Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Pedestrian Accident in Riverside, CA

Riverside Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think of automobile accidents, they typically do not consider people walking on foot. However a Riverside pedestrian accident lawyer will tell you that common collisions don't only involve two or more vehicles.

A fair percentage of automobile accidents only involve one driver. Additionally, these types of accidents can frequently cause substantial damage and horrendous injuries. This is particularly true when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the Riverside pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright realize that you are experiencing a difficult time. Medical expenses are accumulating, you're out of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Additionally, you may be receiving phone calls from an auto insurance provider and you don't know what to do.

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

What Are Common Causes of Riverside Pedestrian Accidents in Riverside?

Motorists have a duty of care while operating their cars that includes more than just other vehicles. Drivers need to also keep a lookout for the more vulnerable people 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 fully comprehend how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to understand what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some primary causes of accidents involving pedestrians include:

  • Turning and merging accidents
  • Leaving 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 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.

Listed here are several precautions to take to avoid getting hit by a vehicle 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
  • Try 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 multiple lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Stay alert at all times. Try to limit distractions on your phone
  • Just use one earbud at a time so you don't lose all sense of hearing
  • Do not try 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 after dark
  • Look for cars entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

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

Understanding what to do after you are hit by a vehicle while walking is essential to make sure that you can protect 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, etc
  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Call a pedestrian accident attorney
  • Don't speak to a car insurance company until you've had a meeting with a lawyer

As increasingly more individuals rely on 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 metropolitan areas like Riverside, where individuals frequently walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too often, pedestrians are struck by motorists that 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, that pays the price.

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

What kinds of compensation can I obtain if I prevail in a Riverside pedestrian accident case?

If you reach a settlement or the court rules in your favor, you can receive 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 Riverside pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustain major injuries. Contact a knowledgeable Riverside pedestrian accident attorney today who 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 suffered 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 knowledgeable about the matters associated with pedestrian accidents in the Riverside area is your best option for obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Our Riverside pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death claims on behalf of individuals and loved ones dealing 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

Need professional legal advice?

Get a free consultation with our legal experts

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
For faster service
Call Now
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.