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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 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.

  • The entire firm was professional and supportive

    “I would highly recommend Cohn & Swartzon to anyone seeking a fair settlement as a result of an auto accident. The Firm came highly recommended to me and I understand why. They took the time to explain what would happen, they aligned me with excellent medical care, and they were able to negotiate a fast and fair settlement for my injuries. Throughout the process the entire Firm was professional and supportive.”

    M.S.

  • Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court

    “When I first met with Cohn & Swartzon, they explained to me that I had a difficult case; but because of my severe injuries, they were willing to help. Initially, the insurance did not offer much; but after Cohn & Swartzon fought hard for me in court, I received over a 6 figure settlement and also had my surgery paid for.”

    Deborah V.

  • Highly Recommend

    “I cannot recommend the offices of Cohn & Swartzon highly enough. I was referred to them after being involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. I was in pain and after 6 weeks was still trying to be seen by a physical therapist. I met with Jason the first day and he couldn't have been nicer. He seemed to really care about me and my case and within 24 hours I was being seen at a great facility for physical therapy. My case was taken over by Elva who was always on top of things. She kept me in the loop and pretty much took over everything so that I didn't have to deal with it. She was able to get the highest amount possible and I walked away with more than I could have hoped for. I am so thankful for her and the entire office of Cohn & Swartzon.”

    Kathy B.

  • Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything

    “I am very happy to recommend Cohn & Swartzon. My two young daughters and I were hit by a teenage driver whose vehicle flipped over our SUV. Cohn & Swartzon took care of everything, from dealing with my own insurance to educating me on the importance of getting top notch medical care. We ended up obtaining much more compensation than we ever thought possible. Thank you so much!”

    Lori G.