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Pedestrian Accident in San Gabriel, CA

San Gabriel Pedestrian Accident Attorney - Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think of car accidents, they typically don't think about people walking on foot. However a San Gabriel pedestrian accident attorney will tell you that common collisions do not just involve two or more cars.

A decent portion of automobile accidents just involve one motorist. Furthermore, these types of accidents can often cause significant damage and horrible injuries. This is particularly accurate when the collision involves a pedestrian.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, the San Gabriel pedestrian accident lawyers at Tim D. Wright understand that you are experiencing a challenging time. Medical costs are piling up, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you might 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 handling 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 Gabriel?

Motorists have a duty of care while driving their vehicles that extend to more than just other cars. 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 causes:

If a driver does not pay close enough attention-- or their driving is impaired for any other reason-- they may seriously injure or kill a pedestrian unintentionally.

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

Some leading 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 several precautions 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 doesn't 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, particularly 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 reduce distractions on your phone
  • Only use one earbud at a time so you don't lose all sense of hearing
  • Do not try to beat traffic. If you feel like you need to jog or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing after dark
  • Watch for cars entering or leaving driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

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

Understanding what to do after you are struck by a vehicle while walking is essential to ensure 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 photos and video of the accident scene
  • Collect 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 an auto insurance company until you've had a consultation with an attorney

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

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

The pedestrian injury lawyers at Tim D. Wright have extensive experience representing those that are hurt 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 that has been killed in a pedestrian accident in San Gabriel or any other of the surrounding areas.

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

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 wages
  • Estimated future medical treatment expenses
  • Estimated future lost wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A San Gabriel pedestrian accident is a life-altering occurrence when victims sustain major injuries. Get in touch with a skilled San Gabriel pedestrian accident lawyer today who can help you get the compensation you are entitled to.

Contact the Pedestrian Accident Attorneys at 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 cases, and hiring a law firm knowledgeable about the issues associated with pedestrian accidents in the San Gabriel area is your best choice for getting the compensation you deserve.

Our San Gabriel 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 serious or fatal accident.

For more information about Pedestrian Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys in San Gabriel, California, contact Law Offices of Tim D. Wright at (323) 379-9995 or visit our website at​​ TimWrightLaw.com 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.
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