Los Angeles’ Pedestrian & Vehicle vs Pedestrian Accident Attorney
The Reeves Law Group is a local personal injury law firm that has successfully handled a large number of pedestrian accident cases in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California for over 30 years.
We have recovered over $250,000,000 in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We are also featured in Newsweek’s 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys,
If you or a family member are victims as pedestrians that were hit by a vehicle that resulted in serious injuries, hiring a specialist personal injury attorney like our very own Derek Pakiz is your best option to recover the maximum compensation owed to you.
WHY HIRE THE REEVES LAW GROUP FOR YOUR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT CLAIM?
- $250,000,000+ Recovered for Our Clients in California
- Specialists in pedestrian accidents and car vs pedestrian and truck vs pedestrian cases
- Newsweek’s 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys
- No Fee Guarantee – No Fees Unless We Win
- Helping Accident Victims for 35+ Years
Every year, 75,000 Americans are killed or injured in traffic crashes while navigating sidewalks, marked crosswalks, and roadways by foot. Most pedestrian accidents occur on the road caused by distracted driving.
Motor Vehicle Drivers can typically be distracted by one of the following reason:
- Talking or texting on the phone
- Eating and Drinking
- Playing with the Stereo or Navigation System
- Drunk Driving or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
For over three decades, The Reeves Law Group has been helping many car vs pedestrian and similar accident victims in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California recover fair compensation for their injuries suffered. Our experienced team can help you pursue a personal injury lawsuit for your pedestrian accident case. Call (800) 644-8000 or contact us for a free consultation.
The Reeves Law Group
1055 W 7th St #3333
Los Angeles, CA 90017
A Review of The Reeves Law Group
My parents were hit by a car when we were crossing the street. They hired the Reeves Law Group in part because their office is very close to their house in Santa Ana — more importantly, they wanted to hire the best personal injury lawyer in Orange County. He got the insurance company to pay their full insurance policy limit. This is because he works extremely hard and does not back down to insurance companies.
Norma L. via Avvo
Review Rating: 5 / 5
Date Published: 03-30-2021
How Can a Specialist Plaintiff’s Lawyer Help Me?
A common uncertainty of injured pedestrians in a car accident is how to determine whether you’re getting the most out of your legal claim against the responsible party’s insurance company.
From damages due to a common car vs pedestrian accident to wrongful death damages, dealing with insurance companies to make sure you’re recovering compensation may not always be a simple process for many injured pedestrians. They’ll find that the insurance company of a negligent driver will find ways to either deny liability or minimize your payout.
Making sure you as the pedestrian involved in an accident get the best possible outcome will require the expertise of an attorney to evaluate your personal injury case and guide you through the process of filing a successful pedestrian collision claim for financial compensation.
The damages of pedestrian collisions resulting in serious injury can be costly as expenses such as lost wages, medical treatments, and physical therapy sessions can quickly add up.
Information About Pedestrian collisions: An Overview
Crossing the street is a routine part of our daily lives. Our children do it on the way to school. We do it on the way to work or when heading out for a meal. Rarely do we give a second thought to the danger.
Yet the simple act of walking along or crossing a street tragically ends in thousands of accident victims being killed or severely injured by distracted drivers every year.
According to data analysis from the State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), there were projected to be 6,721 pedestrians killed on U.S. roads in 2020, which was up nearly 5% from 6,412 pedestrian fatalities in 2019.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates that a walker is killed every 113 minutes and injured every eight minutes. Driver negligence is often to blame when a pedestrian accident occurs, but sometimes people put themselves in jeopardy through carelessness or inattention.
Common Injuries Pedestrians suffer when hit by a vehicle
Wheeled vehicular accidents are responsible for many pedestrian crashes on the road where the vehicle strikes a pedestrian on the road, especially in cities like Los Angeles where we don’t really have trams or trolleys or subways and other vehicles.
A pedestrian collision is most often the result of driver error and common disabilities and catastrophic injuries that are sustained in these accidents include:
- Broken or fractured bones
- Skull fractures
- Brain damage and spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries to organs such as muscle strains and internal bleeding
- Lacerations and concussions
- Amputation and loss of limbs
- Neck and back injuries
How Often Do Pedestrian Deaths Occur in Los Angeles?
According to recent articles by the Los Angeles Times, California leads the nation in pedestrian accident deaths and accidents.
In Los Angeles County, pedestrian deaths have increased by more than 80% between the years 2015 and 2017. Drivers killed approximately 74 people on foot in 2015, and that number increased to 134 in 2017, the highest number recorded in more than 15 years.
Speed is typically the determining factor in whether a pedestrian survives being struck by a car. When a moving vehicle hits a pedestrian at 20 mph, they have a 90% chance of survival, but when hit by a vehicle moving at 40 mph, the chance of survival drops to 20%, according to a federal study of crash data.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian due to the negligence of a speeding driver, a specialized personal injury lawyer in your area can help.
Pedestrian Accident Compensation in California
After an accident, when serious injuries are sustained by the accident victim, that person may be able to seek compensation to recover damages from the driver who caused the accident. For a seriously injured pedestrian to prove negligence against the responsible party, it is advisable to seek a professional law firm with a qualified pedestrian accident attorney to help you file a personal injury claim and obtain fair compensation.
Damages are money paid to the victim as compensation for the pedestrian’s injuries and losses including lost wages, future earnings, punitive, pain, suffering, and hedonic damages.
In the event of a fatality, the family may also be able to recover money damages in a wrongful death case. It’s possible that some pedestrian accident cases involving negligence will end up in court, which is why having legal representation by experienced personal injury attorneys puts you in the best position possible to win pedestrian accident lawsuits.
Damages also provide compensation for pedestrian accidents that result in physical injuries sustained, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries, as well as for those that result in death.
Recurring pain and suffering caused by physical injuries may entitle a victim to recover compensation. An injured pedestrian may also seek reimbursement for lost income and medical bills related directly to the accident, in addition to reasonable future medical bills.
If you or a loved one have been hit by a distracted driver, contact our team for a free initial consultation.
If you are a pedestrian involved in an accident, you must cooperate with police and other authorities and accurately file a police report with your account of the events.
Even if you do not believe you were at fault for the accident, it is in your best interest to promptly consult with experienced attorneys.
What are some issues that may impact the determination of negligence?
- Was the pedestrian walking in a designated crosswalk;
- Was the pedestrian jaywalking;
- Was the traffic light working properly;
- Did the driver run a red light or stop sign;
- Did the driver obey the speed limit?
- Was the driver distracted and did not see the pedestrian;
- Was the pedestrian crossing the street impaired;
- Was the driver impaired?
An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer will advise you on the steps you should take to obtain and preserve evidence that can prove who is at fault and who is entitled to damages. A pedestrian accident lawyer can advise you on your legal options and on how to seek compensation for your serious injuries.
Contact us today for a free initial consultation.
What You Can Do to Avoid getting hit as a Pedestrian?
To reduce the number of pedestrian incidents, everyone, whether on foot or in a vehicle, must take every possible precaution to not be hit. With children and elders at particular risk of being in a crash, it is important to exercise care when on or near the roads. When pedestrians cross the street, they must pay extra attention to traffic from all sides especially when they have children with them.
What Should I Do If I was a Pedestrian That Has Been Hit by a Car?
- Call the Police and file a police report
- If you are well enough, take photos of the crime scene for evidence
- Call for emergency help
- Immediately go to the hospital
At-Risk Groups: Children and Seniors
Children and the elderly are at the greatest risk of suffering an injury or fatality while walking. Last year, 4,000 elderly Americans were injured in pedestrian accidents, resulting in more than 700 fatalities. Children under age 15 made up 39 percent of all pedestrian accidents, with nearly 10 percent of these cases resulting in fatalities.
Contact us regarding your pedestrian vs vehicle accident case
If you or a loved one are in need of professional legal advice regarding pedestrian injury claims, contact our law firm for a free consultation with our specialist pedestrian accident legal team. Your peace of mind is important, our team is here to help you on your road to recovery. Please call us anytime for a free case evaluation.
[Written by Derek Pakiz. Article updated on December 23, 2023]