Most people will be involved in some type of car accident in their lives, but the same cannot be said of pedestrian accidents. If you’ve been involved in this type of accident, whether as the driver or the passenger, then you likely have questions. We are standing by at 800-333-0000 to answer your questions during your free consultation. You can also read on to get basic answers. Remember that The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker has a 95% success rate and is ready to help you.
Just how common are pedestrian accidents?
After a person is injured in a pedestrian accident, then often wonder just how often these accidents happen. Consider some stats from Southern California: There were 55 fatal pedestrian accidents in San Diego in one year. Eight of those 55 were younger than 19, three were children that were less than four years old. This is just in one county. Over the state, hundreds die every year in these types of accidents.
What’s the most common place for a pedestrian accident to happen?
The vast majority of pedestrian accidents happen at intersections where there are crosswalks. When there is a crosswalk, then pedestrians have the right of way in most situations. As a result, it follows that most pedestrian accidents end up being the fault of the driver. However, it’s also important to note that the second most common place for pedestrian accidents are at intersections that don’t have crosswalks. In this case, it’s likely that the pedestrian was at least partially responsible.
If I’m injured in a pedestrian accident do I have to hire an attorney?
You are not required by law to call an attorney but we highly recommend it. When you contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free consultation, you can be sure to know what your options are. Remember that any insurance company that’s offering you a settlement isn’t representing you and your best interests – they are looking at what’s best for their company.
Can I recover damages after a pedestrian accident? What kind?
You may be eligible to recover a number of damages after you’re in a pedestrian accident. This could include your current and past medical expenses related to the accident as well as estimated future medical expenses. You could also receive damages for lost wages, for loss of earning capacity, and other economic issues. There may also be noneconomic damages you’re eligible for, including pain and suffering along with emotional distress.
Do I have any options if I’m partially at fault?
Yes. You should still contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. Depending on what percentage of fault the judge or jury awards you, you may find that your damages are reduced but you can still be eligible. The bottom line is that if you were injured in an accident and someone else was at least partially at fault that you should contact an attorney. There is no risk to you at all so call today!