Buena Park Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Buena Park Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
When caught up in common distractions, few motorists consider the devastating impact of a pedestrian collision. California has some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation, the vast majority of which are caused by distracted or impaired driving. Our Buena Park personal injury lawyers know the life-changing impact of a pedestrian accident, from lasting injuries to financial ruin. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact Harris Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. Our team is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we can come to you if you are unable to travel. Give us a call at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to get started.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in California
Our Buena Park personal injury lawyers have a track record of successfully recovering damages for victims of pedestrian accidents. We have found that the most common forms of negligence that lead to pedestrian collisions include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Drowsy driving
- Running red lights
- Driving without headlights
- Failing to yield to the pedestrian’s right of way
- Ignoring crossing signals
How Will My Attorney Prove Liability?
Your attorney’s approach will depend on several factors, from what caused your accident, to where it happened and whether the police attended the accident scene. Your attorney will seek the following evidence:
- Surveillance footage: Available footage of the accident, from dashcam recordings to traffic light cameras, provide valuable proof of a motorist’s negligence. This evidence is especially valuable if the driver tries to argue that you contributed to your crash. Our Buena Park personal injury lawyers will investigate the scene to look for surveillance cameras and if necessary, will subpoena relevant footage.
- Police reports: If the police reported to the accident scene, your attorney will request a copy of the incident report. The opposing party will rely on the report in either accepting or denying your claim, so your attorney will likely carefully review it for evidence of the driver’s negligence.
- Cell phone records: The driver’s cell phone records provide insight into whether he or she was texting, emailing, or pulling up apps just before the moment of impact. If so, this bolsters your claim that the driver was negligent, and that this negligence contributed to the accident.
- Photographs: Photos of the accident scene provide evidence as to what happened immediately before and after the accident. Additionally, photos of your injuries – and how they changed over time – can demonstrate the severity of your damages, from bruises to broken bones.
- Eyewitness accounts: Bystanders can testify as to what happened during the moments leading up to the accident. If you spoke with any eyewitnesses at the time of your accident, be sure to bring your notes to your initial consultation with your attorney.
- Expert testimony: Should a dispute arise regarding the cause of your injuries, their seriousness, and the value of your lost income or medical expenses, your attorney may hire an expert witness to value your losses in a concrete way. This can support your claim that you are entitled to reimbursement for more than just medical expenses: It can help you prove that you are entitled to compensation for your lost wages, lost earning potential, and a diminished quality of life.
For a Free Consultation with our Buena Park Pedestrian Accident Lawyers, Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS Today.
If you’re navigating the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it’s critical that you do all you can to recover and move forward. The personal injury attorneys at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers are here to guide you through the process. Our experience representing accident victims throughout California positions us to help you pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and other losses. A member of our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer your questions. Call us at 1-800-GO-HARRIS or send us a message online to get started.