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Irvine Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

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Accidents can happen when you least expect them, and as a pedestrian, you must be especially vigilant. Our California pedestrian accident lawyers are here to fight for your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC today so we can get started working on your case.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyers | Here to Help You Get Back On Your Feet

The Orange County personal injury lawyers here at California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC are staunch legal advocates for victims of negligence in Irvine and throughout the state of California. Call us today to discuss your options moving forward.

Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but not unlike most other accidents, they are typically a result of negligence. Some common causes of pedestrian accidents are as follows:

  • Traveling at excessive speeds
  • Poor visibility due to overgrown vegetation or inadequate lighting
  • Running red lights or stop signs
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Lack of crosswalks
  • Unsafe intersections
  • Poor road design
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Limited sidewalks or paths
  • Turning without checking crosswalks
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians
  • Distracted driving, such as texting

After a Pedestrian Accident

If you have been injured as a pedestrian, you should try and take the following steps:

  1. Call 911 and request medical attention.
  2. Get the driver’s insurance information.
  3. Gather witness contact information.
  4. Take pictures of the accident and its aftermath, such as the injuries you have sustained.
  5. Obtain all medical documentation and bills relating to your injuries. We can use these bills to help prove the extent of the damages you have incurred.
  6. Contact our seasoned pedestrian accident lawyers so we can evaluate your claim, gather additional evidence, and, from there, fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.

Recovering Compensation

In order to meet the burden of proof required for your case, we will need to show you suffered damages, among other things. Damages include both economic and non-economic damages. Some examples of economic damages can include:

  • The cost of medical care and rehabilitation
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Loss of earning capacity

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, deal with the intangible, yet very real damages that can result from a serious accident, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

File Your Claim On Time

The statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in California is two years, however, it may be even shorter depending on your particular circumstances. Though this may seem like a lot of time, you must file your claim sooner, rather than later.

Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, our team of dedicated lawyers stands ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need to get your life back on track. Contact California Personal Injury Law Firm, APC for a free phone consultation today.

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