At the Law Offices of Baron J. Drexel, we have extensive experience representing clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area who have been hit in a pedestrian accident while crossing the street, including those struck by public transportation vehicles. Since pedestrians are physically unprotected, these accidents can often result in catastrophic brain and spinal injuries or even wrongful deaths, especially if the victim was hit while crossing railroad tracks. We also represent the victims of auto, trucking, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents.
Motorists who have hit a pedestrian are often quick to blame the pedestrian or argue that the accident occurred because the pedestrian was in their blind spot. Since the pedestrian often requires immediate medical attention, the police report will often rely on the motorist’s statement at the accident scene and will reflect the motorist’s side of the story, typically indicating that the pedestrian was at fault. Through careful investigation, we can uncover what actually happened and determine all of the parties responsible for the accident. With the assistance of experts and accident reconstruction technology, we can recreate what the driver would have seen at the time of the accident to establish the driver’s liability for your injuries.
Even if you were partially at fault, you can still recover for at least part of the damages you suffered. If you were jaywalking, ignoring walk signals, or not looking carefully before crossing, you can still obtain partial compensation if we can prove the driver should have seen you anyway. California follows the comparative negligence theory, meaning that your recovery is only reduced by the percentage of your own fault. For example, if you sustained $100,000 in damages and the jury found you to be 20% at fault while the driver who hit you was 80% at fault, you would still recover $80,000.
We understand the physical and emotional trauma associated with being struck by a moving vehicle. Obtaining full compensation for your injuries may include not only the medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages you have endured thus far, but future expenses associated with a long-term or permanent disability. We work closely with medical experts to accurately determine a fair award for future damages to ensure your future financial security.
Seek Experienced Personal Injury Representation
If you or a loved one suffered an injury when you were struck by a car while walking, it is critical that you hire attorneys with pedestrian accident experience. To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your pedestrian accident case with us, contact the Law Offices of Baron J. Drexel today. Mr. Drexel provides services on a contingency fee basis, charging attorney’s fees only if and when he successfully obtains a recovery on your behalf.