Californians love the open road. California is second only to Texas in the total miles of roads and highways that cover the state, but when it comes to being a pedestrian, all those roads can make for dangerous traveling. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in California, even with fewer drivers on the road during the pandemic.
If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident in Riverside that was caused by another party’s negligence, you have options for seeking compensation. The Riverside personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw have the knowledge and skills to help you get the fair and just compensation you deserve after a pedestrian accident, and they’re waiting for your call.
Call today, and let us review your case to determine whether you’re eligible for compensation. The consultation is absolutely free. Don’t let a pedestrian accident throw your life into disarray. Call OnderLaw today.
In order to obtain compensation for your injuries, you must show that someone else was at fault for your pedestrian accident. From your point of view, this may be a simple matter of explaining what happened. But the claims process can be complex. You have to do more than explain. You have to show, with evidence, that you were not at fault. What kind of evidence do you need? How exactly do you get it? These are all questions that a qualified pedestrian accident attorney can answer for you.
An attorney can do more than write a good letter. We have years of experience and a wealth of knowledge from which to draw to build your case. We’ve seen pedestrian accidents of all kinds, and we know how to build a claim that is complete, supported by evidence, and based on fact. We will do the hard work of investigating your accident, speaking to witnesses, and gathering documentation so you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries or getting back to your life.
To determine the amount of compensation due to you, you must take into account all the losses you’ve sustained as a result of your injury, material or otherwise. If you can’t accurately define or categorize these damages, you may not get all the compensation you’re owed. The amount due for damages like pain and suffering or emotional distress is subjective and takes a working understanding of the claims process and knowledge of relevant case law to value correctly. Trying to come up with a number without the help of an attorney may lower the amount of money you could obtain.
Aside from the help a lawyer can provide for you, hiring legal representation sends a strong message. In most injury claims, you’re required to deal with the responsible party’s insurance company. These companies have large legal teams and enormous resources, and are practiced at denying payouts. Adjusters will look for any reason to deny a claim and protect their bottom line. Hiring an attorney means we take the phone calls, and we handle all negotiations. We will deal with the pushy insurance adjusters that seek to minimize your injuries or bully you into accepting a low-dollar settlement.
Hiring an attorney brings options you wouldn’t have on your own, like filing a lawsuit. If settlement negotiations fall through and you don’t have an attorney, you’re mostly out of options, but with an attorney, you can keep moving forward by filing suit against the responsible party directly. This can tilt the odds in your favor, as even the threat of a suit can change the equation for the insurance company. Litigation can often be more expensive than a fair settlement, and even if they win, the insurance company will have to expend resources to do so.
OnderLaw has spent the last twenty years assembling a top-tier team of dedicated, knowledgeable legal professionals that specialize in helping injured Riverside residents get compensation for their injuries. We know how to make California law work for our clients, and we can use that know-how to help you and your family.
We treat all our clients with compassion and candor regardless of the size of your case. We won’t waste your time. We also understand how hard it can be for some of our clients to afford good legal help, which is why we work on contingency. This means that we only take payment if we get you money. We take a percentage of any settlement or award we obtain for you. There are no up-front costs for our services.
Our clients wouldn’t choose us if we didn’t get the results they need, and we’re proud to say we’ve seen great success. We’ve been able to obtain over $3.5 billion in settlements and awards since 2002.
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The portion of California law that governs how pedestrians should behave on active roadways is covered under Chapter 5 of the California Vehicle Code. Here are some of the specifics from the text of the law:
There are many different types of pedestrian accidents. Some of the cases our clients have brought us include:
These accidents occur in a variety of circumstances. We see many different causes, such as:
Even low-speed pedestrian accidents can end in severe injury. Modern cars are safer than ever, but the majority of safety equipment is intended for the car’s passengers, not for the pedestrians around it. Some possible injuries pedestrians may experience include:
In order to obtain compensation, we must prove the other party was negligent. California law mandates that everyone has an obligation to act in a way that doesn’t cause harm to others. If we can prove with evidence that the responsible party in your case was supposed to behave in a careful way, didn’t behave as they should have, that their lack of care caused your accident, and that accident caused your injuries, we should be able to obtain compensation for your losses.
The amount of compensation we may be able to obtain for you is nearly impossible to determine without a detailed analysis of your case. Each case is unique, and we don’t like to set any expectations we can’t fulfill.
Determining the amount to demand is done by examining and valuing what you’ve lost as a result of the accident. These losses, called damages, must be verifiable and demonstrable, but that doesn’t mean you can only be compensated for material losses.
Damages without a definite monetary value are called non-economic damages. These losses are tied to the injury itself and not to the financial toll the injury exerts on you or your family. Some examples include:
Damages with a specific monetary value are easier to define. These are called economic damages. These types of damages include the following:
Here are some statistics regarding pedestrians and injuries in Riverside and elsewhere:
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident in Riverside, don’t delay any longer. Call and schedule a consultation with the attorneys at OnderLaw to discuss your options for compensation. The consultation is free, and we only take payment if we get money for you, so you lose nothing by letting us review your case. Call today.