Accidents involving pedestrians can be very serious and should be legally and medically addressed as soon as possible. Drivers are expected to pay attention and avoid hitting other cars, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Whether you were hit in a crosswalk or while chasing an object into the street, you deserve the best representation and maximum compensation for your injuries. Contacting an experienced Beverly Hills personal injury attorney will be the smartest decision that you can make.
Every year, approximately 100,000 cases in the United States involve pedestrians getting injured or killed by a negligent driver. Pedestrians are any individuals who are present on the street, crosswalk, or sidewalk. Although it is important for pedestrians to be cautious where there is traffic, in the majority of cases, the pedestrians are not at fault in any way.
In many cases, the driver of a vehicle is at fault due to his or her negligence. The legal standard for proving negligence is showing that the driver failed to exercise reasonable care to the pedestrian and that that failure resulted in the pedestrian’s injuries. Examples of negligent behavior include texting behind the wheel, running a stop sign or red light, or failing to give pedestrians the right of way on the street.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you are eligible to claim compensation for the damage and harm caused by the accident. You are most likely suffering from a range of injuries, some minor and others quite serious. Many pedestrian accidents result in injuries including broken or fractured bones, permanent disability, head injuries, and even death.
A well-qualified Beverly Hills personal injury attorney can get you compensation for your harm, injuries, distress, medical costs, loss of earnings, and other damages or expenses that may result from the pedestrian accident. You may even be entitled to compensation for a wrongful death case.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, do not waste time in consulting with a knowledgeable and experienced Beverly Hills personal injury attorney. Call Beverly Hills personal injury attorney Ryan Banafshe todaysssss for a free initial consultation.
What to do first when you’re the victim of a pedestrian accident
People generally feel safe walking down the street because they assume that all drivers will follow traffic laws. While walking is generally very safe and most drivers are law-abiding, accidents do happen — and a driver may accidentally hit you.
In these situations, the first and most important thing to do is to make sure that you are safe and not hurt. However, after receiving initial medical attention, accident victims in the Beverly Hills CA area should contact a pedestrian accident attorney at the Banafshe Law Firm to receive a free consultation.
What to bring to your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer
Before you meet with your accident or personal injury lawyer, you should make sure that you are prepared for the meeting. Bring your medical records, police reports, witness testimonies, and even your insurance information. All of these documents could be very important to your case, and will be carefully reviewed and assessed by the attorney. If you are unable to travel to our office, we will travel to your home or work to obtain all the facts and records we require to represent you.
Once we’ve met with you and had a chance to review your case, your attorney will be able to explain to you what your rights are; what you should be entitled to due to the accident as well as your pain and suffering and related bills, and what the upcoming process could look like. Your pedestrian accident attorney will then help develop a plan for working on a settlement or court case.
Don’t wait — get help ASAP with your pedestrian accident case!
After your accident, reach out to one of our attorneys as soon as you can once your medical needs have been addressed. The sooner we can start the process of dealing with the other party’s insurance company and legal representatives, the more likely you will get a much faster resolution in the case — and the compensation you need and deserve,