As San Diegans, we all use our busy streets and roadways throughout the course of our daily lives. We drive our cars and ride our bicycles or motorcyclists. Sometimes we are simply pedestrians, walking the streets and enjoying the sunny San Diego weather.
Although it is everyone’s responsibility to behave legally and safely, those driving vehicles, which pose an inherent danger due to their size and weight, have a particular obligation to be mindful of pedestrians.
Unfortunately, accidents to happen, and collisions between moving vehicles and pedestrians are all too common in San Diego. When a negligent driver hits an innocent pedestrian, the resulting injuries can be severe and sometimes even fatal.
If you’ve fallen victim to a pedestrian injury accident, call us. We will provide you with a free case evaluation to help determine whether you have a claim.
Unfortunately, as lawyers we have seen a lot of these types of accidents. More times than not the root cause is negligence:
+ Failing to yield to traffic or stop signs
+ Lack of awareness of surroundings
+ Driving under the influence
+ Running a red light, then hitting pedestrians in the crosswalk
+ Right turns through crosswalks without looking for pedestrians
+ Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on phone or checking social media sites etc
First, if you are able – be sure to gather information from the driver such driver’s license number, name, address, phone, license plate number along with make and model of the car.
Second, note the location of the accident, day, time and weather conditions. Take pictures of the scene, gather information from witnesses, and note if there are any surveillance cameras.
Finally, if you are injured, seek medical treatment right away then call our experienced Pedestrian Injury lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation. We will provide you with immediate feedback on your case, and once retained will begin working to secure compensation for your injuries.
Because of the difference in size and weight of a motor vehicle and a person, pedestrians who are hit often suffer serious or permanent injuries when struck by vehicles.
Injuries may include:
+ Head trauma or brain injury
+ Spinal cord injury
+ Broken bones
+ Internal injuries
In some cases, a pedestrian accident results in a fatality, at which point it is critical to contact us to determine if you may have a claim on behalf of your loved one. One of our experienced Wrongful Death attorneys will help guide you towards the best options for your situation.
The short answer, is that although some pedestrian injury accident claims are simple to handle, others are more complex. Trying to get complex cases resolved without the help of a specialized injury attorney can prove difficult.
Studies have consistently shown that personal injury claims represented by experienced personal injury attorneys like Phillips and Pelly, receive much higher compensation than those who choose to represent themselves. Our injury lawyers will explore all avenues of your claim to ensure the maximum compensation you are owed under the law, for your injuries.
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If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, there are various forms of compensation that you may be eligible to receive, depending on your particular case and the severity of your injuries.
These include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. In cases of catastrophic injuries, we look not only to your immediate and short-term needs, but most importantly, toward the care we anticipate you will need for the rest of your life.
During the course of your case, we consult with medical experts to detail the specific damages, and what that means to your future.
We then seek compensation for things such as:
+ Intensive care or nursing home care
+ Assisted living aides
+ Modifications to the home or vehicles
+ Wheelchairs, lifts and medical equipment
+ Psychiatric/psychological care
+ Lost earning capacity and vocational retraining
Pain and suffering
Lost enjoyment of life
As a local firm proudly serving fellow San Diegans, Phillips and Pelly is one of San Diego’s longest standing personal injury law firms, with an 18-year history of successfully serving and representing serious injury victims in our community. We have recovered over $100 million dollars on behalf of our Clients over the years, and are:
Unlike many personal injury ads you may see in San Diego, we are not a big LA or Orange County based firm, with “an office” in San Diego. Just like you, we are members of the San Diego community, proudly serving and representing our neighbors with integrity and compassion.
No. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, with a no fee until we win guarantee. Our fees are based on a percentage of the money we recover on your behalf, and are deducted from the final settlement amount at the end of your case.
One of the first things to do after a pedestrian injury accident, is to explore your legal options. If you’ve experienced an injury accident, take advantage of our Free Case Evaluation offer. One of our experienced pedestrian injury lawyers will listen to the circumstances of your accident, answer questions, and provide you with available legal options for your consideration.
If you decide to hire us, we will begin working immediately on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation to which you and/or your family are entitled under the law.
The call is free. The Case Evaluation is free.
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In a nutshell, our Clients are not responsible for attorney fees until we recover money on their behalf. Once a case settles, our fees are simply deducted from the settlement amount. Guaranteed. We believe that every Client deserves strong representation regardless of their financial circumstances. By basing attorney fees on a percentage of money recovered, we are able to offer every Client with a valid claim, the very best representation possible.
Tell us about your accident and your injuries. An injury lawyer from our team will call and provide you with a Free Evaluation of your Case. If we can help, and you are unable to travel, we will come to your home, office or hospital. It’s easy – let’s get started.
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