Pedestrian accident cases can often be won or lost depending on investigations done immediately after the accident occurs. Preserving evidence in a pedestrian accident is crucial. It is critical to immediately investigate these accidents because accident scenes change and witnesses disappear and move. The scene should be photographed as soon as possible to memorialize the scene as it appeared at the time of the accident. Therefore, it should be photographed at the same time of day as the accident. The photos should show the roadway from the view of the pedestrian and from that of the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident. In appropriate cases, traffic engineers should be contacted to determine whether there was appropriate traffic controls, lights, signaling, signage, and striping at the scene. Witnesses should be located and interviewed.
Close to 5,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents every year. Our firm represents clients who have suffered personal injuries in the Northern California area, or who may be a survivor of a pedestrian killed in a road accident as a result of the reckless or negligent conduct of another person. When clients contact us regarding these types of accidents, we commence an immediate and comprehensive investigation of the scene and accident to preserve the evidence to win the case.
Injuries suffered as a result of these types of accidents can be severe and life altering. You may have injuries to your head or neck, have nerve damage or spinal chord paralysis, broken or dislocated a bone or limb, or even have lost the use of a limb. Our firm understands that the goal after going through such trauma is to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. We will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or you are survivor of a pedestrian who has been killed in a road accident, contact us online or call us at 510-337-1600 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.