The rate of pedestrian accidents has skyrocketed over the past decade. If you’re in one of these accidents, the rate of severe injury is higher, too. You may have even lost a loved one because of a pedestrian accident. Whether you got bumped a little or you’re grieving a loss, Simmrin Law Group can help you.
A call to our Hawthorne personal injury lawyers can help you learn your legal options to get compensation after your accident. With compensation, you can solve the financial problems caused by your accident and move on with your life. Here’s what you need to know about these accidents.
How a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
Victims of pedestrian accidents suffer worse injuries than people in cars. If they’re not fatal, they can leave victims with life-altering disabilities and chronic pain. Our Hawthorne pedestrian accident attorneys help victims get compensation to pay for their losses after these accidents.
We know how to judge the appropriate level of compensation for your case and how to get it from the insurance companies. If you’ve received a settlement offer and you haven’t talked with a lawyer yet, you’re getting less than you deserve.
No matter how severe or minor your injuries are, you’re still owed for what happened to you. Many of our pedestrian accident clients suffer from major injuries like:
- TBI and spinal cord injury
- Degloving injuries
- Broken bones
- Organ damage
- Skull injuries
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
You deserve to be compensated for these injuries if someone has negligently crashed into you. Learn how much your case is really worth by contacting Simmrin Law Group now.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Hawthorne, call (310) 896-2723
Damages You May Be Eligible for After a Pedestrian Crash
Besides your medical bills, there are many other damages you could be eligible to receive. You may not know how to calculate the value of these, but we do. As long as we can prove you’ve suffered these consequences, you could get money for:
- Lost wages during your recovery
- Reduced earning capacity because you can no longer work the same job
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress from the trauma
- Many other out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident, like travel to specialists
- Punitive damages, if your case qualifies.
In fatal pedestrian accidents, survivors may be eligible for certain damages that only apply to wrongful death claims, like reasonable funeral expenses. To know the full extent of the damages you could receive, you’ll need to speak with a Hawthorne pedestrian accident lawyer in a free consultation.
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Insurance Companies and Pedestrian Accidents
Insurance company commercials make it sound like they’ll give you as much money as you need to recover after a pedestrian accident. Don’t believe it. Their job is to make a profit by paying as little as possible to accident victims.
There are several ways they could do this, like rushing you to a quick settlement or saying that you have a share in the negligence of your case. They may even use rhetorical tricks to get you to say something that could be used against you.
Once you have a pedestrian accident lawyer, insurers and other third parties are required to communicate with you through your lawyer. You can stop worrying about phone calls and confusing paperwork and focus on your recovery instead.
When Should I Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
There are three calls you should make after any accident. The first call is to 911 to summon medical help and the police. The second call is to a doctor if you were able to walk away after the accident. The final call is to Simmrin Law Group to speak with a Hawthorne pedestrian accident attorney.
Valuable evidence could disappear if you don’t act quickly. For example, a security camera may have caught what happened. We can preserve that evidence, but only if you act immediately after your accident. Once it’s gone, we can’t get it back.
Also, there is a legal deadline for starting any kind of civil lawsuit called the statute of limitations. Once that date is reached, you probably cannot get compensation for your injuries. So start your case as soon as possible by contacting us after your accident once you’ve fulfilled your legal obligations and seen a doctor for an assessment.
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What if I Lost a Loved One in a Pedestrian Accident?
All pedestrian accidents carry a risk of fatality and can leave a family bereft of both a loved one and of their income. Furthermore, they may be suddenly burdened with final expenses. Simmrin Law Group can help you file a wrongful death claim to pay for these costs.
Wrongful death cases let you file a lawsuit on behalf of your loved one. If they would have been eligible to sue if they lived, then a wrongful death claim is possible. However, California has limits on who can bring these cases forward and what damages you can collect.
The specifics are too complicated to go into here, but you can learn them in a free consultation with our law firm. Speak to a pedestrian accident lawyer in Hawthorne about what happened and we’ll explain your legal options.
Contact Simmrin Law Group Now
If you’ve been in a pedestrian accident and live in Hawthorne, time is of the essence. Call Simmrin Law Group now for a free consultation. We’ll explain how you can get the proper amount of compensation after your accident and what your legal options are.
Should you choose to hire us as your accident attorneys, we’ll get to work fighting on your behalf against the insurers. We’ll even take them to court if it’s in your best interests. Call now and get an ally in the fight for justice after a negligent injury.