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Pedestrian Accident in Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Fighting for the Rights of Injured Pedestrians

When most people think of car accidents, they usually don't think of people walking on foot. But a Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney will tell you that common accidents do not just involve two or more vehicles.

A fair amount of auto accidents just involve one driver. Further, these kinds of accidents can frequently 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 Santa Ana pedestrian accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright understand that you are going through a challenging time. Medical bills are mounting, you're off of work, and you're hurt and in pain. Further, you may be receiving phone calls from a car insurance provider and you do not 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 taking on pedestrian accident cases for several years with great success. If you have a case, we are prepared and ready to fight for you.

What Are Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Santa Ana?

Drivers have a duty of care while driving their cars that includes more than just other cars. Motorists need to also keep a lookout for the more unprotected individuals 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 might seriously hurt or kill a pedestrian accidentally.

In order to fully understand how significant pedestrian accidents are and how to avoid them, we also need to understand what leads to pedestrian accidents.

Some major 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 a number of things you can do to help avoid becoming the victim of a pedestrian accident.

Here are a number of 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 driver 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, especially when traveling on busy urban streets or roads with several lanes
  • Walk on sidewalks whenever they are accessible
  • Remain alert at all times. Try to minimize distractions on your phone
  • Only use one earbud at a time so you do not lose all sense of hearing
  • Do not try to beat traffic. If you think that you need to run or speed up, you are cutting it too close
  • Wear bright and reflective clothing after dark
  • Look for cars entering or leaving driveways and parking garages or reversing in parking lots

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

Understanding what to do after you are struck by a vehicle while on foot is important so 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
  • 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
  • Seek medical attention immediately
  • Call a pedestrian accident attorney
  • Do not talk to a car insurance company until you've had a meeting with a lawyer

As increasingly more people turn to 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 Santa Ana, where individuals often walk from bus stops, "L" stops, or rail stations to their homes or places of employment.

Too frequently, 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 motorist, that pays the price.

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

What Kinds of Compensation Can I Get if I Succeed in a Santa Ana 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 expenses
  • Estimated future lost wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • And more

A Santa Ana pedestrian accident is a life-altering event when victims suffer major injuries. Contact an experienced Santa Ana pedestrian accident lawyer 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 someone close to you has experienced an accident as a pedestrian, contact our firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. These can be very challenging claims, and choosing a law firm knowledgeable about the matters involved in pedestrian accidents in the Santa Ana area is your best option for obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Our Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorneys have a proven history of success in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases on behalf of clients 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

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