clients recover the compensation that they deserve. Our experts are committed to guiding you until your claim reaches a successful outcome. If you would like to discuss your claim with our lawyers to learn more about your right to take action after a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to contact Eldessouky Law in West Covina, CA today.