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Altadena Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Altadena Pedestrian Accident Attorney- Andrew L. Ellis Andy Ellis is one of the most successful pedestrian accident lawyers in Los Angeles California. Meet Mr. Ellis and find out how he helps his clients who are injured in pedestrian accidents.

When a two-ton vehicle hits a pedestrian, the latter is lucky to survive the impact. Survival is just the beginning. Victims of such accidents may face substantial time in the hospital, long rehabilitation, and may never fully recover. Meanwhile, medical bills and personal expenses are piling up and the person is not able to work. The injury takes a toll on the entire family.  

The experienced Altadena personal injury lawyers at Ellis Injury are here to help during this difficult time. We investigate your case and hold those responsible for your injuries accountable.   

Pedestrian accident injuries 

Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles may suffer severe or catastrophic injuries. These may include: 

  • Disfigurement 
  • Loss of limbs  
  • Internal organ damage 
  • Multiple fractures 
  • Paralysis 
  • Quadriplegia  
  • Traumatic brain injury  

Careers often end due to such injuries, and some people may require long-term nursing home or similar care. Along with physical issues, psychological trauma may limit the person’s ability to function. The bottom line is that life changes forever after such an accident.  

Unfortunately, some pedestrian accidents prove fatal. A pedestrian accident lawyer can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent parties on behalf of family members.  

What to do after a pedestrian accident  

Many pedestrian accident victims are too badly injured to act after the collision, but if you are able, take photos and videos of the accident scene, as well as your injuries. Get the contact information for the driver and any eyewitnesses, as well as the driver’s license number and insurance details. Do not say anything regarding your own potential fault, such as not obeying traffic signals.  

If your injuries are too serious for you to collect such evidence, ask a friend or relative to take videos and photos of the accident locale as soon as possible.  

Even if the incident seems relatively minor, seek immediate medical attention. What may initially appear as insignificant could bring major consequences. Soft tissue injuries may not manifest for several days but can end up causing time away from work and the need for therapy. Without proof of prompt medical care, it is not always possible to bring a pedestrian accident lawsuit forward.  

Always call the police and report the accident.  You should receive a copy of the police report.  

personal injury attorney determines liability based on the evidence, so good documentation is critical. The driver of the vehicle is not necessarily the only entity involved. The jurisdiction maintaining the road or sidewalk where the accident occurred may hold liability if there were design or other defects contributing to the collision.  

Contact Altadena pedestrian accident lawyers 

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, seek legal advice as soon as possible. The compassionate Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Ellis Injury Law can help you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. Schedule a free consultation by contacting us online or calling 24/7. In the past 20 years, our attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in settlements and verdicts for clients injured because of another party’s negligence.