According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are about 300 million people living in the United States, and 250 million of which own at least one registered automobile. That leaves about 48 million people who are left with just their own two legs to get from point A to point B. Are you one of those people, living right here in San Diego?
Imagine standing on a corner getting ready to cross the street when, next thing you know, a vehicle jumps the curb and hits you or a loved one. People are hit by cars like this every day, but if you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you should think about hiring an experienced auto accident lawyer in San Diego to handle your personal injury claim.
Pedestrian accidents often result in broken bones, they also can leave you with serious and catastrophic injuries:
As a pedestrian in San Diego, the state of California, or the entire world, for that matter, you should always be aware of your surroundings and know that you could be hit by a car at anytime.
Top Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
You should always be careful when walking around town. Crossing the street is not as simple as the old “look both ways before you cross” advice you got from mom and dad. You can be hit by automobiles from all directions. For instance, if you fail to see a car coming behind you, then you may get injured in a pedestrian accident. With distracted drivers, drunk-drivers and drivers under the influence (DUI) of drugs on the roads of San Diego and throughout California, pedestrian accidents can happen at any time.
These are the top causes of pedestrian accidents:
- A driver failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian at a crosswalk.
- Hit-and-run accidents.
- A driver not making a complete stop.
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, then you should think about consulting with an experienced and knowledgeable auto accident attorney.
Why Hire Our Auto Accident Lawyers after a Pedestrian Accident?
If you are hurt in a pedestrian accident, we know, you might have some questions regarding your personal injury claim:
- How can I get my medical bills paid? (We may be able to offer you medical treatment if you do not have health insurance.)
- My injuries are preventing me from working, what can I do if this pedestrian accident causes me to lose my earnings?
- How much money can I receive for my pain and suffering?
Our firm’s founder, Michael Pines, is a former insurance company lawyer, so he knows how insurance companies work. If you do not want insurance companies to take advantage of you, then you should hire us. Our auto accident attorneys in San Diego will work hard to investigate the facts of the pedestrian accident while also communicating with insurance companies.
If you have questions about your insurance claim, our auto accident lawyers will be more than happy to put your mind at ease. There is no cost for your initial consultation, and there are no attorney’s fees until we recover a fair personal injury settlement.
Remember, you only get one settlement — one chance for justice — in a personal injury claim.
If you have been hit and injured by a car, we urge you to contact our bilingual offices as soon as possible following the accident at 1-858-551-2090 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced auto accident attorney in San Diego. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay anything until we recover money on your behalf.