Pedestrian Accident Attorney Serving Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange Counties
Of all the users on the roads at a given time, pedestrians by far face the greatest injury risk. This is because they have no protective metal chassis to protect them inside, and unlike motorcyclists or bicyclists (if they are wearing a helmet) typically no protective helmet or means to quickly get out of the way of an impending accident.
As a pedestrian, you have the right to seek monetary compensation for any damages you suffer because of an accidental injury from the party whose negligence caused the accident. This is even true if you were partially at fault for the accident, though your total compensation amount is reduced when this is the case. To learn more about your rights as an injured pedestrian and what you can expect from the personal injury claim process, discuss your case with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who serves the Inland Empire, Los Angeles and Orange County. Speak directly to attorney Richard Rohde today by calling our offices in West Covina and Claremont at 626-593-5786.
Injuries You can Sustain in a Pedestrian Accident
A pedestrian accident can cause a victim to suffer a variety of injury types. The injuries a victim suffers and their severity depend on a few factors, such as the speed at which the accident occurred, the nature of the accident, and the pedestrian’s overall fitness level. These injuries include:
These injuries can have long-term complications for the victim, such as depression or anxiety in the months and years following the accident. Other complications include chronic pain, paralysis, nerve damage, and in cases in which the victim suffers a traumatic brain injury, cognitive decline and an increased risk of developing dementia in his or her later years.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents have many causes. Often, they are the result of an act of driver negligence, such as:
Disregarding the posted traffic signs; and
Pedestrian accidents can also be the result of uneven or poorly maintained pavement, confusing roadway design, and vehicle malfunctions.
Seeking Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident Damages
In your personal injury claim, you must demonstrate the following:
The collision was the direct result of another party’s breach of his or her duty to others;
You suffered your injury in the collision; and
Because of the injury, you are now facing specific financial damages.
Your pedestrian accident damages can include your short- and long-term medical bills, your lost wages, and any additional expenses you face because of the injury. This last category can include your need for psychological counseling to work through the emotional trauma of the injury and your reduced quality of life due to chronic pain.
Work with an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in West Covina and Claremont
When you are facing financial difficulty after a pedestrian accident, you can seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Whether you were walking on the sidewalk, crosswalk or in another area of a public space, we can help you today. Although you can pursue a personal injury claim on your own, you are advised to work with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in West Covina and Claremont who can be your advocate to all courts in San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County or Los Angeles. To learn more, contact Rohde Law Office today at 626-593-5786 to set up your initial consultation with us.