California Pedestrian Accident Attorney-Injury Lawyer
Accidents involving pedestrians are often catastrophic and result in serious injury or death. Unfortunately, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is nearly 25% higher than the national average. As Californians seek to enjoy the peace and health benefits provided by either cycling or walking, these activities come with increasing risk on our roadways. No state has more pedestrian deaths on its roadways than California. If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian or are dealing with the loss of a loved one due to these tragic accidents, our attorney stands ready to assist.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Distracted driving due to the rise of social media and cell phone use has become an epidemic in California responsible for many of the accidents on our roadways. While it is a major contributor to the accidents with pedestrians, claims also arise in a variety of scenarios including the following:
Pedestrian accidents involving drunk drivers
Pedestrian accidents involving malfunctioning road signals or signs
Pedestrian accidents involving trains and train track signals
Pedestrian accidents involving commercial trucks
Pedestrian accidents involving negligent drivers
Pedestrian accidents involving cyclists
Unfortunately, when a pedestrian is up against a fast moving vehicle, there is little chance of avoiding serious injury. A serious injury necessitates a serious law firm capable of employing the legal strategies necessary to fight back against insurance companies that attempt to minimize losses resulting from these accidents. At Big League Law, our pedestrian accident attorney understands that these types of accidents lead to big losses that require a big recovery.
What to Do if Injured As a Pedestrian
It’s not often that a pedestrian injured by a negligent driver has the wherewithal to think about gathering evidence at the crash scene, but facts and evidence are extremely important to proving fault and liability for pedestrian injuries. Following is a list of things anyone can do to help preserve the integrity of these claims and arrive at a fair recovery:
Call the police and make sure an accident report is created;
Take photos of the injuries, the accident scene, the vehicle or bicycle involved, the road and weather conditions, and any other item that may have contributed to the accident;
Gather contact information for all parties involved including insurance card, drivers license, and license plate;
Gather contact information of any eye witness included phone number and address if willing.
Obtain medical care immediately following the accident to treat your injuries
Get a full medical evaluation describing any and all pain to your doctor;
Do not speak with an insurance representative without first speaking with a personal injury lawyer;
Avoid sharing the details of your accident on social media;
Contact a Big League Law attorney for a free consultation regarding your case
It’s important to remember that insurance companies that represent the at-fault party in these accidents have the ultimate task of minimizing the fault of their insured and paying you as little as possible to cover your injuries. At Big League Law, our attorney knows that accidents with pedestrians involve big injuries that entail big life changes that aren’t easily nor adequately covered at first request by insurance companies. When you hire our Big League lawyer, you can expect an attorney that will hit back and aggressively pursue the biggest outcome for your case.
Hire a Big League Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today!
When life hits you with an unfortunate accident, hire a heavy hitter to help you hit back! At Big League Law, your case is handled on a contingency fee basis by an attorney that will aggressively represent your interests and obtain the biggest possible recovery for your injuries. This means no upfront costs for you and we don’t collect a fee unless we win. Pedestrian accident cases often require complex settlement negotiations and sometimes intense litigation in order to help you recover the big reward our clients have come to expect from Big League Law. Call (949) 414-6630 NOW or fill out our FREE Consultation Form and we’ll contact you when you’re ready.