If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident in California, trust the skilled personal injury professionals at MI ABOGADO®. We will fight aggressively to hold any and all negligent parties accountable for their actions and to maximize your rightful settlement. You deserve to see justice for your losses.
According to the CDC, over 7,000 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian accidents in 2020. That’s one death every 75 minutes. Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common, and can easily result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries, if not fatalities. Pedestrians are by far the most vulnerable populations on the road. There are many laws in California designed to protect pedestrians from negligent motorists, but not all drivers are taking the necessary precautions to keep our most vulnerable population on the roadways safe, and they must be held accountable for their shortcomings.
Turn to an effective advocate, who will relentlessly fight for you and your best interests. The Los Angeles-based personal injury firm MI ABOGADO® has represented over a quarter of a million clients with a stellar 96% success rate, recovering millions for clients like you. Plus, we take pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until you see justice for your losses. We are ready to start fighting for you today.
Common Causes of California Pedestrian Accidents
Many factors can play a role in why pedestrian accidents occur. The following are some of the more common factors:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Speeding, especially in school zones
- Failure to respect a pedestrian’s right-of-way
- Not signaling prior to turning
- Poor visibility, especially at night
- Failing to obey traffic signals
- Reversing without looking
- Driving too close to a sidewalk
Sometimes the pedestrian’s own conduct contributes to the accident, but, in California, that doesn’t bar the pedestrian from recovering. California law uses a comparative fault model, which means you can collect for the percentage of the accident that wasn’t your fault. That means that even if you weren’t abiding by pedestrian traffic laws, you can still see justice.
The statute of limitations in pedestrian accident cases, with limited exceptions, is two years from the date of the accident or the date the injury became apparent.
Common Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents in California
Pedestrian accidents can result in devastating injuries, with the potential for life-long challenges. They are often fatal. The severity of the injuries greatly depends on the speed and size of the vehicle, but pedestrians can be gravely harmed even at low speeds, and that doesn’t even address the emotional toll such an accident takes on victims.
The injuries that most commonly occur in pedestrian accidents include:
- Lacerations, scrapes, and cuts
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries and internal organ injuries
- Crush injuries
- Tissue damage, including damage to tendons and ligaments
- Back and spinal cord injuries, sometimes resulting in paralysis
- Head injuries, including skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries
- Permanent disabilities
- Emotional traumas such as anxiety conditions and PTSD
- Wrongful death
Who MI ABOGADO® Is
With nearly 300,000 clients served to date, and a 96% success rate, the personal injury law team at MI ABOGADO® has been lauded by many prestigious organizations for our accomplishments in the field of personal injury law.
We take a different approach to serving clients. Lead Attorney Javaheri started out at a big law firm and was taken aback by how little access clients had to the people they trusted in their most vulnerable moments. That’s why he founded MI ABOGADO®, where we limit the number of cases we take so we can offer timely, responsive, and effective advocacy to every client who trusts MI ABOGADO® with their claim. We believe that bigger isn’t always better. Better service is better.
How MI ABOGADO® Can Help You See Justice After a Pedestrian Accident
Following a pedestrian accident, you shouldn’t have to worry about anything other than getting back on your feet and rebuilding your life. That’s why, at MI ABOGADO®, we make it our mission to take care of everything else. We will handle your case, represent your best interests, and maximize your settlement so you can focus on what really matters: your health, your family, and your future.
When you become a client of MI ABOGADO®, we put our trusted network of medical professionals to use for you, ensuring you’re receiving the highest standard of care. From there, we will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident. We’ll collect evidence, talk to witnesses, and determine who needs to be held accountable for their negligence. Then we will build the strongest possible case, tailored to your unique circumstances, needs, and goals.
That’s when the negotiations begin. We’ll take on the parties, their lawyers, and those uncooperative insurance companies, fighting relentlessly so you can see justice. Our goal is to reach a fair settlement out of court to save you the time, stress, and uncertainty of taking your case to trial. However, if we cannot secure a settlement that reflects the entirety of your losses, we are prepared to take your case before a judge and jury so you can see justice for your losses.
Contact Our Experienced Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
The team at MI ABOGADO® understands that there is no amount of money that can fully address the harms you’ve faced following a pedestrian accident. However, you deserve to be compensated for your harm, and you deserve to hold any negligent parties accountable for their actions. A settlement can’t undo the damage, but it can help offset your losses, take some of the enormous pressure off your shoulders, and help you rebuild your life on the best possible footing.
Our experienced personal injury law team is based in Los Angeles, but we proudly serve clients across the state of California. We have a vast network of trusted professionals and have implemented sophisticated technology, allowing us to take pedestrian accident cases from San Diego to San Jose.
We’re ready to start fighting for you, your best interests, and your future today. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can reach a settlement. We offer free, confidential, no-obligation consultations and second opinions. Contact us today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do pedestrians have the right of way in California?
Yes, pedestrians generally have the right of way in California when they are in a marked crosswalk or at an unmarked intersection. However, pedestrians also have a duty to exercise reasonable care for their own safety and avoid stepping suddenly or unexpectedly into the path of a vehicle.
Can I recover for my injuries from the driver’s insurance company?
If you were hit by a car while walking as a pedestrian in California, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries from the car driver’s insurance company. California law requires all drivers to carry liability insurance to cover injuries and damages they cause to others. However, insurance companies often try to minimize their payouts or deny claims altogether, so it’s important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
What should I do after a pedestrian accident?
After a pedestrian accident, you should first seek medical attention for any injuries. If possible, collect the contact and insurance information of the driver and any witnesses, and take photos of the accident scene and your injuries. You should also report the accident to the police and your own insurance company. Finally, it’s a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights and maximize your recovery.
Should I get an attorney after a pedestrian accident?
Yes, it’s highly recommended to hire a personal injury attorney after a pedestrian accident. An attorney can help you navigate the legal process, deal with insurance companies, gather evidence, and negotiate a fair settlement for your injuries and other losses. Additionally, an attorney can help you understand your legal options and protect your rights in court if necessary.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in California, contact MI ABOGADO® today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. We have a proven track record of helping pedestrian accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. Don’t wait, call us now.