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Malibu Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Malibu offers an abundance of public beaches and park trails for people who enjoy walking. However, once you get off designated paths, narrow roads and heavy traffic conditions can put pedestrians at risk. When pedestrian accidents leave you or those you love suffering serious personal injuries, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc., helps you get the compensation you are entitled to in a claim.
You can count on our experienced Malibu pedestrian accident attorneys to provide the trusted guidance and aggressive legal representation you need. Our top case results show our success in obtaining settlements and jury awards worth millions of dollars for clients. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help in your case. Contact 1-800-GO-HARRIS to request a free consultation today.
Our Malibu Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Are Here To Protect You
According to statistics from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), Malibu has one of the highest rates of pedestrian accidents in the state. With little to protect them in collisions involving motor vehicles, the injuries pedestrians suffer have a tendency to be severe. Even a seemingly minor pedestrian accident can leave you with permanent disabilities.
At Harris Personal Injuries, we provide the professional legal representation needed to protect your rights in this situation. While you focus on your recovery, our Malibu pedestrian accident attorneys focus on getting you the compensation you deserve. Common types of pedestrian injuries suffered by clients in cases we represent include:
- Muscle and tendon strains, sprains, and tears;
- Severe cuts and lacerations;
- Broken bones and dislocated joints;
- Road rash and burns due to contact with hot engine oil or parts;
- Back and neck injuries, such as whiplash, herniated discs, and fractured vertebrae;
- Crushing injuries, resulting in permanent damage to body parts or internal organs;
- Head injuries, resulting in concussion and traumatic brain injuries (TBI);
- Spinal cord injuries, which can cause partial or complete paralysis.
What Are Common Causes Of Pedestrian Accidents?
For local residents of Malibu, our position along the Pacific Coast Highway puts us at higher risk for car crashes in general. Traffic studies from the City of Malibu indicate close to 60,000 vehicles pass through the area each day. This amount of traffic, narrow canyon roads, and the general lack of crosswalks or other safety precautions in certain areas increases the likelihood of pedestrian accidents. However, while road and traffic conditions are a contributing factor, it is generally the reckless driving behaviors of motorists that are ultimately to blame.
As experienced Malibu pedestrian accident attorneys, Harris Personal Injury Lawyers helps you hold at-fault drivers accountable. Common causes of pedestrian accidents in cases we handle include:
- Speeding and driving too fast for conditions;
- Running red lights and disregarding other traffic signals;
- Failing to yield at crosswalks;
- Distracted driving;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substances.
How Do I File A Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Under Section 1714 of the California Civil Code, everyone is responsible not only for actions that result in injuries to others but for failing to take precautions to prevent them. This includes motorists. When pedestrian accidents happen due to the reckless driving behaviors of others, you may be entitled to compensation in a claim.
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we can guide you in the options available. Drivers are required to maintain a mandatory amount of insurance coverage, so filing a claim with the insurance company is often the first step. Unfortunately, insurers are for-profit businesses and as such have a reputation for denying or downplaying claims. In some cases, the driver may have allowed a policy to lapse or was otherwise uninsured.
If insurance is unavailable, your claim is denied, or a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, our Malibu pedestrian accident attorneys can guide you in filing a lawsuit against the driver through the Los Angeles County Civil Court.
What If My Pedestrian Accident Involves A Hit and Run?
You have only one chance to get the compensation you need to recover after a pedestrian accident. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we conduct a full investigation to determine how it occurred and who is responsible. In the event of a hit and run, our legal team can take the following steps to identify the driver:
- Talking to witnesses to identify the vehicle involved;
- Reviewing nearby surveillance videos to obtain a license plate number;
- Reviewing police reports and working with law enforcement to elicit the general public’s help in identifying the driver;
- Visiting with local mechanic shops, where the driver may have taken the vehicle for repairs.
Contact 1-800-GO-HARRIS And Request a Free Consultation Today
At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we typically represent pedestrian accident cases on a contingency basis. This means you pay no attorney fees unless we get money for you. To ensure you get the maximum amount you are entitled to in your claim, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS or contact our Malibu pedestrian accident attorneys online and request a free consultation today.