Pedestrian Accident

Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, our attorneys can help. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Walking is a way of life. In beautiful Orange County, our children walk to school, we walk for exercise, and families stroll along the sidewalks window shopping and appreciating idyllic coastal views.

However, Orange County is also home to more than 3 million residents, and densely populated urban areas are susceptible to rising numbers of pedestrian accidents, despite pedestrians having the right of way. We can blame more vehicle traffic, distractions from smartphones, and even a lack of adequate sidewalks or street lighting.

The fact remains that pedestrians should feel safe to roam their community in peace. And yet, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) reports that one out of every four fatal traffic crash victims is a pedestrian. Even more upsetting is that children, teens, and the elderly are the most susceptible to these accidents.

At Khalil Law Group, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys helps victims of pedestrian accidents and their loved ones. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

Pedestrian injury victims are quick to dismiss the idea that they need an accident lawyer. While it’s logical to conclude that the other person’s insurance company will take care of everything and pay for all damages, this isn’t always the case. A personal injury attorney is vital in protecting your rights and seeking compensation for your injuries.

Further, without a pedestrian accident lawyer, Orange County, CA insurance companies might not offer you the compensation you need to cover lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.

What’s more, you might not be in the best physical or mental shape to deal with paperwork, follow-up, and standing up for your rights. Having an attorney-client relationship can make a world of difference in your peace of mind and case outcome.

Pedestrian accident lawyers work on our clients’ behalf on the following:

  • Help the plaintiff determine fault
  • Provide you with peace of mind knowing that a legal professional is dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s
  • Negotiate a settlement
  • Represent you in court as a plaintiff if necessary

Khalil Law Group’s Orange County Pedestrian accident attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means our legal team doesn’t get paid unless you get paid.

Who is Responsible for Pedestrian Accidents?

The circumstances surrounding a pedestrian accident are unique, but the fault for injuries and pedestrian fatalities can generally be lumped into one or more of the following categories:

Pedestrians

Walking in the street when there is an adjacent sidewalk, jaywalking, or moving about while intoxicated can all contribute to a pedestrian accident. However, even if you are partially responsible for the crash, you may have a case against the driver under the rule of comparative negligence, despite what insurance companies may tell the victim.

Pedestrians are still entitled to the right of way, and if you tell us about your case and injuries during a free consultation, we can help you determine the next steps.

Drivers, Motorcyclists, Bicyclists

Going head-to-head with a motor vehicle or bike is a no-win situation from a physical standpoint. If a driver runs a red light, is speeding, or enters a crosswalk when they shouldn’t, they can cause a serious injury.

Property Owners

Most people tend to think of being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian accident involving a driver, but the incident of falling on someone’s property also qualifies. If a property owner does not maintain a driveway or walkway that they own, they could be liable for your injuries.

City or Local Governments

The government has a duty to provide safe and well-maintained public areas, including clearly-marked curbs, and safety signs to protect pedestrians from injuries. This is true whether it’s Santa Ana, Tustin, or another community in Orange County.

What Damages Can I Recover?

Without having the protection of a vehicle to absorb some of the blow, the potential injuries for victims of pedestrian accidents can be extremely severe.

As a result, there are a wide array of damages you may be eligible to receive for your injuries, including:

  • Reimbursement for medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (not being able to provide adequate companionship to your non-injured spouse)
  • Loss of enjoyment (not being able to participate in activities you did before the accident)

The probability of being awarded damages and the amount you can hope to recover will vary, depending on the facts of your case and the attorneys you work with.
Khalil Law Group has been helping pedestrian accident victims in Orange County for more than half a decade, and our law firm is ready to assist you in your case.

Do you have any questions about your case? Request a free consultation with an experienced Orange County pedestrian accident attorney today.

We’re here to help you during this difficult time. At Khalil Law Group, our Orange County pedestrian accident lawyers offer free, no-obligation consultations at our Newport Beach, CA office. Call us at (714) 617-5189.

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