You see the light change to green and start walking across the street. Suddenly, you’re thrust to the ground hard by a speeding car that didn’t see you. Everything hurts as you’re rushed to the hospital. What should you do when you’ve recovered?
You need to contact a Fullerton personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Simmrin Law Group can help you get compensation to pay for what happened to you after your pedestrian accident. Contact us as soon as possible for the best chances of success.
Time Is of the Essence
The evidence in a pedestrian accident can disappear faster than you think, but you can preserve it before it vanishes by working with one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Fullerton. We need evidence to prove you weren’t at fault and to prove the value of your claim.
Some types of evidence that can be time-sensitive include:
- Camera footage from security and street cameras of the accident
- Physical evidence from the accident, like debris, bloody clothing, and broken items
- Memories from witnesses who saw your accident
- Fast-healing Injuries you’ve suffered like bruises and cuts
There is also a deadline for filing personal injury lawsuits in California law. You cannot sue once that deadline passes. Starting your case early gives your lawyer time to investigate and negotiate before they’re forced to sue. Give yourself the best chance you can by contacting Simmrin Law Group as soon as you can.
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Getting Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
If you’re the victim of an accident and it wasn’t your fault, you have the right to make a claim for damages. You can do this through filing a claim against the driver’s insurance or through a lawsuit. A lawyer can help you with either case.
A lawyer’s help is essential for getting the best value for your case. The insurance companies have many ways to get you to agree to take less money than your case is worth. If an insurance company comes to you with an offer before you’ve spoken with a lawyer, do not take it or agree to anything!
Instead, take it to Simmrin Law Group. Once you have a lawyer, the insurers and the defendant must go through them to talk to you. While you recover, we can judge whether the settlement offer is a good one. If not, we’ll counter their claims with the real value of your case, and take them to court if they won’t come to a fair deal.
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Can I Sue if There’s a Criminal Case?
It’s possible that the driver who hit you was arrested after the crash. You do not have to wait for the criminal case to finish before you make a claim. The criminal courts and the civil courts can both have cases against the same individual.
Simmrin Law Group has both personal injury attorneys and criminal defense attorneys in our firm. We can explain to you how the two cases might interact in terms of evidence and how the results of one case might affect the other.
For instance, a driver could be declared not guilty, but you can still win your claim. The evidentiary standards for criminal cases are higher than for civil cases. You can also still claim damages if the defendant is incarcerated for what they did to you.
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What Damages Could I Receive?
When you make an insurance claim or sue, you’re asking for money for the damages you’ve received from your accident. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Fullerton can find out how much your case is truly worth so you don’t get ripped off by a bad settlement offer. Some damages you could receive from a case include:
- All medical bills related to the accident, including future ones
- Lost wages, potential income, disability payments, and more
- Property damage for anything you had on you
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one in the crash
- Non-economic damages like pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more
An insurer may try to approach you soon after the accident to give you a quick offer. They may say it’s the best way to put what you’ve experienced behind you. It’s almost certain they’re not offering you enough and you can’t ask for more once you settle. So make sure you’re getting enough by contacting Simmrin Law Group.
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Can You Help Me With a Wrongful Death Claim?
About 1 in 6 fatalities in crashes involve pedestrians, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you have lost a loved one and are facing the costs of medical bills and final expenses, you may be eligible for a wrongful death claim.
Wrongful death claims let survivors get compensation on behalf of the deceased. If you depended financially on your loved one or if you’ve been named the administrator of their estate, Simmrin Law Group can help you with a wrongful death claim.
The laws for wrongful death differ from personal injury law, so call our Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyers now to learn if you’re eligible and how we can help you make a claim. No amount of money can bring your loved one back, but you don’t need to suffer financial injury on top of your loss.
Contact Simmrin Law Group for Pedestrian Accident Representation
If you’ve been struck by a vehicle while walking in Fullerton and you’ve been injured, it’s time to get help. Call the Simmrin Law Group for a free consultation about your situation. We can help you get financial compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and more.
To schedule your consultation, contact us right now by calling the number on your screen or using our contact form. A member of our team will reach out to you. All consultations are free and without obligation, and you will owe nothing unless we help you settle or win a lawsuit.