Pedestrian Accident Injuries in Los Angeles
Most people are pedestrians at some points in their regular daily lives. Nobody expects to get into collisions when they drive, and perhaps even fewer people anticipate being involved in pedestrian accidents.
A person involved in a pedestrian accident must take some critical steps in the immediate aftermath. Insurers do not automatically compensate victims, and in some cases, they may even argue that you were at fault.
If you or your loved one were severely injured in a pedestrian crash, it becomes imperative for you to find legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group right away.
Our firm helps residents and visitors throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Call (310) 954-7248 to take advantage of a free consultation that will let our personal injury attorney review your case and answer all of your legal questions.
Pedestrian Laws in California
California Vehicle Code § 21950(a) establishes that a driver is required to yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian crossing within any unmarked or marked crosswalk at an intersection. Many pedestrian accidents involve violations of this statute.
Several pedestrian injuries involve some type of driver negligence. A few of the most frequent examples of motorist negligence include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or driving while distracted driving.
Injuries that victims suffer may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Fractures or broken bones
- Neck injuries
Pedestrian Accident Claims Process in California
A pedestrian accident victim has two years from the date of the crash to file a legal claim. In many cases, insurance companies will contact victims and try to pressure them into accepting settlements that are usually much less than what the victims are entitled to.
You should refuse to speak to any insurance company until you have legal counsel as insurers will use recorded statements made by victims to discredit them in later proceedings.
A knowledgeable Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can handle insurance company negotiations on your behalf. If an insurer is unwilling to provide an adequate amount of compensation, your attorney can file a lawsuit.
Find a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you were seriously injured or your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident in Southern California, you should not delay seeking legal representation. Contact the Los Angeles Injury Group as soon as possible.
We fight to help victims obtain every last dollar of the compensation they are entitled to. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call (310) 954-7248 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.