Abogado de Accidente Peatonal en Van Nuys, CA

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Van Nuys Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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When most people think of auto accidents, they typically don't consider people walking on foot. However a Van Nuys pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common accidents do not only involve two or more vehicles.

A fair percentage of auto accidents only involve one motorist. Additionally, these types of accidents can often result in significant damage and horrendous injuries. This is particularly accurate when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Van Nuys pedestrian accident lawyers at Drake Law Firm know that you are going through a difficult time. Medical expenses are mounting, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you might be getting calls from an auto insurance company and you do not know what to do.

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

What are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Van Nuys?

Motorists have a duty of care while driving their cars that includes more than just other cars. Motorists have to also keep a lookout for the more vulnerable individuals on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the main reasons:

If a motorist does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for some other reason-- they can seriously hurt or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

In order to fully understand how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to know what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Algunas de las principales causas de accidentes en los que se ven implicados peatones son:

  • Accidentes de giro y de incorporación
  • Al salir de un aparcamiento o de un camino de entrada
  • No ceder el paso
  • Exceso de velocidad
  • DUI
  • Mal tiempo
  • Accidentes de camiones de reparto
  • Carga y descarga de viajeros de autobús y ferrocarril
  • Conducción distraída

¿Cómo puedo evitar los accidentes de peatones?

Although it is impossible to account for the actions of those around you, there are many things you can do to help avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.

A continuación se indican varias medidas de seguridad para evitar ser atropellado por un vehículo como peatón:

  • Cruzar la calle por los pasos de peatones designados
  • Observe los coches 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
  • Al cruzar la calle, manténgase a la defensiva y asuma que el conductor no le ve.
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the motorist to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when walking on busy city streets or streets with several lanes
  • Caminar por las aceras siempre que estén disponibles
  • Manténgase alerta en todo momento. Trate de reducir las distracciones en su teléfono
  • Sólo hay que utilizar un auricular a la vez para no perder todo el sentido de la audición
  • No intentes adelantarte al tráfico. Si tiene la sensación de que necesita correr o acelerar, es que se está acercando demasiado.
  • Wear bright and reflective apparel at night
  • Esté atento a los vehículos que entran o salen de entradas y aparcamientos o que dan marcha atrás en aparcamientos

What Should I Do If I'm Injured in a Van Nuys Pedestrian Accident?

Understanding what to do after you are hit by a car while on foot is necessary to make sure that you can protect your rights and legal options in case you are seriously hurt or have other damages.

  • Call the police and make a report
  • Anote la información de los testigos en el lugar de los hechos
  • Tome fotos y video de la escena del accidente
  • Reúna tantas pruebas propias como sea posible, incluidos nombres, informes policiales, etc.
  • Get medical attention immediately
  • Llame a un abogado especializado en accidentes de peatones
  • Don't speak to a car insurance company until you've had a meeting with an attorney

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

Too often, pedestrians are struck by motorists who are too distracted to notice them crossing the street or walking behind a car. And when this occurs, it will be the pedestrian, not the driver, who pays the price.

The pedestrian injury lawyers at Drake Law Firm have extensive experience working with those who are injured in this kind of accident. We can seek a personal injury case on your behalf, or a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Van Nuys or any other of the surrounding neighborhoods.

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Receive If I Win in a Van Nuys Pedestrian Accident Claim?

Si llega a un acuerdo o el tribunal falla a su favor, puede recibir una compensación por las pérdidas asociadas a su accidente de peatón y sus lesiones, incluyendo:

  • Gastos de tratamiento médico
  • Pérdida de ingresos
  • Estimación de futuros gastos de tratamiento médico
  • Estimación de salarios perdidos en el futuro
  • Dolor y sufrimiento físico
  • Dolor y sufrimiento emocional
  • Disminución de la calidad de vida
  • Y más

A Van Nuys pedestrian accident is a life-altering event when victims suffer major injuries. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Van Nuys pedestrian accident attorney today who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Llame a los abogados especializados en accidentes de peatones de Drake Law Firm

If you or someone close to you has suffered an accident as a pedestrian, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very challenging cases, and choosing a law firm familiar with the issues associated with pedestrian accidents in the Van Nuys area is your best option for obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Our Van Nuys pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven history of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of clients and families coping 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 Accidents in Van Nuys, California, give us a call at (844) 513-7253 for a FREE consultation or visit our website at to get started on your case today! 

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