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Compensation from a Pedestrian Accident

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

In an accident involving a car versus 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.

Recent Reviews From Previous Clients

  • I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys.

    “It was such a pleasure to be represented by Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. recently. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of honest, knowledgeable, and hard fighting attorneys. After a car accident which involved numerous injuries, I couldn't handle the stress of dealing with the insurance companies. They completely took over for me. They negotiated with the insurance companies and as a result of their determination, I received a very fast and fair settlement. All during this process, they kept me updated on all the proceedings, always returned my phone calls promptly and answered any questions I had the entire staff at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. were always courteous and helpful. Thank you ever so much!”

    L.D.

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    “Saar Swartzon was very hardworking and courteous. The physical therapist he recommended was beyond excellent, and he coordinated all my visits and appointments. If I ever need a personal injury attorney, he will definitely be my man”

    Arash B.

  • From my personal experience, I can refer Cohn & Swartzion to anybody!

    “I was involved in an auto accident earlier this year. A friend of mine referred me to attorney Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon, a Professional Law Corporation. I met with Mr. Swartzon and his senior paralegal Linda Chapman to discuss my accident. We discussed the accident, the pain I was in and how my doctor was going to submit a request for physical therapy to my insurance company, which could take up to two weeks to obtain approval I was told. I informed Mr. Swartzon that I had previously had cervical surgery in 2012 and how it took almost a month to receive approval for physical therapy from my insurance company and make my first appointment with the physical therapist they approved me for. With the pain I suffered from the whiplash caused by the accident, I could not wait that long. Mr. Swartzon referred me to a physician that he knew so I could be evaluated and obtain written approval immediately for physical therapy. Mr. Swartzon also referred me to a physical therapy location near my work, which took me in immediately. During my treatments, I did not have to worry about anything. Linda Chapman handled all of the incoming bills that I received incurred by the accident as well as all of the correspondence from the insurance companies requesting updates. Their legal assistant Renee Bushman did a great job following up on the information requested by Linda about the other party to help with my case. I was always kept informed on the status of my case and always received quick responses to my emails. Due to the outstanding work that Saar, Linda and Renee had done, my case settled quickly and I am once again pain free. Now I know why my friend referred me to Saar Swartzon at Cohn & Swartzon and I can honestly say from my personal experience that I can refer them to anybody reading my review as well as anybody I know who is involved in an auto accident.”

    Tom M.

  • Thank you again for all your help and dedication

    “Saar, I wanted to say thank you again for all your help and dedication. The settlement was a bonus. My main concern was my well-being. And I'm glad to say I am well. I do not have any back pain and I can enjoy watching and interacting with my daughter. One more time and on behalf of my family, thanks.”

    Jose A.

  • I was very pleased with the firm's persistence

    “I highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon. When I decided to retain the Firm, I initially spoke with Attorney Jason D. Cohn. He was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining what sort of personal injury case to expect. With the assistance of Attorney Saar Swartzon, Cohn & Swartzon were able to get me a $28,000 settlement. I was very pleased with the firm's persistence and hard work. The attorneys always kept me informed about how my case was going, they were completely honest, and offered great advice. They listened to my concerns and needs, and always made me feel like I was a high priority client. Everyone at the Firm is very friendly and caring, both as one's legal representation, and simply as individuals. Thanks again!”

    J.A.C.