Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in San Diego
Any driver behind the wheel of a vehicle has an inherent obligation to be on the lookout for pedestrians. The amount of force generated by a 4,000 pound vehicle traveling at high speeds is enough to make even the most innocuous looking car a deadly weapon, so it is essential to drive cautiously and carefully around pedestrians. If a careless driver were to strike a pedestrian, the amount of physical, emotional and financial damages the accident would impose is substantial, so it is important to have a personal injury attorney to procure compensation for these damages. The attorneys at Bates Law, APC in San Diego are personal injury lawyers who specialize in getting cash compensation for pedestrians who have been struck by a car and are not at fault.
When Am I Eligible for Damages After a Pedestrian Accident?
The most important aspect when it comes to determining eligibility to sue for damages after a pedestrian accident is determining who is at fault. If the accident was caused by the negligence of another person, they are at fault and responsible for the accident. Negligence is failing to act as a reasonable person would to protect others from risk, breaching a legal duty through action or inaction. If you can prove negligence on the part of the driver of the vehicle that hit you or the party that maintains the sidewalk, street, or parking lot, you can recover damages from that person or party.
What Do I Do If I Am Involved in a Pedestrian Crash?
In some cases, the person who is responsible for the accident may try to dispute the claim that they are at fault. This is why it is essential to protect yourself from false claims by taking some necessary precautions after an accident, health permitting. The first thing to do is call the police. It is important to get an authority of the law on the scene as quickly as possible to assist you in preserving the scene of the accident. After you have called the police, do not leave the scene of the accident until help has arrived. While awaiting police or an ambulance, gather the contact information of any witnesses, as an impartial observer may come in handy in the future. Finally, refrain from making any statements to anyone until you have spoken with a legal professional.
Below are just a few of Bates Law's many personal injury cases.
$200,000 POLICY LIMITS SETTLEMENT
Demand for Arbitration for a low impact collision resulting in less than $500 damage to our client's bumper. All case settlements results
Contact Bates Law, APC for a Pedestrian Accident Personal Injury Attorney
Bates Law, APC is home to the top personal injury attorneys in San Diego. Our team is dedicated to helping you get compensation for damages incurred during an accident in which you are not at fault. Hitting a helpless pedestrian is a great travesty, and Bates Law, APC will make sure to protect your rights and get you the settlement you deserve. If you have recently been in an accident in which you feel you are not at fault, contact Bates Law, APC for a free consultation.
Give us a call at (619) 222-0900.