The chances of serious injury and fatality go up dramatically in pedestrian accidents. Survivors can face huge medical bills and lost time from work. Families of fatal victims can be left with a vast hole in their lives. Simmrin Law Group works hard to support accident victims and their families with personal injury representation in Cerritos and across Southern California.
If you need a Cerritos pedestrian accident lawyer because someone hit you with their vehicle, you’ve come to the right law firm. We can help you get the compensation you deserve after your accident. Call us for a free consultation, and we’ll tell you how you can win with our help.
Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Like most car accidents, an insurer will end up paying your compensation. They know there is little defense if we prove their policyholder hit you while you were crossing the road or walking on a sidewalk. They may owe you quite a lot of compensation because the odds of severe injury are high.
So they will do whatever they can to put the blame on you, minimize your injuries, or push you into taking a fast settlement for far less than you deserve. You don’t need to put up with these tactics. Instead, call Simmrin Law Firm for a free consultation.
Our team will reveal the true value of your claim and fight the insurance companies for you so you get it. If they won’t accept the facts, we’ll take them to court. Our goal is to get you the most money possible so you can pay for all of your damages and feel whole after your terrible experience.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Cerritos, call (310) 896-2723
What Damages Could I Claim After a Pedestrian Accident?
Any negative consequence you’ve faced because of your accident could become part of your damages. There are many kinds of damages. It’s up to your Cerritos pedestrian accident lawyer to figure out which ones apply to you and how much they’re worth. Common damages include:
- All medical bills related to the accident
- Lost wages
- Property damage (e.g., smartphone)
- Pain and suffering
- Other non-economic damages
The value of these is individual for each case, so we cannot say there is an average value for pedestrian accident claims. However, we will do our best to get you the most possible. The best way to secure your chances of that is to call us as soon as possible after your accident.
Calling early gives us time to secure and study evidence that could disappear, like car damage and security camera footage. It also gives us more time to negotiate your claim with the insurer before we’re forced to start a lawsuit.
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Do Most Pedestrian Accident Cases Settle Out of Court?
Once you hire a lawyer, you show the insurance companies you mean business because you could take them to court. Juries are seldom sympathetic to the arguments of insurance companies. This means the insurer may have to pay far more than they would like.
Most times, because of the strength of the evidence, the case settles out of court before a lawsuit is filed. A smaller percentage will start court proceedings but settle before the day of trial. Only around 5% of personal injury cases go through trial.
Court also has risks for the plaintiff. It makes cases last far longer, and there’s always a chance you could be found at fault and lose all compensation. Once your lawyer knows the strength of your case, they can assess whether it’s worth taking your case to court. Sometimes it’s the only way to get the full measure of justice.
What Should I Do Before Talking to a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
Odds are, if you’re reading this, then you’ve already spoken to the police to report the accident and seen a doctor for medical care. If you haven’t done these things, especially seen a doctor, do so immediately! It’s important for the health of your body and the health of your case.
After this, contact Simmrin Law Group and ask for a free consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer in Cerritos. Bring with you any evidence you have from your case, like photos or videos of the accident or your medical records, but it is not vital to have them with you during your consultation. We can get some of these later, but it will help us assess your case.
While you’re recovering, do not give details about your case or your accident on social media, and don’t talk to any insurer except your own. The other side will look for ways to get you to incriminate yourself. Protect yourself by following your doctor’s advice and the advice of a lawyer.
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What Happens in a Hit and Run Accident?
Some drivers, knowing they could face charges for hitting a pedestrian, add to their trouble by leaving the scene. This can make it difficult to recover compensation, but not impossible. There are some options.
First, the police will start a search to find the hit-and-run driver. The most important thing we need from them is the insurance policy of the vehicle. If we can link the car to your accident, we can find out if the car has insurance and who to contact to start your claim.
While the search is on, you may have uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage on your policy. From the insurance company’s perspective, a hit-and-run driver is like an uninsured driver. If you have this coverage, you can make a claim on your policy to get paid. Simmrin Law can help you with your claim so you can get the most value from your demand.
Contact Simmrin Law Group for Pedestrian Accident Representation
Pedestrian accidents cause catastrophic injuries and death every day in America, but you don’t need to be severely injured to get compensation after one. If a car has hit you while walking in Cerritos, contact Simmrin Law to speak with us.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Cerritos offer free consultations. You’ll get the facts about your legal options and our opinion about the strength of your case, the likelihood of your success, and how we can help you win. Call or email or offices to schedule your appointment.