Harbor City Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
On average, a pedestrian dies every 1.5 hours across the nation due to a car accident. Additionally, roughly 130,000 more people are sent to the emergency room to address serious injuries incurred from an accident. When you take into account that LA also has the highest rate of pedestrian fatalities across the nation, it may make you think twice before crossing the road.
If you or someone you love was injured while walking or riding a bike, contact a Harbor City pedestrian accident attorney immediately.
Most common types of pedestrian accidents
There are a variety of reasons why pedestrian accidents occur. However, many of these are often avoidable, which is why it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney directly following your incident to learn what your rights are and if you may be eligible for financial compensation.
Some of the most common incidents our Harbor City pedestrian accident lawyers see are:
- Drinking and driving
- Limited visibility
- Parking lots
- Late-night driving
- Distracted drivers
- Failure to use stop signs and turn signals
- Poor weather conditions
- Pedestrians failing to abide by street laws
- Faulty traffic lights
Whatever your case entails, if you were walking or riding your bicycle and were struck by a vehicle, you could be entitled to compensation from one or more liable parties. Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss whether or not you may have a case.
Claiming losses in a personal injury lawsuit
Following your accident, you may be concerned with recouping lost wages and paying outstanding medical bills that resulted from the accident. However, our personal injury lawyers look beyond the immediate picture and aim to collect a fair and just compensation that covers all of your losses—both current and in the future. We can also help to place numbers on intangible losses, such as pain and suffering or change of lifestyle.
Examples of what may be included in your lawsuit are:
- Lost and missing wages
- Current medical bills, treatments, and equipment
- The estimated cost of ongoing and future medical care
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- A drastic decrease in quality of life
- Renovations to accommodate any loss of mobility
Every case is different and there may be many other opportunities to maximize your compensation. Your personal injury attorney will uncover every potential cost to help your family recover from the financial loss and stress of a pedestrian accident.
Staying safe as a pedestrian
For many victims, it is impossible to put a cost on their painful and oftentimes limiting injuries. That is why our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers always recommend practicing safety when walking or biking LA.
Safety tips to follow include:
- Use crosswalks properly
- Ensure drivers can see you
- Avoid walking or biking while intoxicated
- Wear bright or reflective clothing at night
- Teach your children road safety
- Watch for cars backing up in parking lots
- Utilize bike lanes when possible
Schedule a free consultation
If you’ve been involved in an accident, don’t wait to call a Harbor City pedestrian accident attorney. At Ellis Injury Law, your first consultation is always free and we will guide you through the entire process, never billing until a settlement is reached. Contact us today for a free case evaluation and see what we can do for you.