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Pedestrian Accident in Inland Empire, CA

Inland Empire Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about automobile accidents, they typically don't think about individuals walking on foot. But an Inland Empire pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions do not only involve two or more cars.

A fair amount of auto accidents only involve one driver. Further, these types of accidents can often cause substantial damage and horrible injuries. This is particularly accurate when the accident involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Inland Empire pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright know that you are going through a challenging time. Medical expenses are piling up, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Also, you may be getting phone calls from a car insurance company and you do not know what to do.

The good news is that we are here to help. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright have been handling pedestrian accident cases for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and willing to defend you.

What Are Common Causes of Inland Empire Pedestrian Accidents in Inland Empire?

Motorists have a duty of care while driving their vehicles that extend to more than just other vehicles. Drivers need to also keep a lookout for the more unprotected 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 hurt or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

In order to fully comprehend how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to understand what causes 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 Avoid Pedestrian Accidents?

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

Listed here are many precautions to take to avoid getting hit by a car as a pedestrian:

  • Cross the street in designated crosswalks
  • Look for cars 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 driver to make sure that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, especially when walking on busy urban streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • Remain 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
  • Don't try to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or accelerate, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing at night
  • Look for vehicles entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Hurt in an Inland Empire Pedestrian Accident?

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

  • Call the police and make a report
  • Take down witness information at the scene
  • Take photos and video of the accident scene
  • Collect as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, and so on
  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Call a pedestrian accident attorney
  • Do not talk to a car insurance company until you've had a consultation with an attorney

As a growing number of individuals rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to commuting by vehicle, more pedestrians end up on the public streets. This is especially true in urban locations like Inland Empire, where people commonly 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 driver, who pays the price.

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

What Types of Compensation Can I Get if I Succeed in a Inland Empire Pedestrian Accident Claim?

If you reach 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 income
  • Estimated future medical treatment costs
  • Estimated future lost income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A Inland Empire pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims suffer severe injuries. Get in touch with a knowledgeable Inland Empire pedestrian accident attorney today who can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Call the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of 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 challenging claims, and choosing a law firm familiar with the matters associated with pedestrian accidents in the Inland Empire area is your best choice for obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.

Our Inland Empire pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven history of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of individuals and families coping 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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