Do I Need a Lawyer If I Was in a Pedestrian Accident?

Do I need a lawyer if I was in a pedestrian accident?

Car accidents involving pedestrians are an all-too common occurrence in Southern California. With busy roads, more people choosing to walk or jog than ever before, and a host of modern distractions, it’s easy to see how these potentially devastating accidents can happen. If you’ve been involved in a collision, you may find yourself asking, “Do I need a lawyer if I was in a pedestrian accident?” Whether you were behind the wheel or on foot, the answer is almost always yes. A Los Angeles car accident lawyer is standing by, 24/7, to hear your side of the story. Schedule a consultation today, and we’ll figure out what your next steps should be. If you’ve been hurt at no fault of your own, you may be entitled to cash compensation.

The law protects both pedestrians and drivers

If you were struck by a reckless or distracted driver while on foot, you have right to seek money for medical bills, missed days at work and living expenses, as well as compensation to make up for your pain and suffering. Pedestrians who obey the rules of the road are generally protected under the law. Of course, there are plenty of situations in which an irresponsible pedestrian can cause an automobile accident. If you’re in a car accident that results from swerving to avoid a drunk or thoughtless pedestrian, you may be able to sue them for damages. Schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney today, and we’ll go over the specifics of your accident. We’ll work hard to establish fault and build a strong case for you.

Consultations are free and confidential

At Ellis Law, we believe everyone deserves a talented and dedicated legal team, whether they can afford an expensive attorney out of pocket or not. Consultations with our partners are always 100% free and confidential. If we decide you have a case, we’ll get to work right away with no money down. We get paid by contingency fees, meaning our payment is contingent on you winning your case. In the unlikely event we should fail to secure damages, you won’t be charged a thing. We can link you with medical professionals to determine the extent of your injuries, and we can stand up the the liable party’s insurance company and earn you the damages you deserve. If you’re too injured to travel out of your home or care facility, do not despair. We’ll make an appointment to come to you.

Fight for your future with an experienced firm in your corner

Over the last two decades, Los Angeles personal injury lawyers from Ellis Law have secured over $350 million in damages for our clients. This includes accidents on the road that involve pedestrians, commercial trucks, and unprofessional ambulance drivers, as well as, injuries resulting from poorly maintained property and construction sites, unsafe workplaces, faulty handrails, unmarked wet floors, and defective products. From an everyday fender bender to complex tort cases that seek to hold large corporations accountable for their actions, we treat every client like a VIP. Here’s a selection of some of the cases we’ve won recently:

  • $808,000: Pedestrian struck in crosswalk on way to work
  • $539,000: Premise liability lawsuit; slip and fall on wet surface
  • $2.4 Million: L.A. car accident involving heavy rear-end collision
  • $3 Million: Fatal accident caused by truck driver asleep at the wheel

Put your life back together after a serious accident

There are a lot of expenses that can quickly arise after a serious accident. Depending on the nature of your accident you may need costly repairs to your automobile, be faced with mountains of medical bills, miss days or even weeks at work, and fall behind on mortgage, tuition and credit card payments. If you were hurt due to another’s negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for these expenses. You may be offered a settlement from the liable party’s insurance company, but you can’t be certain you’re getting the rightful amount without legal counsel of your own. Work with a personal injury attorney from Ellis Law, and make sure you’re not leaving money on the table. Whether we negotiate a settlement or take the liable party to court, we’ll work hard to make sure you get a fair amount of compensation.