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Pedestrian Accident in Ontario, CA

Ontario Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about auto accidents, they typically don't consider people walking on foot. However an Ontario pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions do not just involve two or more vehicles.

A fair portion of auto accidents just involve one motorist. Additionally, these types of accidents can commonly cause considerable damage and horrible injuries. This is especially true when the accident involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Ontario pedestrian accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright realize that you are experiencing 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 provider and you don't 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 taking on pedestrian accident claims for many years with great success. If you have a case, we are ready and ready to defend you.

What Are Common Causes of Ontario Pedestrian Accidents in Ontario?

Motorists have a duty of care while operating their vehicles that extend to more than just other vehicles. Motorists have 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 any other reason-- they can seriously injure or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

In order to fully comprehend how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to prevent them, we also need to understand what leads to 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 travelers
  • Distracted driving

How Can I Avoid 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.

Here are many safety measures to take to avoid getting hit 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 does not see you
  • Attempt to make eye contact with the driver so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, particularly when traveling on busy urban streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • Stay alert at all times. Try to minimize distractions on your phone
  • Just 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 jog or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing at night
  • Look for cars entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Injured in an Ontario Pedestrian Accident?

Understanding what to do after you are struck by a car while on foot is necessary to make sure that you can preserve your rights and legal options in case you are seriously injured or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and file a report
  • Take down witness information at the scene
  • Take pictures and video of the accident scene
  • Collect as much of your own evidence as possible, including names, police reports, etc
  • Get medical attention right away
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Do not talk to a car 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 especially true in urban areas like Ontario, where people frequently walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

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

The pedestrian injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright have comprehensive experience representing those who are hurt in this type of accident. We can seek a personal injury claim on your behalf, or a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one that has been killed in a pedestrian accident in Ontario or any other of the surrounding communities.

What kinds of compensation can I get if I succeed in an Ontario pedestrian accident lawsuit?

If you reach 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 expenses
  • Lost income
  • Estimated future medical treatment expenses
  • Estimated future lost wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

An Ontario pedestrian accident is a life-altering event when victims sustain serious injuries. Get in touch with a skilled Ontario pedestrian accident attorney today that can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright

If you or somebody close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complex claims, and choosing a law firm knowledgeable about the issues involved in pedestrian accidents in the Ontario area is your best choice for receiving the compensation you deserve.

Our Ontario pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases 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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