The San Jose pedestrian accident attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP can help in the event of you are involved in a pedestrian accident. Every year, thousands of pedestrians are injured or killed by collisions with cars. Residential areas and parking lots can be especially rife with danger, as many people speed through these areas without checking for pedestrians or small children.
Crosswalks are not always safe, as motorists make right turns on red without checking to see if pedestrians are walking across the road. In fact, a crosswalk is one of the most likely places for a pedestrian accident, as it is the one place that cars and pedestrians are virtually guaranteed to cross paths.
When negligent drivers cause pedestrian accidents, they can do permanent harm to victims and their families.
Call our office today at 408.295.6100.
Injuries After Being Hit By A Vehicle
Let’s face it. Injuries caused by a collision with a vehicle are painful. There is no reset button that reverses all of the pain your body experienced, and all that pain your brain remembers. Pedestrians, even more so than motorcyclists and bicyclists, are extremely vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. When involved in a collision, a pedestrian might sustain:
- Back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Bone fractures
- Memory loss
- Neurological disorders
- Personality changes
- Mood swings
- Nerve damage
You will likely need time to recover from your injuries. This may mean time spent in the hospital or rehabilitation center away from your job and family, as your bills and obligations pile up around you. You are entitled to financial compensation for all your losses, such as: emergency room bills, ambulance and paramedic charges, all other medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, and permanent disabilities.
Who Is Responsible?
In the simplest form, it all comes down to whose actions caused the accident. Insurance companies who represent negligent drivers often rely on a handful of highly predictable defenses. One common defense is that pedestrian was responsible for their own injuries. For example, you jaywalked in front a vehicle at night while talking on your cell phone dressed like a ninja and were juggling a wet cat. If your actions contributed to the accident, it is possible you will be found partially at fault for the accident and your injuries.
Really, there is not a clear cut answer until you speak with an experienced attorney. Sometimes, an accident is more than one person’s fault and can involve other areas of law such as premises liability. For example, you were struck by a vehicle in a negligently designed private parking lot. If your actions did not contribute to the accident, you are not at fault.
San Jose Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
The San Jose pedestrian accident attorneys at Farling, Hecht & Davis, LLP have extensive experience analyzing accidents step by step to determine who can, at a minimum, be held at least partially responsible. We carefully document every aspect of the case to pursue fair compensation from negligent party and their insurance company. Please contact one of our dedicated San Jose pedestrian accident attorneys at 408.295.6100 for a free consultation to discuss your claim.