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Downey Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Downey 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.

If a careless motorist strikes you as you walk, run, or jog near a roadway, you are entitled to seek monetary compensation for any injuries you receive. While this type of pedestrian accident is fairly uncommon, the injuries that can occur are often devastating.  

If you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian crash, you could benefit from a discussion with the personal injury lawyers of Ellis Injury Law. Our team has experience defending the legal rights of Downey residents following an accident. Contact Ellis Injury Law right away to discuss your case with an experienced Downey pedestrian accident lawyer.  

Common injuries in a pedestrian accident 

Because of how vulnerable a pedestrian is compared to a motor vehicle, the injuries in this type of accident are often severe. A force that would result in little more than fender damage to a car could have fatal consequences with a pedestrian.  

Pedestrians do not just face the risk of injury from the traumatic impact of a crash. Additionally, they are also at risk of the vehicle dragging them if it fails to stop. Some of the most common injuries in these collisions are soft tissue injuries. Also common are cuts, bruises, and lacerations.  

In severe accidents, pedestrians could face a traumatic brain injury. These injuries occur following a severe impact to the head. This impact is so stiff that it directly damages the brain. Concussions are the most common example of a traumatic brain injury. Other injuries include: 

  • Neck injuries, including whiplash 
  • Internal bleeding 
  • Road rash 
  • Broken bones 
  • Tendon or ligament damage 
  • Burns 
  • Amputation 

Any of these injuries could result in a viable claim for compensation. A personal injury attorney could evaluate these injuries and determine if they might lead to a winning claim.  

Factors in a pedestrian crash 

The Center for Disease Control studies the number of pedestrian crashes and the factors that cause them. According to the CDC, nearly 130,000 pedestrians are sent to the emergency room following a collision with a vehicle each year. There are countless factors that could lead to a crash, including drivers that are: 

  • Speeding 
  • Failing to yield 
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol 
  • Driving while fatigued 
  • Running a red light 
  • Driving while distracted 

Any of these factors could represent negligence on the part of the motorist. When a driver is negligent, they could face civil liability for any injuries that occur. A skilled pedestrian accident lawyer could hold that negligent driver accountable.  

Let a Downey pedestrian accident attorney help 

If you are ready to proceed with your pedestrian accident claim, Ellis Injury Law is ready to help. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are dedicated to advocating for the people of Downey. We are always ready to take on insurance companies in order to help obtain compensation for our clients. We understand that you have questions about your claim. To get answers from experienced legal professionals, schedule a free case evaluation with Ellis Injury Law right away.