Encino Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Holding Reckless or Negligent Drivers Accountable
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in California,
the team at Vahdat & Aboudi, APLC can help you. More often than not,
pedestrians blame themselves for the injuries they have sustained, but
this is rarely the case. In fact, in the majority of the cases, the party
at fault is the one who is operating the vehicle or is the motorist. Pedestrian
accidents often have severe injuries, even if it is a minor pedestrian accident.
In California, the number of pedestrian accidents has increased over the
last couple of years. For instance, it has been reported that, in 2011,
pedestrian fatalities increased 3.9 percent from 601 to 625. Unfortunately,
the number of pedestrian seniors has also increased substantially. The
number of pedestrian accidents is on the rise due to the negligence of
motorists on the road, drunk driving, texting, speeding, driving recklessly,
or other forms of distracted driving. If you have been seriously injured
while crossing the street or walking down the sidewalk, you may have a
valid claim against the party who caused you the injuries.
Don’t delay. Call our pedestrian accident lawyers in Encino at
(888) 523-1698 today to begin with a free initial consultation.
Under the California Vehicle Code, pedestrians have certain rights, including:
- The right to cross certain highways and crosswalks in designated crossing areas
- The right of way when in a crosswalk, either on a green light or if there
is no control light
- A car must yield to a pedestrian who is properly crossing a highway
If a driver violates the vehicle code and hits a pedestrian who is lawfully
crossing in a crosswalk or a designated area of a highway, that driver
may be liable for negligence and have to pay damages for the physical,
emotional, and economic injuries, to the injured pedestrian.
At Vahdat & Aboudi, APLC, our team of pedestrian accident attorneys
has handled all types of pedestrian injury claims, including Pedestrian
v. Auto, Pedestrian v. Truck, Pedestrian v. Motorcycle, and Pedestrian
v. Big Wheel. Let our personal injury law firm investigate your accident,
track down any and all eyewitnesses, collect all the evidence for your
case to reconstruct what happened during your accident, and find the party
or parties at fault. We understand that pedestrian accidents can be severe
and in some cases fatal. Let us worry about your case, so that you can
focus on your recovery back to health.
Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Some of the most common injuries suffered by individuals involved in pedestrian
- Memory loss
- Intense migraines
- Speech problems
- Inability to concentrate
- Loss of basic skills
- Blurred vision
- Back or neck injuries
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head and neck trauma
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Wrongful death
Regardless of your injuries and their severity, if it is determined that
you have the right of way then you will have a valid claim. At Vahdat
& Aboudi, APLC, our accident attorneys understand the pain and suffering
pedestrian accident victims endure, as well as the financial distress
that these injuries can cause. Our top-rated personal injury and accident
attorneys help you get the medical attention you need as we use our experience
and resources to get you and your family the full monetary compensation
that you deserve.
Cost Resulting from a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents can cause serious bodily injuries or in some cases
even result in death. The costs associated with these injuries can be
significant, from ambulance bills, hospital bills, professional physician’s
bills, MRI & X-Ray bills, and additional living expenses resulting
from the inability to work. To ensure that you and your loved ones receive
the maximum compensation for your injuries, we ask our clients to have
an attorney get involved in the case from the moment it occurred. At Vahdat
& Aboudi, APLC, our experienced legal team will work diligently to
get you the maximum monetary award for your injuries or loss you’ve
suffered. Feel free to contact us anytime for a free, no-obligation, consultation.
If you are involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you
follow these steps:
- Call for medical assistance immediately—even if those involved say
they are okay. Internal injuries are not always readily apparent, and
the pedestrian could have internal bleeding or a concussion.
- Call the police, and make sure you find out where to obtain the accident
report when it is finalized.
- Preserve evidence by photographing the scene.
- Make notes regarding what happened.
- Ask any witnesses for statements.
- Inform your insurance company of the accident.
- Only give the basic details of the accident. Don’t talk to a representative
of the other person’s insurance and never sign anything until you
have had the chance to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer
You deserve quality legal representation to guide you through this challenging time.
Contact Vahdat & Aboudi, APLC today to begin.