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Pedestrian Accident in Fresno, CA

Fresno Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about auto accidents, they usually don't think of people walking on foot. However a Fresno pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common accidents don't only involve two or more vehicles.

A decent percentage of automobile accidents only involve one motorist. Further, these kinds of accidents can often result in considerable damage and horrendous injuries. This is especially accurate when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Fresno pedestrian accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright realize that you are experiencing a challenging time. Medical bills are accumulating, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you might be getting 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 taking on pedestrian accident claims for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are ready and willing to fight for you.

What Are Common Causes of Fresno Pedestrian Accidents in Fresno?

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

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

In order to totally comprehend how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to know what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some major 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 travelers
  • 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.

Here are several precautions 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 to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when traveling on busy city streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Remain alert at all times. Try to reduce distractions on your phone
  • Just use one earbud at a time so you do not lose all sense of hearing
  • Don't attempt to beat traffic. If you think that you need to jog or accelerate, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective apparel at night
  • Look for vehicles entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

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

Understanding what to do after you are struck by a vehicle while on foot is important so 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
  • Make a note of 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
  • Do not speak to an auto insurance company until you've had a meeting with an attorney

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

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

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

What Types of Compensation Can I Receive If I Prevail in a Fresno Pedestrian Accident Claim?

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

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

A Fresno pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims suffer major injuries. Get in touch with an experienced Fresno pedestrian accident lawyer today who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Call the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Tim D. Wright

If you or someone close to you has suffered an accident as a pedestrian, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complicated claims, and hiring a law firm knowledgeable about the matters involved in pedestrian accidents in the Fresno area is your best choice for receiving the compensation you deserve.

Our Fresno pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of clients and loved ones living with the tragedy of a severe 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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