Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Serving Whittier, CA
Imagine, after weeks of overcast, you finally get a sunny day, so naturally, you make the decision to take a walk. You’re strolling down the sidewalk, and out of nowhere a reckless driver comes racing towards you. Your badly injured, what do you do next? Or, take this scenario and change the ending to a reckless biker, a reckless skateboarder, a reckless fellow pedestrian. It’s all the same, you were involved in a pedestrian accident and were injured. If this has happened to you, you need to get help from a Eldessouky Law pedestrian accident lawyer. This is your next step to recovering from an accident.
What are the most common causes of pedestrian accidents?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians are involved in 13% of vehicle related fatalities. However, pedestrian accidents can also be caused by other factors besides vehicles. Here are some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents:
- Improper lane use
- Unmarked crosswalks
- Drivers making left hand turns
- Use of electronics
- Quiet cars
- Dark clothes
Every situation is different, and even if none of the causes listed above apply to you, you will still want to seek help from one of our pedestrian accident lawyers. We will treat every case on an individual basis and give you the best advice for your situation. To get started on this process, call our office at 714-409-8991.
What are pedestrians’ rights when it comes to traffic laws?
Pedestrian traffic laws in California can be complicated and this is why we recommend you get help from one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers in Whittier who has dealt with many accident cases before. It’s important to know that there are certain times when according to the law, pedestrians have the right-of-way, but they do not have it all the time. According to California Vehicle Code 21950, cars must yield to a pedestrian who is either crossing in a marked crosswalk or at an intersection, marked or unmarked. If you have been in an pedestrian accident due to a car not yielding to you while in either of these situations, then you need to get in contact with one of our attorneys immediately. But, our lawyers also know that not every case is that straightforward. The same law goes on to say that a pedestrian cannot suddenly leave a curb and go into the path of a vehicle close enough to create an immediate hazard. Immediate hazard is not clearly defined, so this is where the benefit of a lawyer will come in, who can argue against this and help you win your case. Our lawyers in Whittier, CA will be able to build a strong case for you despite complex laws and ambiguity. This is why you should put your trust in our firm.
What type of compensation is available to victims of pedestrian accidents?
Different factors that will determine the possible compensation available to victims of pedestrian accidents are the severity of your injury, amount of time you missed work, the extent of medical treatment, the clearness of fault, and more. Our lawyers will fight their hardest to get you the most possible. Types of compensation from a pedestrian accident claim may include medical and hospital bills, counseling, occupational and physical therapy, lost wages, lost earning capacity, lost of consortium, loss of limb, scarring and disfigurement, and pain and suffering.
There is a possibility you were involved in the unfortunate situation of a hit-and-run, where the driver leaves the scene. If this has happened, it may be harder to get compensation without a defendant, and your insurance will play a role in your compensation. However, talking to one of our attorneys about your specific situation will give you a better idea of what necessary steps you can take after your accident.
How can Eldessouky Law help?
Eldessouky Law will be able to serve residents of Whittier, California who have been in a pedestrian accident. If you get in contact with out office, you will be able to get free legal advice from a skilled pedestrian accident attorney. Like it was mentioned before, pedestrian law in California can have grey areas that will be better addressed with the help of an attorney. We do not want you to go into a claim alone, call our office for guidance. Moreover, we will represent you in a lawsuit free of any upfront fees. This is our zero fee guarantee. If we do not win, you will not have to pay us. Only if we win will we ask for a small fee. With years of experience, you will be in good hands working alongside one of our pedestrian accidents attorneys. Our firm understands the impact of a pedestrian accident, and we want to help make things right by representing you and helping you get the compensation that is rightfully yours.