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Pedestrian Accident in Beaumont, CA

Beaumont Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about car accidents, they usually don't think of individuals walking on foot. However a Beaumont pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions don't just involve two or more vehicles. A decent amount of automobile accidents just involve one driver. Furthermore, these types of accidents can often result in significant damage and horrible injuries. This is especially true when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Beaumont pedestrian accident attorneys at Tim D. Wright realize that you are going through a difficult time. Medical bills are piling up, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Also, you might be receiving calls from a car insurance provider 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 taking on pedestrian accident claims for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are ready and willing to defend you.

What Are Common Causes of Beaumont Pedestrian Accidents in Beaumont?

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

If a motorist does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for any other reason-- they may seriously hurt or kill a pedestrian accidentally.

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

Some major causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

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

How Can I Prevent Pedestrian Accidents?

Although it is impossible to account for the actions of those around you, there are many 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 struck by a vehicle 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 motorist doesn't see you
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the driver to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when walking on busy city streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • Remain alert at all times. Try to minimize distractions on your phone
  • Only use one earbud at a time so you don't lose all sense of hearing
  • Don't attempt to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing at night
  • Watch for cars entering or leaving driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Hurt in a Beaumont Pedestrian Accident?

Understanding what to do after you are hit by a vehicle while walking is necessary to make sure that you can protect your rights and legal options in case you are seriously injured or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and make a report
  • Take down witness information at the scene
  • Take photos and video of the accident scene
  • Gather as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, etc
  • Get medical attention immediately
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Do not speak to a car insurance company before you've had a consultation with a lawyer

As increasingly more individuals rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to traveling by car, more pedestrians end up on the public streets. This is particularly true in metropolitan locations like Beaumont, where people commonly walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too frequently, pedestrians are hit by motorists who are too distracted to notice them crossing the street or walking behind a car. And when this occurs, it will be the pedestrian, not the driver, who pays the price.

The pedestrian injury lawyers at Tim D. Wright have comprehensive experience working with those that are injured in this kind of accident. We can seek a personal injury case on your behalf, or a wrongful death case on behalf of a loved one who has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Beaumont or any other of the surrounding neighborhoods.

What kinds of compensation can I obtain if I succeed in a Beaumont pedestrian accident claim?

If you achieve a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can get compensation for losses associated with your pedestrian accident and injuries, including:

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

A Beaumont pedestrian accident is a life-altering event when victims sustain severe injuries. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Beaumont pedestrian accident lawyer today that can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at Tim D. Wright

If you or someone close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complicated claims, and hiring a law firm familiar with the issues associated with pedestrian accidents in the Beaumont area is your best choice for obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.

Our Beaumont pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of clients and families coping with the tragedy of a serious or fatal accident.

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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