Oxnard Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Whether you are walking to the store, out for a jog, or are only a few steps away from the office, you never expect to be part of an accident while on foot. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common. Many vehicle-pedestrian collisions happen at crosswalks and intersection but can happen almost anywhere. Our Oxnard pedestrian accident lawyers have also handled many cases arising on from cyclists and scooter riders colliding with pedestrians on sidewalks and paths.
Whatever the situation that led to your current injuries, we recommend calling our pedestrian accident attorneys in Oxnard. We can help in a variety of ways, including investigating the accident, identifying the liable party, and handling the insurance claim and settlement negotiations.
We also are experienced litigators and will represent you in court when necessary. If a settlement is unavailable, we will seek compensation from a jury. We are proud to have helped more than 5,000 clients win over $300 million in settlements and court rulings.
To talk with us about your rights after a pedestrian accident, call 1-800-GO-HARRIS.
After being hurt in a pedestrian accident, it is important to partner with a lawyer who has the specific type of experience you need. At Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, we have specifically handled pedestrian accidents and injuries arising from all sorts of accidents. We have the insight, resources, and skills you need to successfully pursue compensation.
Through the years, we have represented individuals following pedestrian accidents involving:
- Commercial vehicles
- Other vehicles like ATVs and RVs
- Electric scooters
What You Should do After a Pedestrian Accident
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, or witnessed a friend or loved one get hurt, our pedestrian accident attorneys in Oxnard recommend you:
- Call 911
- Take photos and videos of the scene and injuries
- Exchange information with the other party involved
- Ask witnesses for their names and phone numbers
- Get medical care as soon as possible
- Call an Oxnard personal injury lawyer for help
Our Oxnard Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Handle Many Vehicle-Pedestrian Collisions
The most common pedestrian accident claim we handle is when someone is struck by a negligent driver. We thoroughly investigate the underlying cause of a vehicle-pedestrian accident. We gather as much evidence as possible to find out what happened and why.
Some of the most common reasons for vehicle-pedestrian collisions include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving without headlights at dusk, night, or dawn
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to yield to the right of way
- Failing to look for pedestrians in crosswalks
- Broken traffic signs and signals
- Defectively designed roads and intersections
We Create a Custom Legal Strategy for You
No two pedestrian accidents are exactly the same. When you come to us, our Oxnard pedestrian accident lawyers take a close look at exactly what happened to you, your injuries, and how those injuries have impacted your life and future. We thoroughly investigate the incident and gather as much evidence as possible about what happened and why. We do all of this so that we not only know every aspect of your case but also so we can tailor our legal strategy to the specific facts of your case. We never force your case into a one-size-fits-all plan.
In most cases, our focus will be on an insurance claim. This is particularly true if you were struck by a driver. We will file a third-party insurance claim and begin to work with the insurer. We will provide the insurer with evidence that its policyholder is at fault. We also will provide the insurer with proof of your physical injuries, financial losses, and pain and suffering.
We will, in good faith, participate in settlement negotiations. An insurer’s first settlement offer is almost always far lower than the value of your damages. We will never push you to accept a settlement that is not full and fair compensation for your injuries.
In some circumstances, we will recommend filing a personal injury case. We may advise doing this immediately, or we may wait. It depends on the facts of your case. Filing a lawsuit can benefit you in several ways. It allows us to use the discovery process to obtain additional evidence. It also shows the insurer that we mean business. It shows that we will not back down from a fight.
Call 1-800-GO-HARRIS for Help Today
It is understandable that after a serious pedestrian accident, you may not be sure of what to do. You may feel confident you have the right to compensation, but not know how much. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is here to help. We will explain your rights and options, and when you have a valid personal injury claim, we will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.