Folsom Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Walking is an excellent form of exercise and a great way to pass the time. The cities of California, including Folsom, are filled with crosswalks and sidewalks packed with pedestrians. Despite the various benefits of walking, pedestrians face the risk of a serious injury if they become involved in an accident with a vehicle.
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If a vehicle hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian is more likely to sustain substantial and severe injuries because they have no protection against the weight and force of the vehicle.
If you were a pedestrian injured in an accident, you may be able to recover compensation for all of your medical expenses and losses by filing a personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of JG Winter, we have years of experience helping California residents recover compensation after they have been involved in an accident. Attorney JG Winter knows how to negotiate with insurance companies and pursue your claim to reach a successful outcome. He will help you navigate the legal process so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries.
Common Injuries Suffered in a Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrians are at a disadvantage in an accident with a vehicle. They are exposed and unprotected from the impact of the car or other motor vehicles. Their lack of protection can cause significant injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Torn ligaments
- Nerve damage
- Severe cuts and lacerations
The severity of the injuries depends on various factors, including the vehicle’s speed, the angle of impact, where the impact hit the body, the vehicle design, and even where the accident occurred. Trying to recover from severe, even life-altering, injuries is hard enough without tackling an insurance claim or lawsuit. You deserve compensation for the pain and losses you endured due to an accident. Attorney JG Winter is determined to obtain the best possible settlement to help you recover.
How Is Liability Established in a Pedestrian Accident?
California follows the comparative negligence rule in which an injured person can share a degree of fault for causing or contributing to the accident. Under this rule, the injured person may still receive compensation, but it will be a reduced amount to account for their partial blame for the accident. For example, if the accident occurs while the pedestrian is jaywalking, the pedestrian is partially to blame because they did not adhere to the California pedestrian law prohibiting jaywalking.
However, just because the rule says both parties may be held liable does not mean that both parties always share liability. A pedestrian can prove that the sole cause of the accident was the motor vehicle driver’s negligence.
California’s right-of-way laws heavily aim to protect pedestrians, which could help prove that a driver was liable for the accident. In addition to the right-of-way laws, there must be proof that the driver acted negligently. Negligence in a pedestrian accident may include the following:
- Driving over the speed limit
- Driving while fatigued
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
To successfully prove the driver is liable for your injuries, it is crucial to have an experienced personal injury attorney at your side. At the Law Offices of JG Winter, we will assist you in gathering crucial evidence to prove that the driver was liable.
Potential Damages to Claim after a Pedestrian Accident
The potential damages an injured pedestrian may claim are the same as nearly all personal injury claims. To ensure you receive the fair amount owed to you, you should contact the Law Offices of JG Winter and talk to our personal injury lawyers. Our attorneys can help examine the facts of your case and determine the amount of compensation you are owed. Generally, pedestrian accident victims can recover compensation for:
- Present and future medical expenses (emergency visits, treatments, surgeries, physical therapy, etc.)
- Lost wages and loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering (emotional, psychological, and physical pain)
- Property damages (objects you had with you when the accident occurred, home property, any other physical property that was damaged)
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Contact the Folsom Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at the Law Offices of JG Winter
Consult with our personal injury lawyers, and we will work with you to pursue the highest amount of damages possible for your claim. We will carefully go through your case and passionately pursue your claim when negotiating with insurance companies or litigating in court.
The founder of the Law Offices of JG Winter, Attorney JG Winter, knows how traumatic and difficult an accident can be. He is dedicated to ensuring that his clients can get their lives back on track. He has years of experience handling personal injury claims that he will apply to your case to achieve the best possible outcome. By partnering with the Law Offices of JG Winter, you will benefit from a team that works hard to represent you and your best interests.
To schedule a free consultation, you can fill out our online contact form or call us at (916) 824-3606.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury from another party’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of JG Winter for a free consultation by calling 1.844.734.2626 or completing our contact form.
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