Costa Mesa Pedestrian vs Auto Accident Lawyer
Once behind the wheel, drivers are responsible for obeying all traffic laws, including yielding to pedestrians when they have the right-of-way. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents occur because drivers either do not see people crossing streets or they do not understand who has the right-of-way.
Being hit by an automobile can negatively affect the course of your life in just a few seconds. These accidents can result in injuries such as fractures (broken bones), head injuries, various back & neck injuries and even death. The courts may award financial compensation to victims of accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to help you make a monetary recovery for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of income, disfigurement, and any other losses sustained in the accident.
If you or a family member was injured in a pedestrian accident involving a vehicle, let us help you determine whether you have a legitimate case.
Pedestrian accidents can happen when a driver is negligent or careless in a variety of situations, such as:
- Failing to yield for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Backing out of parking spaces in parking lots
- Speeding in residential areas where there are children playing
- Turning right on a red light, and not looking for pedestrians in the crosswalk
- Talking on a cell phone or texting on a mobile device
Common Types of Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents
Even a small compact car is bigger and much heavier than a person. Even at a slow speed, the likelihood for injury is substantial. It is not uncommon for pedestrians who have been hit by cars to suffer:
- Broken bones
- Concussion or other head injury
- Back and neck injuries
- Herniated disc in neck or back
- Nerve damage
- Dislocated joints or limbs
- Painful soft tissue injuries
- Cuts, scrapes and bruises
- Paralysis or death
Many of these injuries can take a significant amount of time to heal. Some may result in permanent damage that affects your ability to work or perform simple tasks for the rest of your life.
An skillful personal injury lawyer will discuss with you not only your existing medical bills, but what costs you expect to incur for future treatment or therapy, and whether you’ve lost income or will lose future income as a result of your injuries. Other types of damages you may be able to recover include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of normal life, and disability and disfigurement. Your attorney’s goal will be to convince the driver’s insurance company or a jury to compensate you for all of those costs or as much as is possible given the limits of the driver’s insurance coverage.
In the end, your personal injury attorney is your advocate in court. At the Law Offices of Brent A. Duque, we maintain a staff of a highly professional, knowledgeable, aggressive and successful car accident attorneys who represent injured people through our offices that stretch across Southern California. Time limitations apply to any injury claim you might have, so for purposes of investigating a possible case and possibly preserving evidence, it’s best for you to contact us immediately after an accident.
Contact our Orange County Personal Injury Attorneys at 1-877-241-9554 to learn more about your legal options. A free consultation is just a phone call away. You can even use our online contact form, and we’ll reply to you quickly.