If you are a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Orange County, you may be entitled to recover significant damages. A pedestrian is injured in a motor vehicle accident every eight minutes in the United States, and one is killed every 113 minutes. If you or your loved one has been injured, our pedestrian accident attorneys can help. The most common type of pedestrian injuries are: pedestrian accident at crosswalks or at intersections, school zone accidents, drunk-driving accidents, running, jogger accidents, hit and run, parking lot accidents, motor vehicle accidents, bicycle and motorcycle accidents, public transportation, catastrophic injuries: head injury, brain damage, spinal cord injuries, and wrongful death.
Silverthorne Attorneys are pedestrian accident lawyers serving Orange County from our offices in Ladera Ranch, Huntington Beach and Anaheim. If you or a family member was hurt on a sidewalk, crosswalk or on a public space contact us today to discuss potential compensation available. You may be eligible for monetary compensation for your pedestrian accident claim.
Pedestrian Accidents With Children
According to the NTSB half of all pedestrian accidents involving children occur between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon when they are out from school.
Halloween could be most dangerous night for the child pedestrian. Many pedestrian accidents involve trick-or-treaters in black costumes out on Halloween at dusk or in the dark. Parents should make sure that young children are accompanied by an adult, wear costumes that are visible to drivers in the dark and carry flashlights. Parents should urge children to take every precaution to check for traffic on streets and obey all pedestrian traffic laws to avoid pedestrian accidents.
Children 15 years old and younger make up 39% of all injured pedestrians. Last year 4000 elderly were injured resulting in 700 deaths. The Federal Highway Administration reports that the elderly are particularly vulnerable to injury or pedestrian fatality because they have slower reflexes and walk slower. They need more time to cross streets and their injuries are more severe if not fatal.
Pedestrian Accident Compensation
A pedestrian crash victim in can be compensated for injuries such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries, as well as for those that result in death.
Damages are also recoverable for:
- Recurring pain and suffering caused by physical injuries
- Reimbursement for medical bills related directly to the pedestrian accident
- Reasonable future medical bills
- Rehabilitative services or accommodations, such as physical therapy or a ramp leading to the home
- Lost past and future wages
- Mental pain and suffering
- Permanent impairment or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Negligence Causes Pedestrian Accidents
We have vast experience in the field of pedestrian accident damages. Our counselors have advised and represented clients on all possible types of pedestrian accidents:
- Drivers overshooting the prescribed speed limit
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Drivers jumping signals and changing lanes
- Drivers running over children exiting a school bus
- Distracted driving while texting
Accidents arising out of these negligent behaviors and many more are regularly handled by our team of pedestrian accident compensation counselors.
Get Silverthorne Attorneys to Represent You in Your Pedestrian Accident Case
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, it is a good idea to keep a daily diary. Use it to document how the injury is affecting you, both emotionally and physically. This will be helpful later on if you need to prove your injuries in a legal setting.
If you or your loved one has been injured in a pedestrian traffic accident, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer at the Silverthorne Attorneys. We will fight hard to obtain the care you deserve and just compensation for your injuries. Call for a free consultation. There is no cost or obligation. (949) 234-6034.