Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Panorama City CA

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Panorama City Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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When most people think about car accidents, they usually don't think of people walking on foot. But a Panorama City pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions don't just involve two or more vehicles.

A fair percentage of automobile accidents just involve one motorist. Furthermore, these types of accidents can often result in significant damage and horrible injuries. This is particularly true when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Panorama City pedestrian accident attorneys at Drake Law Firm know that you are experiencing a challenging time. Medical costs are piling up, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you might be receiving calls from a car insurance company and you don't know what to do.

The good news is that we are here to help. The lawyers at Drake Law Firm have been handling pedestrian accident claims for several years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and ready to defend you.

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Panorama City?

Drivers have a duty of care while operating their cars that extend to more than just other vehicles. Motorists have to also keep a lookout for the more defenseless individuals on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the primary causes:

If a motorist does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for any other reason-- they may seriously injure or kill a pedestrian accidentally.

In order to totally comprehend how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to prevent them, we also need to know what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some primary causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Accidentes de giro y de incorporación
  • Leaving a parking lot or driveway
  • No ceder el paso
  • Exceso de velocidad
  • DUI
  • Mal tiempo
  • Accidentes de camiones de reparto
  • Loading and unloading bus and rail passengers
  • Conducción distraída

How Can I Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?

Aunque es imposible responder a las acciones de quienes le rodean, hay una serie de cosas que puede hacer para evitar ser víctima de un accidente de peatones.

Here are many precautions to take to avoid getting hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian:

  • Cruzar la calle por los pasos de peatones designados
  • Busque vehículos en todas las direcciones, incluidos los que giran a la izquierda o a la derecha
  • En los cruces con semáforo, cruce sólo cuando tenga señal de paso
  • When crossing the street, be defensive and assume the driver does not see you
  • Try to make eye contact with the driver so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when walking on busy urban streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • Remain alert at all times. Try to reduce distractions on your phone
  • Only use one earbud at a time so you do not lose all sense of hearing
  • Don't try to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing after dark
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Hurt in a Panorama City Pedestrian Accident?

Knowing what to do after you are struck by a vehicle while on foot is important to make sure that you can protect your rights and legal options in case you are seriously injured or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and make a report
  • Anote la información de los testigos en el lugar de los hechos
  • Tomar fotos y video de la escena del accidente
  • Collect as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, and so on
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Llame a un abogado de accidentes de peatones
  • Do not speak with a car insurance company before you've had a meeting with an attorney

As increasingly more individuals turn to either public transportation or walking as an alternative to traveling by car, more pedestrians end up on the public roadways. This is particularly true in metropolitan areas like Panorama City, where individuals often walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too often, pedestrians are struck by motorists that are too distracted to see them crossing the street or walking behind a vehicle. And when this happens, it will be the pedestrian, not the motorist, that pays the price.

The pedestrian injury attorneys at Drake Law Firm have comprehensive experience working with those that are hurt in this kind of accident. We can seek a personal injury claim on your behalf, or a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one that has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Panorama City or any other of the surrounding areas.

What types of compensation can I obtain if I prevail in a Panorama City pedestrian accident claim?

If you achieve a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can receive compensation for losses related to your pedestrian accident and injuries, including:

  • Gastos de tratamiento médico
  • Pérdida de ingresos
  • Estimación de los costes futuros de tratamiento médico
  • Estimated future lost wages
  • Dolor y sufrimiento físico
  • Dolor y sufrimiento emocional
  • Decreased quality of life
  • Y más

A Panorama City pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustained severe injuries. Get in touch with an experienced Panorama City pedestrian accident attorney today that can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Call the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Drake Law Firm

If you or somebody close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complex cases, and hiring a law firm knowledgeable about the matters involved in pedestrian accidents in the Panorama City area is your best option for getting the compensation you are entitled to.

Our Panorama City pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of individuals and loved ones living with the tragedy of a severe or fatal accident.

At Drake Law Firm, we've assisted numerous personal injury clients to get the compensation they require to recover. We won't let you accept unfair treatment from other law firms and we will defend you from beginning to end. If you need help with Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Panorama City, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at DrakeLawGroup.com to get started on your case today! 

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