Ventura Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Experienced California Injury Attorney Helping Injured Pedestrians Recover The Compensation They Deserve
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you have a right to seek compensation. Call our Ventura pedestrian accident lawyer for a free consultation.
You might not even think twice about having to walk to the store to grab something last-minute for dinner. That is until your life is forever changed when a car slams into you while you’re crossing an intersection. It sounds awful because it is. It is unimaginable pain and fear that you have to go through because of someone else’s lack of attention. You may be permanently injured all because someone wanted to send a text while they drove and ran through a red light.
Seeking emergency medical attention in a pedestrian accident is almost always needed. Rarely will you have someone walk away from an accident of this nature. Your top priority following your accident should be to get as healthy as possible. Maybe that means healing from your injuries and eventually returning to work. For the less fortunate, it might mean learning how to live with a permanent disability and never being able to work again.
Ventura pedestrian accident lawyer Craig Murphy is here to guide you through the legal process and take the burden of dealing with the insurance companies off of your shoulders so that you can make healing your main focus. It is a very tough thing to have to go through and we want to protect your rights and make sure that you get every bit of compensation that you deserve. No one should have to suffer like this because of someone else’s negligence and we want to make sure you are taken care of. Give us a call as soon as possible to get a free consultation. We will even meet you in the hospital if you are unable to leave.
Common Types of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
You’re going to hear from insurance companies that they’re very sorry you are so seriously injured, but you walked in front of that car and they are not going to pay you for your injuries because of that. They may even attempt to obtain a statement from you while you are in the hospital, on pain medications and unable to think clearly. They want to get rid of the responsibility for this accident, so they don’t have to give you anything.
This is especially devastating when you are suffering from serious injury. The injuries sustained from these injuries can take months to heal, and in some cases, you never heal. You do not want to give that statement to the insurance companies or you might not be able to get compensation for any of your injuries that could possibly affect you for the rest of your life.
Common pedestrian accident injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Internal organ damage
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you can file for wrongful death to get compensation because that person no longer can provide for your family both financially and emotionally. Because of this loss, you are missing out on the love and support you would have gotten had that person survived.
Tourists Injured in a Pedestrian Accident
In Ventura, because we are a beautiful beach town in Southern California, we see a lot of tourists who walk around the city taking in the nice weather and scenery, or rely on walking as their way around. Most of the pedestrian accidents surprisingly happen in marked crosswalks where tourists are meant to be walking rather than the J walkers around town. Tourists who are injured in a pedestrian accident can call on a Ventura pedestrian accident lawyer to represent them and get the compensation that they deserve.
The insurance lawyers will try to tell you that you were a distracted tourist, you didn’t pay attention to the road because you’re unfamiliar with the area and that’s why you got hit. They will try everything to get this accident out of their hands. They don’t want to pay you for your injuries that have potentially changed your body forever. They want to blame this all on your inability to look both ways before crossing the street, even if the driver didn’t check for you before zipping around the corner.
Advice from a Ventura Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Following your accident, if you are physically able to, gather contact information from witnesses who can potentially vouch for you in this event. If you are too injured to do anything of this sort, have the authorities take over and gather this information for you. Their statements can mean all the difference in the world when it comes to proving that the driver was negligent and at fault for your accident, resulting in your serious injuries.
Immediately following the collision, assuming you did not lose consciousness, get yourself checked out by a doctor. This might be at the emergency room, or quick care center, or later on by your family doctor if you do not have life-threatening injuries. Make sure you tell them everything that is bothering you so that they have it all on record. This can be used later to make sure you get compensation for every possible way this accident has affected you. If you are still in pain, continue your medical treatment. Your health is a priority and you should not suffer because you don’t want to pay the co-pays or deal with waiting rooms anymore. Discontinuing medical treatment not only does not help you get better, but it does not help with your injury case.
Lastly, you should make a call to an experienced and certified Ventura personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The quicker you get someone on the case, the more evidence and information they can gather on your behalf. With most personal injury attorneys, you usually have two years to bring a case, but that does not mean that you will want to wait those two years out. There is much to do immediately following the case and waiting lessens your ability to gather information and evidence that could potentially strengthen your case.
Contact An Experienced Ventura Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you want an attorney who will safeguard you every step of the way of this case, please call our Ventura office today to get a free consultation. Let’s talk. Really, you and me. Call today for a free one-on-one consultation.
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