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The pedestrian in a pedestrian/car accident often ends up as the one with the most severe injuries. With no protection from the vehicle, from the pavement, or from anything like a traffic sign, tree, or wall, the pedestrian can suffer severe road rash, traumatic injuries, and a host of other problems. If you suffered injuries in a Los Angeles pedestrian accident, a Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident lawyer can help you evaluate your right to compensation.

WHEN SHOULD I CALL A LOS ANGELES PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER?

If you suffered injuries in a Los Angeles pedestrian accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Generally, having a personal injury attorney on your side can help you better assess your rights, including how much compensation you should expect. Without a lawyer, you may end up accepting a settlement offer that ignores your real financial needs, or you might end up accepting part of the liability for an accident you did not cause.

On the fence about calling a lawyer or trying to handle your claim on your own? You should call a lawyer as soon as possible if:

  • You suffered catastrophic, life-altering injuries that will entitle you to substantial compensation
  • The insurance company offers you a very low settlement
  • The insurance company wants to fight liability for the accident, including trying to prove that you caused the accident due to some act of negligence on your part, rather than acknowledging the negligence of their driver
  • You have questions about your rights.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN LOS ANGELES?

After a pedestrian accident, you will have the same right to file a personal injury claim that you would if you suffered injuries in a car accident. You need to report the accident to the police, even if think your injuries are relatively minor. A police report can make a big difference if you do decide to pursue compensation.

Next, the driver will report the accident to their insurance company. You should talk to a lawyer rather than talking to the insurance company directly since a lawyer can offer a much better idea of the compensation you really deserve. Both sides–your lawyer and the driver’s insurance company–will then investigate the accident. The insurance company will arrive at a settlement amount that it feels it can reasonably offer you, usually based on a small percentage of the financial damages you faced due to the accident. Your lawyer will issue a counter-offer. Often, you can reach an agreement through negotiation. However, in some cases, you may need to go to court in order to settle your pedestrian accident claim.

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WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES?

Pedestrian accident injuries can vary depending on how you get hit and where you land. However, common pedestrian accident injuries include:

  • Road rash, which may, in severe cases, present much like a burn injury
  • Broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Hip injuries
  • Hand and arm injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES?

Often, drivers end up liable for an accident involving a pedestrian. In most cases, pedestrians have right of way, which means that a driver that strikes a pedestrian may face serious consequences–not to mention liability for those injuries. However, a pedestrian behaving recklessly, including one who darts out into the road or shows clear signs of inebriation, may bear liability for the accident. A Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer can give you a better look at who may be responsible for your injuries.

Keep in mind that regardless of who caused your accident, you, as the person receiving medical care, will need to make arrangements to pay your medical bills. While a pedestrian accident claim can provide you with compensation that can help you pay those bills, it will not make the liable party directly responsible for getting those bills paid.

LOS ANGELES PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER NEAR YOU

Do you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer after sustaining injuries in an accident? Do not delay. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you in handling your claim.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

IS IT WORTH GETTING A LOS ANGELES PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER?

Yes! Many Los Angeles pedestrian accident victims find that working with a lawyer can actually increase the compensation they can recover significantly–even after taking legal fees into consideration. A lawyer can also help reduce your stress while you recover, which may prove invaluable.

WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD YOU ASK A LOS ANGELES PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYER?

Are you thinking about working with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer? Ask these critical questions to determine whether you have found the right lawyer for your needs.

  • What experience do you have handling pedestrian accident claims in the Los Angeles area?
  • Do you have room in your schedule to focus on my claim and provide me with support throughout the claim process?
  • Who, in your law firm, will actually handle the various elements of my claim? If I have to go to court, who will represent me?
  • How much compensation do you think I should receive for my Los Angeles pedestrian accident injuries?
  • What will I have to pay for legal services in a Los Angeles pedestrian accident claim? What is included as part of those fees, and what other fees can I expect to pay as I manage my claim?

SHOULD I CALL A LAWYER AFTER A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT IN LOS ANGELES?

Yes. In fact, you should get in touch with a lawyer as soon after your Los Angeles pedestrian accident as possible. If you do not have a lawyer on your side, the insurance company may seem more reluctant to offer you the compensation you really deserve, and may even provide you with a very low settlement offer. The insurance company may also pressure you to accept that low offer, or to accept some of the responsibility for the accident. A lawyer, on the other hand, can go to bat for you–and increase the odds that you will recover what you really deserve in compensation.

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