Tragically, statistics show that traffic accidents involving pedestrians are on the rise and that California’s pedestrian fatality rate is almost 30 percent higher than the national average. Children and adults over the age of 65 are most at risk. If you have suffered severe injuries in a pedestrian accident for which someone else is responsible, you should contact Compass Law Group, PC.
As we all know, pedestrians and vehicles are not evenly matched when they collide. Pedestrians are totally vulnerable to the massive weight and high speed of automobiles, trucks, and buses. Even when bicycles hit pedestrians, the results can be catastrophic.
In pedestrian accidents in which someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional disregard for human life caused you serious harm, our knowledgeable, personal injury attorneys will work long and hard to assist you in receiving every dollar of damages you are entitled to by law. Our pedestrian accident attorneys are consummate professionals, each with a history of winning substantial settlements and a reputation for accessibility and compassion. Furthermore, we will never charge you any attorneys’ fees until we have won your case.
Contacting Compass Law Group promptly can ensure your future and the future of your family. Gathering evidence from the accident site is a much more useful process when undertaken shortly after the accident because:
We will examine all available data and strategize the best way to approach your case. Reaching us promptly will help us to help you most efficiently and will also take into account the statute of limitations for filing your claim and/or lawsuit.
Though the rates of severe injuries and fatalities are much worse for pedestrian accidents than for other traffic crashes, the causes are much the same, including:
Most pedestrian accidents occur either in congested urban areas or during the hours of darkness.
You should be aware that the lawsuit our pedestrian accident attorneys file on your behalf may depending on the circumstances, target someone other than the driver who hit you, such as the manufacturer of the car’s defective brakes, the government agency that failed to remove snow or ice from the street in a timely fashion, or the owner of the construction site that dropped debris onto the roadway.
The law recognizes that in some pedestrian accidents there is blame on both sides. If you were intoxicated, distracted by a smartphone, slipped and fell into the path of an oncoming car, neglected to cross at the crosswalk, or crossed against the light, the law may hold you partially accountable for your own injury.
In California, however, state personal injury law is shaped by the principle of “comparative fault,” following a pure comparative negligence standard. What this means is that even if you were partly at fault for the accident that injured you, you may still be able to collect damages, though the amount of the award you receive will be lessened by the percentage of fault assigned to you by the court. For example, if the court assigns you a 10 percent share of the blame and you are awarded $100,000 in damages, you will receive only $90,000.
Sadly, the majority of pedestrian accidents victims are lucky to escape with their lives. For reasons previously mentioned, pedestrian accidents are often life-altering, causing the victim:
Most often, such pedestrian injuries require lengthy rehabilitation and/or long-term care. The medical, psychiatric, surgical, therapeutic, and medication costs will be tremendous. If the victim was a wage earner, the loss of income will greatly increase the level of financial stress the family experiences. It is for these reasons that having an effective pedestrian accident lawyer can make all the difference. At Compass Law Group, our team is focused on doing everything in our power to provide you with the resources you need to make you and your loved ones comfortable — now and in the future.
Our goal is to make certain you receive the compensation you deserve for:
If your family has suffered the unimaginable tragedy of losing a loved one to a pedestrian accident, we will file a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf to help you win damages for final medical costs, funeral expenses, loss of companionship and guidance, and loss of future income.
Our empathic attorneys know how overwhelming a pedestrian accident is and we want nothing more than to take over logistical matters so that you and your family can rest and recover from your collective trauma. Put all legal and insurance matters in our capable hands and we will address the pressing questions of your future.
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.