If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Santa Ana that was caused by someone else, the Santa Ana personal injury attorneys of OnderLaw are waiting to take your call. We specialize in filing personal injury claims and lawsuits for people injured by another party’s negligence.
Call today for a free consultation, and let us review your case to see if you’re eligible for compensation. Don’t let a pedestrian accident determine the course of your future. Call OnderLaw today.
Personal injury claims are essentially insurance claims submitted to the responsible party’s insurance company. Difficulties can arise if the insurance company decides that your claim is meritless and denies payment. An attorney can help you in several key ways.
We have years of experience with injury claims of all types, and we can use that experience to help you. We are familiar with the ins and outs of the claims process and know what pitfalls to look for and how to overcome obstacles that may arise. We can ensure your claim is complete and free of errors before it’s submitted.
We can take the burden of preparing and filing your claim off your shoulders, allowing you the time you need to recover from your injuries.
Obtaining compensation takes an understanding of losses and damages and how to determine the correct amount to demand from the responsible party. Some of these losses are easy to understand, such as medical bills, but others can be more difficult to grasp and require the help of an attorney to understand. Without an attorney to assist you, you may not get the full amount you’re owed for your injuries.
The majority of claims are handled with a settlement before the case goes to trial, but if settlement negotiations are unsuccessful or you don’t get an appropriate offer, an attorney can assist you in filing a lawsuit. Even the threat of a lawsuit can sometimes be enough to get you the amount you demand, as the cost of going to court can often be higher than the cost of a fair settlement.
Since 2002, OnderLaw has worked hard to get our clients the compensation they need to move on after an accident or debilitating injury. We have the experience needed to get the outcomes our clients expect and deserve.
We’ve seen claims of all shapes and sizes, from whiplash injury claims to multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuits against corporations like Johnson & Johnson. Regardless of the size of your pedestrian accident case, we will do the hard work and treat you with dignity, respect, and candor throughout the entire process.
We aren’t just your attorney. We are your confidant and trusted guide during this stressful time. We will listen to your needs and advise you about all the available options in your situation, regardless of whether you choose us to represent you. We truly want what’s best for our clients.
We work on contingency at OnderLaw. This means there are no up-front costs to our clients, as we take payment out of any settlement or award you may receive. If we don’t get money for you, we don’t get paid.
We have a proven record of success. We aren’t ashamed to admit that we’ve been able to obtain over $3 billion in settlements and awards for our clients. If the numbers don’t convince you, then perhaps hearing from some of our past clients will. Head to our Testimonials page to learn more.
California has some of the worst traffic in the country, which can make for dangerous conditions for pedestrians on active roadways. Here are some laws and regulations governing how pedestrians should behave when sharing the road with motor vehicles or cyclists:
There are many types of pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana, such as:
The causes of pedestrian accidents are just as varied as the accidents themselves. Some of the more common causes we see include the following:
Injuries in pedestrian accidents tend to be more severe than injuries from motor vehicle collisions because pedestrians can’t move out of the path of approaching vehicles fast enough, they have no safety protection, and they’re very difficult to see, especially at night or in inclement weather.
Some injuries common to pedestrian accidents include:
In order to obtain compensation through a personal injury claim, you must prove negligence, which can be defined as a lack of proper care in performing an action. You must prove with evidence that the responsible party had an obligation to behave a certain way, didn’t behave as they should, their negligent behavior caused an accident, and that accident caused your injuries. If you and your attorney can prove the responsible party was negligent with documentation and evidence, you should have a valid claim for compensation.
You can be compensated for a variety of losses you sustain as a result of the accident, referred to as damages. Trying to determine the exact amount of compensation you might be eligible for is nearly impossible without a full review of your case by a qualified attorney, but generally, the more severe or costly your injury, the more compensation you should demand from the responsible party.
Damages with a definable monetary value are called economic damages. These damages relate to the financial losses incurred as a result of the accident. Some examples include:
Damages without a monetary value are called non-economic damages. These damages are intended to compensate you for the mental toll of the injury and not the costs of treating or managing it. Here are some examples:
In addition to compensatory damages, in some cases, California courts also award exemplary damages. These damages are not intended to compensate for any material or immaterial loss but rather to punish the responsible party and deter them from acting in the same negligent manner again. Exemplary damages are only awarded in a trial, not in settlements, and they carry a higher burden of proof than compensatory damages. Ask your attorney if exemplary damages can apply to your pedestrian accident case.
Below are some informative statistics relating to pedestrian accidents in Santa Ana and elsewhere:
Don’t let a pedestrian accident take away your peace of mind. Call the attorneys at OnderLaw today. We will work tirelessly to get you and your family the compensation you deserve.
Call for a free, no-obligation consultation. We will carefully review your case and discuss all the available options, all at no cost to you. Call today.