Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents can occur anywhere, however, they are more likely to occur in areas where traffic volume is high and a large number of residents walk or jog. In the county of Los Angeles, which has both a large number of pedestrians and high traffic volume, more than 4,260 pedestrians were injured in traffic collisions in 2012, states the CHP. In the same year, more than 200 pedestrians were tragically killed in crashes involving a motor vehicle.
Being injured in a pedestrian accident can leave victims feeling helpless, alone, and distraught. The experienced pedestrian accident attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation can help victims get back on their feet after a severe accident. The compensation our clients have received has enabled them to pay for medical expenses, physical therapy, doctor visits and many other expenses related to their injury. Our clients have also received money for lost wages, physical distress, and loss of quality of life.
Causes of San Diego Pedestrian Accidents
In 2012, more than 1,053 individuals were seriously injured or tragically killed in pedestrian accidents throughout San Diego County. Sadly, many of the pedestrian accidents that occur every year in San Diego are preventable. The most common cause of pedestrian collisions is motor vehicle driver negligence or carelessness. All drivers must practice safe driving practices and take due care around a pedestrian. If a driver fails to yield the right of way to a pedestrian, the driver may be found at fault for the pedestrian accident.
Additional types of pedestrian accident causes, include:
- Faulty or malfunctioning traffic signals
- Missing or obscured traffic signs
- Poorly designed roads and intersections
- Inadequately maintained sidewalks and roads.
Time is of the Essence
In California, the statute of limitations (amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim) is typically two years from the date of injury or the date the injury was discovered. The statue of limitations may vary, however, depending on the circumstances surrounding the case. For example, claims against a city or state government must be filed within six months of the date of injury. Do not risk your legal right to compensation. Call a pedestrian accident lawyer in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation right away. When you contact our firm, we will schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case in private.
Winning Your Pedestrian Accident Case
At the Mitchell Law Corporation, our aggressive pedestrian accident attorneys in Los Angeles are committed to winning your case, whether though direct negotiations with an insurance company or in a courtroom (if an agreement cannot be reached). We will handle all communication with insurance companies and assist you in any conversations or dealings you may have with an insurance company. With us on your side, you can feel confident that you will be awarded the highest settlement amount possible. Sadly, many victims realize too late how difficult it can be to secure any amount of compensation without experienced legal help.
To learn what your legal rights are, please call our office in San Diego today at (619) 702-6518 or call our staff in Los Angeles at (310) 442-9380. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay us nothing until we recover compensation for you.