SFV Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

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Every day, all across the country, countless people walk from place to place. One danger however, is when pedestrians must cross the street. As drivers, we are taught that pedestrians always have the right-of-way. No matter how diligently we work on making sure that us and our children are safe when crossing the street or walking near a road, people are struck by cars. Negligent and reckless drivers strike and kill an estimated 4,654 people per year in the United States.

Searching for an attorney for a pedestrian accident in the San Fernando Valley? Pedestrian accidents are very serious, because the reality behind most of them is that they could have been prevented. Broken bones, lacerations, head and neck injuries, and sometimes an untimely wrongful death can all be the results of being struck by a car. If you were hit, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation by bringing the wrongful party to justice. After an accident, it is imperative that you work with a personal injury attorney who can help you find who is at fault and guide you on the best legal action to take.

Types of Pedestrian Accidents

Contrary to what you may think, pedestrian accidents happen far too often in California. These tragic accidents can easily result in catastrophic injury or even death and the more we know about them, the easier it will be to prevent them from happening in the future. My firm has handled countless pedestrian accident cases over the years and from my experience, the most common type of pedestrian accidents occur as a result of the following:

Being Hit by a Motor Vehicle- A vast number of pedestrian accidents happen when the driver of a car, truck, motorcycle or bus isn't paying close attention and they collide with a pedestrian. It is important to note that the pedestrian has the right-of-way if they are legally using the crosswalk and vehicles must yield to them. The cause of these accidents is primarily because the driver was being careless and reckless in some way. Sometimes it is because the driver was speeding, they ran through a stop sign, they ignored a traffic light, they were texting while driving, they were driving under the influence or the sun was in their eyes.

Slip, Trip and Falls- Many times sidewalks and streets are poorly maintained and they are uneven or full of potholes. This makes for many dangerous conditions for pedestrians, especially if they are not looking where they are stepping. It is up to the owner of the property to make sure the walkways are properly maintained and well-lit for pedestrians to see where they are going.

Being Hit by Falling Debris- While walking near a construction site or commercial building area, pedestrians are sometimes hit by falling debris and heavy objects. It is crucial that in danger zones such as these there is proper signage warning pedestrians of any dangers ahead.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, be sure to contact a personal injury lawyer from my San Fernando Valley office right away.

Can I receive compensation for a pedestrian accident?

Because drivers need to yield a right-of-way to pedestrians, you are eligible for compensation if you are injured. If you were acting in every manner to keep yourself safe, such as crossing in a designated area on a cross signal, and were struck by a negligent or reckless driver, you should be able to receive damages.

Over my years of practice, I have been able to recover over $65 million in settlements and verdicts for past clients.

If you need an attorney for a pedestrian accident, I will do everything that is necessary to maximize your claim. When you work with my firm, I will gather all necessary evidence needed to bring your wrongdoer to justice. Your job is to get better and to leave the legalities up to me. I have 40 years of experience in representing my clients and I may be able to help you as well.

If you have questions about your case and wish to speak with a San Fernando Valley personal injury attorney, call my firm and schedule a case evaluation today.

"It has always been my philosophy that the client's only job is to get better and my job is to handle everything else."

- Attorney Joel Parker

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