Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you have been hit while walking, running or riding your bicycle, there is a good chance that you will have suffered serious and potentially permanent injuries. In this case, you need an attorney that can represent you and ensure that your rights are fully protected.
Common Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents
Naturally, pedestrian accidents can lead to significant injuries that may include broken bones, a broken spine, soft tissue damage, sprains, head and brain injuries, mouth injuries, cuts and bruises, internal bleeding and more.
With the sheer size difference between you and a much larger and heavier vehicle, the opportunity for injury is greatly increased. However, regardless of how you were injured, you should see a doctor and then seek legal advice from a qualified Orange County pedestrian accident attorney regarding how to proceed.
When to Call an Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorney
We recommend that you call our office immediately after seeing a doctor or you can call us after the accident has happened, as long as you are safe and going to receive treatment. When you call, we can answer any questions that you have and then make recommendations regarding how to proceed.
Once retained, we will start to gather evidence that can be used to prove your version of the events and find the person responsible for your injuries.
An Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help to Prove Fault
Proving negligence or fault is one of the most important things that an attorney can do. At Dickson, Kohan & Bablove, we have the resources necessary to help identify who is to blame for your accident and then to find the evidence needed to hold them accountable.
Without the ability to prove negligence, you do not have a case because the other party must be identified and must be proven to be to blame for what happened to you. This is critical because in some pedestrian cases, the other side will try to blame the pedestrian.
If they can convince a jury that a pedestrian purposefully ran in front of the vehicle it is possible for the driver to get away with paying nothing. An experienced Orange County pedestrian accident attorney will actively work against this and build as strong of a case as possible so that you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Valuing Your Claim
As an Orange County pedestrian accident attorney, we hear a lot of questions regarding compensation. Most people want to know what their claim will be worth and what they might get by going to court.
There is no way to say for sure because this will ultimately be up to the jury. However, there are several ways that we calculate how much to ask for.
This includes looking at:
- What you have spent on medical bills.
- How the injury has impacted your life to date.
- Whether or not you are expected to recover.
- If you have lost time from work.
- Whether or not you can go back to work in the future.
- What you will pay for ongoing medical care.
- Pain and suffering (although this is much harder to value).
How an Orange County Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You
Our goal is to ensure that you are treated fairly and that your rights are protected. To this end, we recommend that you call us immediately so that we can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
In California, this must be done within two years of the accident or you could lose the ability to file due to the statute of limitations. We do not want you to reach this point, so time is of the essence. Once your suit is filed, we can negotiate on your behalf and represent you in court if a solid settlement offer is not forthcoming.
Throughout this process we will make sure that you are not taken advantage of by the insurance company and that you are able to receive the medical care that you need.
Ultimately, we want your quality of life to be restored, and this includes ensuring that you receive the care necessary for good health and the financial compensation necessary to pay for it.
Call to Ask Questions About Your Case
If you have been in an accident, you can’t afford to wait or attempt to deal with it alone. Call an Orange County pedestrian accident attorney at Dickson, Kohan & Bablove at 844-404-2400 or contact our office online immediately.