At Ginny Walia Law Offices, we handle all types of pedestrian accident cases. In California, pedestrians have the right of way to use the road when they are in a cross walk, or other right of way area. Pedestrians can suffer serious injury if the driver of an automobile does not pay extra attention to the road and any pedestrians walking on the road.

Pedestrians, roller bladers, skateboarders, or joggers can be compensated for accidents caused by motorists if the motorist is negligent. If an accident occurs, when a motorist is talking on the phone, speeding, or simply not paying attention to the road, the motorist is liable for causing physical injury or property damage to a person.

According to the negligence theory, the plaintiff must prove that the driver has a duty to act in a certain manner to prevent potential harm to another, the driver breached that duty, the breach of that duty caused the plaintiff’s injury and plaintiff damages. A plaintiff can recover for medical treatment, future medical treatment, property damage, present and future lost wages, pain and suffering of your physical and emotional injuries.

Pedestrian injuries can be grave in nature due to the person coming in a contact with a very large and heavy automobile. Pedestrian accidents also result in death more frequently than accidents between two automobiles.

Expert Witnesses:

The California pedestrian accident attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices work closely with experts for every accident scenario. Our pedestrian accident attorneys employ engineering experts who will analyze every aspect of the accident utilizing accident reconstruction technology to demonstrate how the accident occurred. Such experts may be used to show who is at fault or to demonstrate how the injury occurred. The attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices will be able to determine when such experts are necessary and how to best use them in negotiations with the insurance company, or for use at trial.

Medical care:

California personal injury attorneys at Ginny Walia Law Offices can assist you in obtaining the proper medical care for your injuries. Our office may provide assistance in fighting your own health insurance carrier for authorization of proper medical treatment; our office may also assist you in obtaining a second opinion for your injuries. If you don’t carry insurance, our attorneys may still assist in obtaining medical treatment.

When you walk on the street, skateboard, jog, or roller skate in the public, you are entrusting the drivers on the road to see you. If the driver is not paying attention, you are at risk of injury and an accident is among the last thing that you expect. However, accidents happen.

When a pedestrian is hit, the consequences can be emotionally and financially burdensome. Our legal system has a mechanism in place to ensure that the costs of an accident are incurred by those at fault, not innocent pedestrians or their family. An injury that sustained while an individual is using the sidewalk or crosswalk may entitle that person and/or his family to compensation. An effective California personal injury attorney can help you determine if you have a potential case, and if so to maximize recovery.

What to do if you are in an accident

First, make sure you or any loved ones receive prompt medical attention. Insist on a full evaluation of your injuries, including all lab tests for spinal and head injuries.
After getting the medical attention necessary to address your injuries, contact a pedestrian accident attorney with experience in personal injury. There are many rules and regulations which are specific to pedestrians and even more specific if the cause of action is against the government.

It is important to know that there are statutes of limitations which can restrict the amount of time you have to file a suit after an accident especially if the cause of action is against a government agency. You should only entrust your case to an accident attorney with the knowledge and experience to ensure the maximum recovery.

What compensation can be recovered in a pedestrian accident?

A California pedestrian accident attorney can help you determine the types and amounts of damages to which you may be entitled. The amount and type of damage will depend on all of the circumstances regarding the accident. Calculation of damages from the accident depends on a multitude of factors such as the injuries sustained, the injured party’s current earnings and potential future earning, marital status and whether there are any dependents, the extent of the injuries and the amount for all medical expenses in the past as well as present. It is in your best interests to contact a pedestrian accident attorney to determine your potential recovery.

No fees until you win:

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or death of a loved one, the last thing you want to think about is saving money to pay for an accident attorney. Accordingly, the Ginny Walia Law Offices handle cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that if you do not recover, then you will not be charged for any legal fees. Our fee structure is based on a percentage of the amount that we obtain for you. Further, we will work with you to settle your case.

Our personal injury attorneys will never settle your case without your authorization. California personal injury lawyers at Ginny Walia Law Offices will do everything possible to settle your accident case out of court without the delay of a full trial.

Speak to a California personal injury attorney now: If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, we can help. Please call us now at 1 (800) 598-0716 for a free no obligation consultation.