Matadores Law

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

The aftermath of pedestrian accidents can leave families not just in physical and emotional pain but financial turmoil.  Often, pedestrian wreck victims are left with hefty hospital bills, ambulance costs, surgery fees, disability or may require 24-hour live-in care. As the bills stack up, you may be left wondering when you’ll receive your payment for your damages. Holding the negligent party accountable for what they have done is something best handled by our pedestrian and accident Lawyers. You can trust our Los Angeles legal team to fight for your best interests. 

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    Why Hire Matadores Law For Your Pedestrian Accident Claim?

    All our Los Angeles pedestrian injury and accident cases are handled on a contingency basis. This basically means that there are zero upfront fees to you, and you only pay when we win your case. Matadores accident and Injury lawyers have recovered millions of  dollars for our pedestrian accident victims.

    Our mission is to handle your insurance claim with the at-fault-party, while you focus on healing and recovering from your injuries.

    In addition, we will help accident victims to:

    • • Find compassionate and caring doctors
    • • Repair or replace your car 
    • • Gather evidence from the scene of the accident 
    • • Speak to witnesses
    • • Protect your rights with Insurance companies
    • • Collect lost earnings on your behalf
    • • Get you maximum compensation

    How Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

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    When a driver doesn’t pay close attention to the road, the aftermath can be devastating, especially for pedestrians. 

    Most common causes of people being struck by cars or other vehicles include: 

    • • Distracted driving, such as texting or talking on a cell phone
    • • Crosswalk design defects
    • • Walking in parking lots, with obstructed visibility
    • • Failure to yield to a pedestrian or other vehicles at crosswalks
    • • Not looking both ways before making turns
    • • Reversing without looking
    • • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • • Jaywalking
    • • Children running into the road
    • • A truck or bus driving too close to sidewalk
    • • High-speed areas with limited visibility
    • • Poor weather conditions and fog

    Did The Crosswalk Have A Problem?

    It’s not always a driver that is at fault for a pedestrian accident. The location and road signs at a crosswalk can also contribute to an accident involving a pedestrian. The entities that design and maintain our public crosswalks are responsible for public and pedestrian safety. If they fail to do so, and the crosswalk is not safe, then those parties may also be held accountable. These entities may include but are not limited to governmental agencies and engineering firms. If you have been hurt or injured while crossing the street, it is best to allow a pedestrian accident lawyer to help you determine who is at fault. The best time to figure out how the accident happened is right after it occurred.

    The Los Angeles attorneys at Matadores accident and injury law will conduct a thorough investigation of the scene of the accident. We will immediately send investigators to the scene of the accident and make sure that evidence is preserved.  We work with top accident reconstructionists, and engineering experts to make sure we build a winning case for you. Contact us today to schedule a FREE consultation.

    Was The Driver Of The Vehicle A Delivery Company or Truck?

    California is an at fault-based car accident state. After being involved in a pedestrian collision in Los Angeles, the injured party is entitled to financial recovery from the at-fault party. If the driver that hit you was an on-duty delivery driver for Amazon, Fed-Ex, UPS, USPS, Lyft, Door dash or any other establishment, that company can be held liable for your injuries and damages.

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    Hit While Walking? Pedestrian Hit And Run Accidents

    Pedestrian accidents cause some of the most catastrophic injuries due to the sheer size and weight of a vehicle compared to a human body. What would make it worse, is when the at-fault part flees the scene after hitting a pedestrian who is lawfully walking or crossing the street. There are many reasons drivers flee the scene of an accident. They may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or they may be driving with no insurance or an expired license. No mater what the reason, once they are caught, they will be facing criminal penalties for not staying on the scene of an accident.

    In California, the laws are very clear; “The driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting only in damage to any property, including vehicles, shall immediately stop the vehicle at the nearest location that will not impede traffic or otherwise jeopardize the safety of other motorists”.

    If you were a pedestrian in Los Angeles and the driver of the car who hit you fled the scene of the accident, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced hit-and-run lawyer right away. The best time to gather evidence and speak to witnesses is right after it occurred.

    If you carry Uninsured motorist (UM) coverage on your insurance policy, a hit-and-run injury law firm can help you maximize compensation for your damages.

    Do not settle your claim with your insurance company before speaking to an experienced Los Angeles hit-and-run lawyer. Remember that insurance companies are in the business of making money and do not have your best interests in mind.

    The attorneys at the Matadores Law group have successfully handled hundreds of hit-and-run accidents with the same goal in mind: achieving the best possible results for our clients.

    Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

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    As one would imagine, the impact of a pedestrian being hit with thousands of pounds of metal can lead to severe injuries that the human body simply cannot withstand. Therefore, pedestrian accidents are often very serious in nature and unfortunately can also be fatal.

    Most common pedestrian accident injuries include:

      • •  Lacerations and deep cuts
      • •  Head injuries, Concussion, and traumatic brain injury (TBI)
      • •  Whiplash
      • •  Fractures and broken bones
      • •  Foot and ankle injuries
      • •  Neck and shoulder injuries
      • •  Muscle spasm and sprains
      • •  Internal bleeding
      • •  Disk herniations
      • •  Internal organ damage
      • •  Spinal cord injuries including paralysis
      • •  Wrongful death 

    How Much Is My Pedestrian Accident Worth?

    After a pedestrian accident, an experienced attorney can evaluate your case and determine a fair amount to claim against the at-fault party, their insurance company, or another defendant in Los Angeles County.

    Some of the expenses that Los Angeles pedestrian injury victims are entitled to get compensated for include:

    • Medical expenses, past, and future
    • Lost wages
    • Loss of future earning capacity
    • Property damage
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • Permanent disability
    • Live in care or at-home care
    • Loss of consortium

    Under the worst imaginable circumstances, if a pedestrian does not survive their injuries, California law allows close family members and dependents of wrongful death victims the right to file a legal claim. Usually, it is in your best interest to discuss the matter with an attorney, to find out exactly what damages you are entitled to. No amount of money will ever return your loved one to your family, however, compensation can help you can focus on your emotional healing from this nightmare.  Holding another motorist liable under the concept of negligence is handled best by a skilled LA lawyer from Matadores Law.  

    Free Consultation With A Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

    A Pedestrian hit by a car should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. The responsible party needs to be held liable. Retaining an experienced Los Angeles pedestrian attorney with a proven track record is the best move you can make to win compensation from those liable. Whether you were hit in a shopping center parking lot or on a crosswalk in front of your house, we are committed to obtaining the best possible results for each and every client regardless of how big or small the injury.

    Call our Los Angeles Lawyers at 323.402.1000 or contact us for a free no-obligation case review. Remember that we work on a contingency basis. If you don’t win, you don’t pay us anything! 

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT FAQ

    Can I sue for my injuries even though I was the victim of a hit and run pedestrian accident?

    If you were injured because of another person's negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your pain and suffering as well as your medical bills and loss of earnings. Speak to a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible to learn more about your legal rights.

    When should I hire a lawyer for a pedestrian accident case?

    The best time to hire a lawyer is as soon as possible following a pedestrian accident. This will help ensure that evidence is maintained, witness's are interviewed and the responsible party is held liable.

    How much does a pedestrian accident lawyer cost?

    If damages are awarded then our legal team is paid a certain percentage of an agreed upon percentage. Our attorneys work strictly on a contingency basis. This means if you do not win, you do not pay us anything.

    How can a pedestrian accident lawyer help?

    An experienced attorney will investigate all the details surrounding your accident, interview witnesses, collect evidence and negotiate with the Insurance companies on your behalf. This would allow you to focus on healing and recovering from your injuries. If negotiations are not reached, a lawsuit may be filed on your behalf.

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