Pedestrian Accident Attorney Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister
When it comes to accidents involving pedestrians and vehicles, the likelihood of them being serious is very high. In fact, vehicle/pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic with a large portion of them ended up as fatalities. In the case of fatalities, it’s not uncommon for the living family members to not only have to deal with the devastation of losing a loved one, but being financially devastated as well due to the costs of treatment.
While there generally isn’t a lot of good news when it comes to pedestrian and motor vehicle accidents, there is one ray of light when it comes to the Braff Personal Injury Attorneys firm. We can’t make the injury never have happened or change the condition of the accident victim. We can, however, provide you with the best legal representation possible in Mountain View, Livermore, Turlock and Hollister.
Reasons For Pedestrian Accidents?
Some suggest that the increase in the number of pedestrian/vehicle accidents is the result of increased population. They mean that by simply having more people around, the likelihood of more accidents is going to happen. In a lot of cases, the fault for the accident lies with the driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian. Accidents like these most often occur in the following situations when the driver of the vehicle:
- Doesn’t come to a full stop at a traffic signal
- Travels at high speed
- Drives under influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drives distracted
- Fails to stop for pedestrians
- Does not follow traffic signs
- Is driving carelessly
- Disregards traffic and weather conditions
According to Californian law, drivers are required to provide a certain duty of care when driving in any area where pedestrians are present. That said, not every single pedestrian/vehicle accident is the fault of the driver of the vehicle. Pedestrians are legally required to be proactive about their own personal safety. They need to be aware of their surrounds, be alert and don’t get in the way of moving vehicles. However, the court takes into cognizant the role of the vehicle drivers if there is an accident involving the pedestrian.
Types of Compensation
The Braff Personal Injury Attorneys team understands the complexities of pedestrian accident cases and has the expertise to effectively represent you and fight for your rights. This team of personal injury lawyers will see if you qualify for and will help you get compensation to pay for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Prescription medications
- Rehab therapy
- Emotional and psychological distress
- Hospital expenses
- Lost wages
Whenever injuries are serious enough to have a significant impact on your life, you can count on the Braff Personal Injury Attorneys firm to aggressively litigate on your behalf. Schedule your free consultation and evaluation appointment to know the merits of your claim. To know more about our legal firm and how we can be of assistance, call us today.