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Pedestrian Accident in San Fernando Valley

San Fernando Valley Pedestrian Accident Lawyer - Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think about automobile accidents, they typically don't consider people walking on foot. However a San Fernando pedestrian accident attorney will tell you that common accidents do not only involve two or more cars. A fair percentage of car accidents only involve one motorist. Additionally, these kinds of accidents can commonly cause significant damage and horrendous injuries. This is especially accurate when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the San Fernando pedestrian accident attorneys at Tim D. Wright know that you are experiencing a difficult time. Medical costs are piling up, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Additionally, you may be getting calls from an auto insurance provider and you do not know what to do.

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

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in San Fernando?

Motorists have a duty of care while driving their cars that includes more than just other cars. Motorists must also keep a lookout for the more vulnerable people 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 may seriously hurt or kill a pedestrian accidentally.
  • In order to totally understand how serious pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to know what leads to pedestrian accidents.
  • Some primary 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 a number of precautions 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 motorist so that you know for sure that they see you
  • Never cross midblock, particularly when traveling on busy city streets or streets with multiple lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are available
  • Stay 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 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 after dark
  • Look for vehicles entering or exiting driveways and parking garages or backing up in parking lots

What Should I Do If I'm Hurt In a San Fernando Pedestrian Accident?

Understanding what to do after you are hit by a car while walking is important to ensure that you can protect your rights and legal options in case you are seriously hurt or have other damages.

  • Call the authorities and file a report
  • Make a note of 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
  • Get medical attention right away
  • Call a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Don't speak with a car insurance company before you've had a consultation with a lawyer

As increasingly more people rely on either public transportation or walking as an alternative to commuting by vehicle, more pedestrians end up on the public roadways. This is especially true in metropolitan locations like San Fernando, where individuals often walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too frequently, pedestrians are hit by drivers that are too distracted to notice 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 comprehensive experience working with 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 San Fernando or any other of the surrounding neighborhoods.

What Compensation Can I Receive In a San Fernando Pedestrian Accident Case?

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

A San Fernando pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustain severe injuries. Get in touch with a skilled San Fernando pedestrian accident attorney today who can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at Tim D. Wright

If you or somebody close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, visit our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very complicated cases, and hiring a law firm knowledgeable about the matters associated with pedestrian accidents in the San Fernando area is your best choice for obtaining the compensation you are entitled to. Our San Fernando Valley pedestrian accident lawyers have a proven track record of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of individuals and loved ones coping with the tragedy of a severe or fatal accident.

For more information about Pedestrian Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers in San Fernando Valley, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ for a Free Consultation! 

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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