Pedestrian Accident Attorney

If you’ve been hit by a motor vehicle while walking along the side of the road as a pedestrian, it’s critical you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.

Pedestrian accidents can be harrowing experiences, leading to devastating injuries and overwhelming questions. In such challenging times, a seasoned pedestrian accident attorney can be your trusted advocate, helping you seek justice and rightful compensation. Contact Los Angeles Legal Advocates today for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer, so we can get to work on getting you the settlement you and your loved ones deserve.

I Was Hit by a Car While Walking, What Should I Do?

Being struck by a car while walking can be a traumatic experience, but taking the following steps can protect your well-being and legal rights:

  • Seek Medical Attention: Your health is paramount. Get immediate medical care for your injuries, even if they seem minor. Prompt medical documentation is crucial for your case.
  • Contact Law Enforcement: Call the police to report the accident. Their report can serve as valuable evidence when pursuing a claim.
  • Gather Information: Collect the driver’s contact information, insurance details, and any witnesses’ names and contact information. This will be essential for your case.
  • Document the Scene: Take photographs of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, your injuries, and any relevant road conditions or traffic signals.
  • Preserve Evidence: Keep any clothing or personal items damaged in the accident as evidence. Do not repair or dispose of them.
  • Consult a Pedestrian Accident Attorney: Reach out to a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible. They can assess your case, guide you through the process, and work to secure compensation for your injuries and damages.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Pedestrian Accident?

The timeline for settling a pedestrian accident case can vary widely depending on several factors:

  • Severity of Injuries: Cases involving severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation may take longer to resolve as the full extent of medical costs and future care needs must be determined.
  • Negotiations: The duration of negotiations with the at-fault driver’s insurance company can significantly impact the timeline. Your attorney will work to secure a fair settlement, but this process may take time, especially if there are disputes over liability or coverage.
  • Litigation: If a settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, the case may go to court. Litigation can extend the timeline significantly as court schedules and proceedings come into play.
  • Cooperation: The willingness of all parties involved to cooperate and reach a resolution can influence how long the settlement process takes. Delays can occur if any party is uncooperative or unresponsive.
  • Legal Complexity: The complexity of your case, including factors like multiple liable parties or unclear liability, can extend the timeline.
While some cases may be resolved relatively quickly, others can take several months or even years to reach a settlement or a court verdict. It’s essential to have patience and trust in your pedestrian accident attorney’s guidance as they work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Average Settlement for Pedestrian Hit by Car

The average payout for a pedestrian hit by a car varies based on multiple factors, including the following:

  • Medical Expenses: The cost of medical treatment, including emergency care, hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical needs, significantly influences the settlement amount.
  • Lost Income: Compensation for lost wages due to time away from work, including past and future earnings, is typically included in the settlement.
  • Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, can also impact the settlement amount.
  • Liability: Establishing liability is crucial. If it’s clear that the driver was at fault and negligent, it can strengthen your case and potentially lead to a larger settlement.
  • Insurance Coverage: The available insurance coverage, including the driver’s policy limits and your own insurance policies, can influence the potential settlement.
  • Legal Representation: Having a skilled pedestrian accident attorney can significantly impact the settlement amount. They can negotiate on your behalf, ensuring that you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

It’s important to consult with a pedestrian accident attorney who can assess the specifics of your case and provide a realistic estimate of the potential settlement amount. Each case is unique, and the goal is to secure a settlement that adequately addresses your losses and suffering.

Get In Touch Today For A Free Consultation

Pedestrian accidents can have life-altering consequences, but having a dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer by your side can make all the difference. By understanding the steps to take after an accident, the potential timeline for settling a case, and the factors influencing settlement amounts, you can better navigate this challenging process and work towards achieving justice and fair compensation for your injuries. Contact us now for a free consultation. We won’t take one dime from you until we win your case.

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