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Fullerton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you were struck by a car while walking or jogging outside, you probably couldn’t gather the driver’s information. You were likely in pain or shock. You waited for emergency medical personnel to arrive and take you to the emergency room. From there, you have worked to obtain the best possible medical care and recovery. Part of that recovery entails pursuing compensation from the at-fault driver. This can be a difficult process, but you are more likely to obtain full and fair compensation with the help of a Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer.
To talk with an attorney about your circumstances and legal options, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers at 1-800-GO-HARRIS. A member of our team will meet with you personally and listen to your story. We may ask a few questions to gather important details regarding your potential claim. Then, we may recommend your best next steps, such as hiring an attorney to represent you during the insurance claim process and file a lawsuit.
We offer free consultations.
Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident
After you or a loved one experience or witness a pedestrian accident, our Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyers recommend you:
- Call 911: You want the police and paramedics to arrive as swiftly as possible.
- Document the Scene: Take photos and videos of the crash scene and the victims’ injuries.
- Obtain Information: Ask for the driver’s name, contact information, and insurance information.
- Obtain Witness Information: Ask for the witnesses’ names and contact information.
- Get Medical Help: If you were injured, go to a doctor as soon as possible and follow the doctor’s treatment plan.
- Write Down What Happened: Take a moment to write down everything you can remember about the accident, like the date, time, weather conditions, and the other party’s conduct.
- Call a Lawyer: If you were injured, or your loved one was killed, call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers.
Our Fullerton Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Have Years of Experience
When you are injured in a pedestrian accident in Fullerton, CA, you need to work with an attorney who has specific experience handling similar cases. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have decades of combined experience.
Over the years, we have worked on pedestrian accident cases involving other types of vehicles, including personal cars, trucks, ATVs, RVs, electric scooters and bikes, mopeds, and others. We also have handled cases in which a pedestrian is injured by a commercial truck or other vehicles, Uber or Lyft, or a motorist in a rental car.
Whatever type of incident you were injured in or led to a loved one’s death, call our pedestrian accident lawyers in Fullerton as soon as possible. We have the legal knowledge, experience, and resources you need to effectively pursue compensation.
Common Causes of Vehicle-Pedestrian Collisions
Our Fullerton pedestrian accident attorneys handle all types of incidents. However, the most common case is a pedestrian-vehicle accident. When you are hit by a vehicle while standing, walking, or jogging outside, you may have suffered serious and disabling injuries. Or, your loved one may have been killed in a vehicle-pedestrian crash. Whatever the circumstances, you should have an experienced lawyer investigate the cause of the crash and identify the liable party.
Some of the most common causes of vehicle-pedestrian collisions include:
- Traffic Violations
- Driver Carelessness
- Driver Gross Negligence
- Bad Weather
- Vehicle Defects
- Road Defects
Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Creates Custom Legal Strategies
When pedestrian accident victims hire us to handle their cases, our first step is thoroughly investigating the incident. We gather all evidence available, including the police report, witness statements, photos and videos, physical objects, medical records, and more. We may recommend filing a lawsuit as soon as possible. During the discovery phase of litigation, we can demand additional information from the other side. This is particularly important when the at-fault party is an employee and the liable party is a business.
Once we have gathered all evidence available regarding a pedestrian accident and identified the liable party, a Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer will calculate your damages. We will gather documentation of your economic injuries, including your medical bills, other receipts and invoices, and proof of your loss of income, such as pay stubs and tax returns.
Once we have calculated your economic damages, we will calculate the value of your non-economic damages. These include your pain and suffering and mental anguish. Depending on the circumstances, we may recommend using a multiplier of 1.5 or higher.
During your claim, we will handle communications with the insurance company. We will submit proof of your claim and the policyholder’s liability. We will demand the maximum compensation for your injuries and negotiate a fair settlement.
If we are unable to obtain a settlement, we will fight for your financial recovery before a judge and jury.
Call Harris Personal Injury Lawyers Today
After suffering serious injuries or losing a loved one, talk with a Fullerton pedestrian accident lawyer about your rights and options. You can reach us through our online form or by calling 1-800-GO-HARRIS.