In terms of pedestrian accidents, which are unfortunately very common, causing many wrongful deaths and serious injuries across the nation every year, there is a legal path one should take if you are victim to such an accident. Injuries can range from broken bones and fractures to orthopedic, back and neck injuries. In extreme and severe circumstances, the bodily injury can be far worse requiring amputations due to the loss of a bodily limb. The first most important step is to obtain medical treatment either at the hospital, via ambulance, or at the emergency room depending on the extent of your injury.
The legal field allows us, as your attorney, to pursue a claim against the driver if they acted in an unlawful manner, committed a driving violation or broke the law at the time of the accident. This would include drivers driving under the influence which could qualify as a misdemeanor or felony DUI. It would also include drivers' failing to pay attention, driving too fast or at an unsafe speed in violation of California Vehicle Code Section 22350, running a stop sign or other violations of the prevailing Vehicle Code section. Typically, pedestrian accidents occur at an intersection or when a pedestrian is in the crosswalk.
When and where warranted, litigation or a lawsuit would be filed against the defendant driver who caused the accident. Typically, our team of trained attorneys is able to resolve such a pedestrian legal case without a lawsuit ever being filed, with negotiations and a demand to the insurance company.
Contact Akiva Niamehr LLP today to learn more and see if your case qualifies for successful legal representation.