Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in California
At E&L, LLP, our pedestrian accident lawyers know few circumstances cause greater injuries than being hit by a car, truck, or SUV while on foot.
Unfortunately, throughout the United States last year, there were nearly 6,300 pedestrian accident fatalities — the highest figure in thirty years, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The tragic figure associated with pedestrian fatalities accounts for 17% of all traffic deaths each year or the equivalent of one pedestrian killed every 88 minutes.
Our Beverly Hills personal injury attorneys know that at some time throughout the day, we are all pedestrians. And if we are hit by a much larger and heavier vehicle — no matter at what speed the chances of escaping the crash without severe or even catastrophic injuries are slim.
Our senior pedestrian accident attorneys have been nominated as Super Lawyers Rising Stars, an acknowledgment that is received by the top 2.5% of attorneys that means 97.5% of other Southern California attorneys do not qualify.
That places us in a position to help our clients fully recover from their pedestrian accident injuries using our experience, skills, and resources to pursue real results for you and your family, starting with a free consultation.
What are the Most Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in California?
At E&L, LLP, our pedestrian accident attorneys know that the growth of technology, and our rising dependence on electronics, have directly contributed to the increase in pedestrian collisions throughout California.
Whether it is cellphones or in-car electronic devices, one of the main causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving.
Other common causes of pedestrian accidents may include:
- Speeding or Reckless Driving
- Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
- Drivers Disregarding Heavy Traffic Conditions
- Failing to Obey Traffic Signals and Signs
- Driving on Lack of Sleep or Exhaustion
- Making Improper Turns, including Illegal U-Turns
- Failing to Yield to Pedestrian Right of Way
- Failing to Stop for School Buses or Crossings
- Vehicles Exiting Parking lots, Garages, and Other Structures, or Traveling in Reverse Before Checking Their Surroundings
The injuries associated with pedestrian accidents can be devastating and require long-term medical care and extended time away from work, which will cause stress and anxiety that make it impossible to heal without the legal help you need.
At E&L, LLP, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Beverly Hills will review your case, your injuries, and your unique circumstances to provide the legal guidance and strategy you need to pursue financial solutions.
What are the Most Common Injuries Caused During Pedestrian Accidents in California?
It is no surprise that pedestrian accidents can be fatal, as the person on foot has no protection during a collision with a passenger vehicle.
Even when these crashes are not fatal, the injuries can be catastrophic. Last year throughout the U.S., over130,000 pedestrians suffered non-fatal crash-related injuries that required emergency care according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Some of the most common injuries reported from pedestrian accidents include:
- Cuts, Scrapes, and Bruises to the Head, Face, and Body
- Torn Muscles, Ligaments, and Tendons
- Fractured, Broken, or Crushed Bones
- Facial and Dental Injuries
- Dislocated Joints
- Neck and Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Internal Bleeding
- Organ Damage
- Loss of Mobility
- Limb Amputations
- Wrongful Death
If your pedestrian accident injuries were caused by negligence, you should not have to pay for the expenses associated with your collision out of pocket.
At E&L, LLP, our skilled pedestrian accident lawyers will outline your complete claim to ensure no recovery detail is left to chance while we pursue the maximum compensation available for your unique case.
What Type of Compensation Can I Pursue After a Pedestrian Accident?
Although each pedestrian accident is unique, they all have one factor in common: You are hurt, and you are going to need medical care.
Your injuries will dictate how long that care lasts, and whether you need specialty medical treatment to regain the quality of life you enjoyed before the accident.
We will outline your complete financial recovery needs, which may include:
- Short and long-term medical care
- Therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Medical equipment and prescriptions expenses
- Lost wages and diminished working capacity
- Temporary or permanent disability
If your injuries are too severe to meet with our pedestrian accident attorneys in person, we can come to you or review your case during an online meeting, so you can continue to focus on your medical care while we investigate the circumstances of your collision.
What if I Have Lost a Loved One in a Pedestrian Accident in California?
With a sharp rise in pedestrian accidents in California and throughout the country, it is not uncommon for lives to be lost during these tragic collisions.
Last year in California, over 430 people were killed in pedestrian accidents. That is more pedestrian deaths than in any other state.
When family members must cope with the senseless and negligent loss of their loved one after a pedestrian accident, their lives can be turned upside down. Unfortunately, they may not know the full extent of their losses until things become financially overwhelming at home.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident that was caused by negligence, our wrongful death attorneys can build your case, so you can take the time away from work you need to grieve with your family, while we outline the details of your financial needs.
Pursuing financial recovery from the negligent party will allow you to pay for any medical expenses incurred before your loved one’s death, the funeral and burial expenses, and compensation for the income, benefits, and love that they would have contributed to your home if they would have lived.
Contact Our Skilled Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today to Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation
Have you been hurt in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one to negligence on our roadways? Contact our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at E&L, LLP today at (213) 213-0000 for a free case evaluation and consultation.
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