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Burbank Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

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

California leads the nation in pedestrian deaths. In fact, the fatality rate for pedestrians in California is nearly 30 percent higher than the national average, according to the California Office of Traffic Safety. Pedestrians who survive being struck by a car or truck are often burdened with catastrophic injuries that may cause permanent disability. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident, the personal injury lawyers at Ellis Injury Law are here to help. Our legal team has an arsenal of investigative resources at our disposal. We can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their reckless actions. 

Common injuries in pedestrian accidents 

At Ellis Injury Law, our Burbank pedestrian accident lawyers have worked with many clients who have sustained catastrophic, life-changing injuries. Any time a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, there is the potential for severe injuries, if not a fatality. Pedestrians simply have no protection against the force of the impact from a car or truck. Any part of the body can sustain significant damage. The following are some of the most common injuries that our pedestrian accident lawyer sees. 

  • Lacerations and contusions 
  • Bone fractures 
  • Pelvic injuries 
  • Internal bleeding 
  • Internal organ damage 
  • Paralyzing spinal cord injuries 
  • Traumatic limb amputations 

Head trauma is another common injury. The pedestrian’s head may strike the car itself, another object, or the pavement. Even if the head doesn’t directly strike an object, the sheer force of the impact can cause the brain to shift within the skull. Each time the brain strikes the interior wall of the skull, the delicate tissues are damaged and a concussion can result. 

Are drivers always found at fault?  

It is the experience of the personal injury attorney at Ellis that in most pedestrian accident cases, the driver is at fault. While pedestrians also owe a duty of care to look both ways, obey light signals, and cross the street at crosswalks, drivers are often found negligent in these cases. The driver may have been speeding, intoxicated, or driving while distracted. One of the factors our legal team will check is whether there is evidence to suggest the driver was using a cellphone just before the accident. 

Occasionally, third parties not involved in the accident may be found liable for it. For example, if the driver wasn’t speeding, but still couldn’t stop the car in time to avoid hitting the pedestrian, the fault may lie with defective brakes. In this situation, the manufacturer may be named as a defendant in a pedestrian accident lawsuit. 

Contact a Burbank pedestrian accident attorney 

Were you or a loved one injured in a pedestrian accident on a street or sidewalk? Ellis Injury Law invites you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at our law firm in California. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers offer compassionate client services to those who have been seriously injured because of the negligent or intentional actions of others. We’ve secured more than $350 million on behalf of our clients, enabling them to recover, move forward with their lives, and take care of their families. Contact us today for your free case review.