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Seeking Legal Representation After Pedestrian Accidents

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Pedestrian accidents are common in California. Securing the services of an experienced personal injury attorney can provide invaluable support. An experienced lawyer can help accurately determine fault, negotiate with insurance companies, and, if necessary, represent your case in court to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. It’s important to choose an attorney who is well-versed in California’s specific pedestrian laws and statutes to maximize the effectiveness of your legal strategy.

Trauma Commonly Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, from minor bruises and scrapes to severe, life-altering conditions. Commonly, victims suffer from:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal trauma
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Psychological trauma such as PTSD. 

The impact of injuries in pedestrian accidents extends beyond physical pain, affecting one’s mental health, quality of life, and financial stability due to medical expenses and loss of income. It is critical to seek immediate medical attention after an accident, even if injuries seem minor, as some symptoms may not appear until days later. Documenting these injuries thoroughly through medical reports will be essential in building a strong personal injury claim.

Choosing a Law Firm to Handle Your Claim

When choosing an attorney to represent you after a pedestrian accident, it’s crucial to find a legal professional who understands the nuances of personal injury law and has a proven track record of success in pedestrian accident cases. Because the California Statute of Limitations for accident injuries is only two years, starting as soon as possible is to your advantage. Look for attorneys offering a free initial consultation, as this allows you to discuss your case without commitment and gauge the lawyer’s experience and approach to client representation. Additionally, consider their communication style and whether they make you feel heard and respected. Opt for someone who is not only knowledgeable and experienced but also empathetic and accessible, ensuring they will advocate fiercely on your behalf.

Recoverable Damages in a California Pedestrian Injury Claim

In pedestrian injury claims within California, victims may recover compensation for losses with a set value and those that are subjective. Economic damages include losses such as medical expenses, including future medical care, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and property damage. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for the intangible losses that result from the injury, including emotional distress, pain and suffering, and the loss of enjoyment of life and consortium. 

In certain cases, if the defendant’s conduct is found to be particularly egregious, punitive damages may also be awarded as a means to punish the offender and deter similar conduct in the future. Understanding the full scope of recoverable damages is essential for ensuring a comprehensive claim is made, maximizing the compensation received.

Torem & Associates: Truck Accident Lawyers

Our team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Torem & Associates offers you the dedication you need. No matter where you live, you can come to us or have us come to you. If you would like to discuss your case, you can contact us for a free case review at (800) 500-5000 any time of day or night. You can also contact us online. We seek to compensate our clients’ injuries to the fullest extent possible. As a contingency fee firm, we will not charge you unless we successfully resolve your case. 


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