Pedestrian accidents can strike a walker at any time. All it takes is one careless driver making a poor decision. The consequences of a pedestrian accident can change the rest of your life. What should you do afterward to protect yourself?
Simmrin Law Group represents the interests of accident victims like you. You can speak with a Gardena personal injury lawyer by calling our offices to schedule a free consultation. During your conversation, you’ll learn your legal options and how you could get compensated for what you’ve experienced.
Common Injuries After a Pedestrian Accident
If you can prove you were injured, you may have a case. A visit to a doctor is essential for your health and to document your injuries after a pedestrian accident. Our lawyers have seen many kinds of injuries that can happen from pedestrian accidents, including:
- Traumatic brain injury and concussions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Road rash and degloving injuries
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
- Broken bones
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
- Back injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
It’s important to choose a lawyer that has experience with clients who have suffered injuries similar to yours. Experience helps your lawyer know what to expect in negotiations and how to push back against arguments that could lower the value of your case or your chances of success.
Your injuries do not have to be serious before it’s worth your time to talk with a lawyer. All our consultations are free and the worst we could say is that we can’t take your case. At a minimum, you’ll know your legal options and how to best proceed with your situation after a consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Gardena, call (310) 896-2723
Getting Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
The law allows victims of pedestrian accidents to claim compensation against drivers if the driver acted negligently. This can be done through an insurance claim against the driver or through a lawsuit. However, you have to prove that the other driver was at-fault for the accident.
That’s where speaking with a Gardena pedestrian accident lawyer can help you. The insurance company will try to minimize the amount they have to pay or shift the blame to you. You need an ally that can represent your interests and who knows the law. That ally is Simmrin Law Group.
By hiring a lawyer, you give yourself the best chance to get the most you can from your case. You don’t have to settle for a lesser amount if you’ve been the victim of a pedestrian accident. Get paid what you should get paid by calling us now for a free consultation.
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Damages You Could Receive Through a Claim or Lawsuit
After you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you suffer more than just the injuries. You’ll also face financial challenges, lost time at work, pain and suffering, and other negative consequences. These are all called damages.
When you work with us, we will calculate the full value of these damages so you’ll know how much your case is worth. Once we know that, we can negotiate with the insurance company to get that value. If they refuse to offer a fair settlement deal, Simmrin Law Group will take the insurer to court and fight to persuade a judge and jury that our claim is correct.
Some common damages after a pedestrian accident include:
- All medical bills related to your accident
- Lost wages and lost earning potential
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Special damages for wrongful death cases
What Are My Options if My Loved One Died in a Pedestrian Accident?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1 in 6 fatalities in crashes were because of pedestrians, about one every 66 minutes. If you have lost a loved one after a pedestrian accident in Gardena, we can help you with a wrongful death claim.
A wrongful death claim lets you sue on behalf of your lost loved one for damages they would have received, plus certain special damages like reasonable funeral expenses. It’s vital that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible though because the laws for wrongful death claims are different.
For example, only certain people may start a wrongful death lawsuit in California. In brief, these are:
- Surviving spouses
- Domestic partners
- Grandchildren (if the deceased person’s children are also deceased)
- Other minor children (such as stepchildren) who were dependent on the deceased for at least one-half of their financial support
- Anyone else who would be entitled to the deceased’s property under California’s laws on intestate succession
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When Should I Contact a Gardena Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
Time is of the essence after an accident. As time passes, evidence can disappear and memories can change. These can be preserved if you contact a lawyer as soon as you can after you’ve seen a doctor for your immediate injuries.
Also, once the driver’s insurance company learns of the accident, they will try to get you to settle quickly for as little as possible. Some tricks they use to do this can be quite insidious, but a lawyer can see through them. Once you have a lawyer, insurers are required to speak with them instead of you.
What if you were in the hospital for a long time and couldn’t contact a lawyer? You still have a case as long as your lawyer has enough time to build one before the statute of limitations on your accident runs out. Once that happens, you cannot sue.
Speak With Simmrin Law Group About Your Accident
Don’t jeopardize your chances of getting compensation for your pedestrian accident. Start working with a lawyer now by calling Simmrin Law Group or using our contact form on our website.
All consultations are free, and you will owe us nothing unless you win your case. Hold whoever hurt you responsible and get financial compensation by calling us right away.