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Legal Representation for Injured Pedestrians in Southern California

Pedestrians are some of the most vulnerable people in busy metropolitan areas. When drivers are careless or negligent behind the wheel, and pedestrians are nearby, they can easily cause devastating or even fatal accidents. Whenever a driver strikes a pedestrian, the driver is almost always at fault. Even if the pedestrian is partially to blame for the incident, California law places the higher duty of care on drivers to avoid hitting pedestrians. If you or a loved one recently suffered injuries because a driver hit you while walking, you likely have grounds for a personal injury claim against them.

Perry Law can provide the meticulous and compassionate legal representation you need when a negligent driver has caused a pedestrian accident with you or a family member. Our firm has the resources and experience necessary for handling the most complex civil claims in Southern California, and throughout the years of our firm’s operation, we have helped our past clients secure millions in compensation for their losses. It is vital to know your rights and options for legal recourse after experiencing a pedestrian accident in Southern California.

Why Do I Need a California Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

Navigating any civil claim without an attorney is extremely challenging, and the chance of failure is much greater when the plaintiff does not have legal counsel they can trust, to guide them through their case proceedings. Pedestrian accident claims often involve significant damages, many of which may be life-changing for the plaintiff. It would be very difficult for the plaintiff to manage their case unassisted while managing the aftermath of their accident and their medical recovery. Hiring an experienced California pedestrian accident attorney will not only make it easier to handle a civil claim for a pedestrian accident, but also increase the likelihood of success with the claim.

Attorney Liam Perry and the team at Perry Law can handle the procedural requirements of your case while you focus on your recovery with peace of mind. We will keep you updated about your latest case proceedings and ensure you have all the information you need to make confident decisions about the direction of your case. We will also thoroughly investigate every avenue of compensation available to you to ensure we maximize your recovery. If you are concerned about the cost of your legal fees, there are no upfront cost for our representation, and you only pay legal fees once we win your case.

Damages and Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident Claim

Pedestrian accidents tend to involve substantial damages. Even at relatively low speeds, vehicle drivers can inflict catastrophic injuries when they hit pedestrians. If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, medical expenses are just one of the several types of damages you will likely be eligible to claim in your civil action against the responsible driver. Your damages in a Southern California pedestrian accident may include:

  • Medical expenses, both immediately following your accident as well as anticipated future medical costs for the treatment you will require. Your pedestrian accident may cause broken bones, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and internal organ damage that require extensive long-term treatment. Your California pedestrian accident attorney will help you calculate the full scope of your immediate and future medical expenses and include them in your civil claim.
  • Lost income, including lost future earning potential. You may be forced to stay home from work while you recover from your injuries, and a severe injury may cause a permanent disability that leaves you completely unable to work in the future. You have the right to recover all lost income resulting from your pedestrian accident, including lost earning potential.
  • Pain and suffering. California state law allows a personal injury plaintiff to claim compensation for noneconomic losses like physical pain and psychological trauma. If your accident caused painful injuries and a permanent medical complication, pain and suffering is likely to form the bulk of your overall recovery.

An experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer will ensure your personal injury claim includes all of your claimable damages. However, to succeed with your claim you will need to correctly identify the defendant responsible for causing your damages and prove they are responsible for your losses.

Proving Fault for a Pedestrian Accident

Every personal injury claim filed in California hinges on “negligence,” or a party’s failure to exercise reasonable care in a given situation. When it comes to pedestrian accidents, this is a fairly straightforward process; every driver has a legal duty to avoid hitting pedestrians at all times. Your attorney will help you gather whatever evidence you may require to establish fault for your pedestrian accident. This may include physical evidence from the scene of the accident, eyewitness testimony, and records like vehicle computer data, the defendant’s cell phone records, or traffic camera footage.

It is important to note that California upholds a pure comparative negligence statute that may come into play in some pedestrian accident claims. Under this statute, a plaintiff loses a percentage of their case award if they were partially responsible for causing their claimed damages. For example, if a pedestrian jaywalked and was hit by a passing vehicle, the judge may determine they are partially responsible for causing the accident, but as a motorist the defendant had the higher duty of care in the situation. If comparative negligence is established, the plaintiff loses a percentage of their case award equal to the fault percentage assigned to them by the judge. In a $500,000 claim in which the plaintiff is found to be 10% at fault, the plaintiff loses 10% of the case award and would receive $450,000 instead.

Find Legal Counsel Now

Experiencing any type of personal injury in Southern California can very easily cause a dire financial situation for the plaintiff and their family. If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident that someone else caused, it is essential to take legal action as soon as possible before your damages cause further economic difficulties for you and your family. Perry Law can provide the comprehensive legal counsel you need after experiencing a pedestrian accident in Southern California. If you are ready to discuss your claim with a reliable and experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer, contact Perry Law today and schedule a consultation with our team.

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