A report by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates
that a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 113 minutes and
injured in one every eight minutes. Crossing the street and utilizing
sidewalks is a routine part of our daily lives, and we never expect that
we might suffer serious, life-changing injuries as a result of this daily
habit. Pedestrian accidents kill or injure around 75,000 Americans every
year, and it is important for victims to hold the responsible parties
accountable for their actions.
A pedestrian accident attorney in San Jose from our firm has the legal
expertise and experience to help you and your family seek compensation
after a serious pedestrian accident has occurred. With our assistance,
you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses,
lost wages and much more.
If you were hit by a car while crossing the street, or hit in a parking
lot, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your injuries. Contact
Habbas & Associates today to discuss your claim in a
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Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Common injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident include:
Our firm understands the devastating nature of this personal injury accident,
and we will fight for your right to the compensation you need to recover
from your injuries. We will help you identify the cause of your injuries,
such as driver negligence, and then assist you with the entire process
of seeking compensation. If you are suffering continuous pain, we may
be able to seek compensation for future medical bills as well.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
There are a number of different forms of negligence that can lead to pedestrian
accidents. Some of the top causes include:
Each of these forms of negligence can easily be prevented when drivers
take getting behind the wheel more seriously. Every pedestrian accident
can be prevented, so if you have been injured by a driver doing any of
the above, you most likely have grounds for an injury claim.
Is a Pedestrian Ever At Fault?
While in most pedestrian accident cases the driver is typically found to
be at fault, that doesn't mean that the pedestrian can never be responsible
for their own injuries. For example, if a pedestrian was jaywalking at
the time of the accident and this resulted in the driver being unable
to see them soon enough to stop, the pedestrian's settlement may be reduced
by the percentage of fault that they shared in the accident. (This is
where California's comparative negligence laws come into play.)
However, even if a pedestrian had some fault in the accident, as long as
they are less than 51% responsible for the accident, they can still recover
some compensation for their injuries.
What Is the Average Pedestrian Accident Settlement Amount?
In a pedestrian accident lawsuit, your attorney will help you to calculate
a fair settlement amount based on several factors including:
- The seriousness of your injuries and any medical bills incurred
- Any missed work or lost income
- Any impact on your future earning ability
- Pain and suffering you experienced as a result of your injuries
- Punitive damages if the at-fault driver was demonstrating particularly
serious negligence at the time of the accident
Unsure what your case may be worth and whether or not you should hire a
lawyer? Reach out to our injury lawyer in a
free consultation today!
Call a San Jose Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today!
With over 200 years of experience helping injury victims, Habbas &
Associates is well-equipped to help you with your injury claim. Young
children and elderly people are at the greatest risk for pedestrian accidents,
and 4,000 elder Americans were injured in pedestrian accidents last year
alone. You can't afford to be without a strong legal advocate during this
difficult time in your life, and our firm is waiting to provide you with
the exceptional care you deserve.
Contact a pedestrian accident lawyer in San Jose at Habbas & Associates today!