Compensation from a Pedestrian Accident

Injured from Another's Negligence? Call Our Orange County Injury Lawyer!

In an accident involving a car verses a person on-foot, it is obvious that one party in the situation is at an extreme disadvantage. Hundreds of pedestrians are seriously injured every year by motor vehicles of different sizes. Pedestrian accident victims and their families often have the opportunity to recover a significant amount of compensation with the help of the right Orange County personal injury attorney. This is due to the fact that vehicles are larger and more powerful, and therefore have an added duty to care for pedestrians walking on the side of the road.

Victims of pedestrian vs. car accidents are often eligible to recover damages for a number of losses incurred from the event, including:

  • Emergency medical costs
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Cost of surgery
  • Medical and pharmaceutical equipment costs
  • Post-treatment follow-up or therapy costs
  • Lost income (during recovery)
  • Lost future income earning capacity (due to inability to work)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish

Even in low speed accidents between cars and pedestrians, the person on foot is always more likely to get seriously injured. Pedestrians do have a duty to be responsible by supervising and controlling their children, obeying traffic signals and walking on designated walkways. However, it is almost always true that the driver of the vehicle is responsible for some degree of neglect by not seeing or simply not allowing space for the pedestrian victim. Motorists can be negligent in pedestrian accidents by:

  • Failing to observe crosswalks
  • Reckless driving in crowded intersections
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Failing to obey speed limits near schools

All too often, pedestrian accidents involve children. Small children are sometimes hard for drivers to notice, and once they are noticed, it is sometimes too late; however, this is no excuse—especially in areas like school zones. The failure to observe posted speed limits or school bus stop signs is illegal and creates a serious safety hazard for children trying to cross the street. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, first seek medical attention. Secondly, it is highly encouraged that you consult with a committed Orange County car accident lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Protecting the Rights of Victims & Families

The skilled attorneys of Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. are extensively experienced in personal injury cases involving pedestrian accidents and possess a proven ability to produce highly favorable results for clients that have been seriously injured. We are a dedicated, driven and extremely passionate team that is committed to protecting your rights and seeking maximum compensation for your expenses, damages and losses.

You do not have to face insurance companies and legal issues alone, and it is not recommended that you do. A legal representative at our firm is prepared to zealously advocate your rights and interests and help you understand what legal options you have so it is easy to act in a way that creates the best possible results for you and your family.

For solid legal advice and aggressive representation in your personal injury matter, contact a lawyer at our firm now.

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