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Pedestrian Accidents

Tim D. Wright - Burbank Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about car accidents, they usually do not think about people walking on foot. But a Burbank pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common accidents do not just involve two or more vehicles.

A fair amount of automobile accidents just involve one motorist. Furthermore, these types of accidents can often cause significant damage and horrendous injuries. This is particularly true when the accident involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Burbank pedestrian accident attorneys at Tim D. Wright know that you are experiencing a difficult time. Medical expenses are accumulating, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Also, you may be receiving calls from an auto insurance company and you do not know what to do.

The good news is that we are here to help. The attorneys at Tim D. Wright have been handling pedestrian accident cases for several years with great success. If you have a case, we are ready and ready to defend you.

What are Common Causes of Burbank Pedestrian Accidents in Burbank?

Drivers have a duty of care while driving their cars that extend to more than just other cars. Motorists must also keep a lookout for the more defenseless individuals on the roads, such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bicyclists. Here are the main causes:

If a driver does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for some other reason-- they may seriously injure or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

In order to totally understand how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to prevent them, we also have to understand what causes pedestrian accidents.

Some leading causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Exiting a parking lot or driveway
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • DUI
  • Bad weather
  • Delivery truck accidents
  • Loading and unloading bus and rail passengers
  • Distracted driving

How Can I Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?

Although it is impossible to account for the actions of those around you, there are several things you can do to help avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.

Listed here are several safety measures to take to avoid getting hit by a car as a pedestrian:

  • Cross the street in designated crosswalks
  • Look for vehicles in all directions, including those turning left or right
  • At stop light intersections, only cross when you have a walk signal
  • When crossing the street, be defensive and assume the driver does not see you
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the motorist so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when traveling on busy urban streets or streets with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Stay alert at all times. Try to limit distractions on your phone
  • Only use one earbud at a time so you don't lose all sense of hearing
  • Do not attempt to beat traffic. If you feel like you need to jog or accelerate, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective apparel at night
  • Watch for vehicles entering or leaving driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Injured in a Burbank Pedestrian Accident?

Knowing what to do after you are struck by a vehicle while walking is necessary so that you can preserve your rights and legal options in case you are seriously hurt or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and make a report
  • Note witness information at the scene
  • Take pictures and video of the accident scene
  • Gather as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, and so on
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Don't speak with a car insurance company before you've had a meeting with an attorney

As more and more individuals turn to either public transportation or walking as an alternative to traveling by car, more pedestrians end up on the public roads. This is especially true in urban locations like Burbank, where individuals commonly walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too often, pedestrians are struck by drivers that are too distracted to see them crossing the street or walking behind a vehicle. And when this occurs, it will be the pedestrian, not the motorist, who pays the price.

The pedestrian injury attorneys at Tim D. Wright have comprehensive experience working with those that are hurt in this kind of accident. We can pursue a personal injury claim on your behalf, or a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Burbank or any other of the surrounding areas.

What Types of Compensation Can I Receive If I Succeed in a Burbank Pedestrian Accident Case?

If you reach a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can get compensation for losses related to your pedestrian accident and injuries, including:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Lost wages
  • Estimated future medical treatment costs
  • Estimated future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A Burbank pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustain serious injuries. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Burbank pedestrian accident lawyer today who can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Tim D. Wright

If you or someone close to you has suffered an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very challenging claims, and working with a law firm familiar with the issues involved in pedestrian accidents in the Burbank area is your best option for getting the compensation you are entitled to. Our Burbank pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of individuals and families living with the tragedy of a serious or fatal accident.

For a Free Consultation, give us a call at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website: and get the settlement you deserved today!

I am very satisfied and thankful with Attorney Tim Wright and his whole team for taking care and handling my fathers personal injuries case. Thank you all very much your staff is amazing, very helpful.
Abraham Ortega
The Law Offices of Tim D. Wright were awesome. They were professional, they kept an open communication with me through out the process.  Big shout out to Sergio and Mercedes for being very helpful with my settlement.
Frank Medina

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