Pedestrian Accident

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 & Associates 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.

Pedestrian Rights

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 & Associates, 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 accidents include:

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 & Associates, 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 & Associates, 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 & Associates today to begin.

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