Pedestrian Accident Lawyers In Turlock, Fremont, San Ramon & Citrus Heights
Our law firm has seen and handled pedestrian accident cases and we know they happen all too often. There are many people hiking, walking the walkways and sidewalks throughout our beautiful state of California. However, the number of pedestrian accidents keep increasing each year. It doesn’t matter what precautions an individual takes to avoid an accident; they are surely going to happen from time to time. If you have been hit while walking, you need to seek representation from the lawyers at Braff Injury Law Group as they know how to handle a pedestrian case.
Reasons For Pedestrian Accidents
After careful research, our lawyers have determined that in many pedestrian cases we have handled, people who are driving trucks, vans, SUVs, and arms or other vehicles are the ones who are the responsible party for an injury that occurred to a pedestrian. Drivers should always keep an eye out for people walking along while they are driving and looking out for other obstacles in the roadway. However, some drivers are not paying as close attention as they need to be. Many drivers are:
No pedestrian plans on being struck by a vehicle as they are out walking. Pedestrian accidents normally occur without a warning so that makes it difficult for the victim to know what’s going to happen if they don’t get out of the way.
Injuries to Pedestrians
Motorists are normally protected by their seatbelts, airbags, or the vehicle’s framework but pedestrians have none of those things to protect them. This leaves them in vulnerable to injuries that could be catastrophic or even fatal in some cases. The more severe accidents can include head injuries including traumatic brain injuries, concussions, skull fractures, neck injuries, and spinal injuries which can lead to paralysis.
While the neck, brain and spinal injuries are normally more severe, the lower torso can also receive injuries which include internal bleeding, torn ligaments, and fractures. The severity of injuries can also mean expensive medical bills that may not be covered under your own health care policy. This may also result in loss of income and the inability to go back to your job.
When a person has been injured as a pedestrian, you need legal representation. Compensation may be available for you to help you with:
Get in touch with one of our lawyers at the Braff Injury Law Group and see how we can help you in your pedestrian case. Don’t suffer alone, call now to speak too easy of our knowledgeable lawyers.