Seeking Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accidents are very common and the repercussions that arise can be extremely serious and sometimes even fatal. Pedestrian accidents are often caused by the negligence of drivers; however, there are times when pedestrian accidents are caused by the pedestrian as well. There are several different factors to consider in a pedestrian accident. It can be extremely overwhelming to deal with, which is why you need the best pedestrian accident lawyers in Los Angeles on your side.

It is important that pedestrian accident victims know their rights, and by contacting a lawyer, he or she will be able to thoroughly explain each step of pursuing a pedestrian accident claim.

Types of Compensation That Can Be Recovered
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you should be aware of the types of compensation that are recoverable. Victims may sustain serious injuries that will result in them having to go to the hospital, which can be very costly. In fact, a pedestrian accident can cause long term repercussions that will result in the victim to continuously make doctor’s visits. In addition, pedestrian accidents can cause victims to miss out on work and often times victims will not be able to perform the same type of work capacity as they once did prior to the accident. Overall, there is a lot of pain and suffering that victims will experience, such as physical impairment or disfigurement, depression, anxiety, loss of enjoyment, etc. In addition, victims may be able to obtain compensation for property losses, which is reimbursement for vehicles or items that were damaged in the accident. Lastly, there are punitive damages that are recoverable, which is a form of punishing the wrongful behavior of the negligent driver who hit you.

Overall, there are several recoverable damages that can be compensated for. It is just a matter of having the best Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers on your side. Our team at Molchan Law Firm are experts in successfully obtaining the best settlement for our clients.

Pedestrian Accident Timeline
Often times, clients ask, “What is the timeline for a pedestrian accident lawsuit and how soon should I contact a lawyer?” In the state of California, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. This is known as the “statute of limitations.” Once you actually file your lawsuit, the timeline as to when your case will be completely resolved depends on several factors, which is the severity of your injuries, the parties involved, and how complex the case is overall.

Most times, personal injury cases don’t always go to trial. However, like previously explained, it depends on how complex the case actually is. Once you contact our pedestrian accident lawyers in Los Angeles and explain your case, we will have a better idea, as every case varies tremendously. The sooner you contact a lawyer, the better outcome your case may be. You never want to wait to contact an attorney if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident.

For instance, if a victim was seriously injured, the at-fault party, along with his or her insurance company may want to settle immediately so the case does not have to go to trial. Either way, having an attorney on your side is needed in order to get you the compensation you need.

Determining Liability in a Pedestrian Accident
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of another driver. If the driver was negligent, meaning he or she failed to act with the level of care while operating a vehicle, then he or she will be held liable for the pedestrian accident. In order for Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers to obtain maximum compensation for the victims involved, the following will need to be proven as evidence:

Duty: Drivers must exercise their duty of reasonable care towards pedestrians on the roadway by law.

Breach of Duty: If the driver failed to act with the required level of care while operating a vehicle, the defendant has breached the duty of care.

Cause-in-fact: The victim must prove that the driver caused his or her injuries.

Proximate Cause: The driver will only be responsible for the damages caused by his or her actions due to negligent driving.

Damages: The victim must prove that the damages caused him or her harm. The damages can be bodily injury, financial losses, and property damages.

Contacting Personal Injury Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you have fallen victim in a pedestrian accident, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We will get you the help you need! It is our duty to get you the compensation you deserve for the losses you endured. We offer free consultations and you will not have to pay a thing unless we win.