Crockett Law Group – San Bernardino Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians have specific protective regulations in place to ensure walking is possible. It’s important to be aware of these legalities in the state of California as a victim.
If you have been in a pedestrian accident, it’s recommended to reach out to the Crockett Law Group. We are heralded for the work we do and will ensure the right approach is taken to help out. This includes going through the case details and focusing on what will lead to good results.
If you wish to learn more about what we can do for you, please give us a call at [PHONE].
Main Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are not all the same and it’s best to recognize the differences. It is these differences that can determine how the case turns out.
We recommend taking the time to sit down and speak to one of our qualified lawyers to find out more about these causes. It will help shed light on what your case is all about and what will be needed to get a positive verdict.
Let’s start with the main causes of pedestrian accidents.
These can include:
* Failure to Yield Right of Way
* Driving Under the Influence
* Poor Lighting
* Distracted Driving
Each cause is unique and comes with a specific set of variables that need to be accounted for while building a legal strategy.
Our ample legal resources can assist with this step and will ensure things are handled the right way. What you don’t want is a team that will cut corners and is going to use a cookie-cutter solution for your case. This is how you don’t see good results.
Choose a team that is serious and is going to put your needs first.
What Should I Do After a Pedestrian Accident?
Let’s assume you have just gotten into a pedestrian accident and want to make sure everything is done to optimize your legal standing.
If that is the case, you will want to follow specific steps to ensure everything is organized to win your case.
These steps include:
* Seek medical assistance immediately
* Document your injuries
* Call the police
* Do not discuss fault on the scene or to the motorist’s insurance company
* Contact your insurance company
* Seek professional legal assistance
Always take the time to look at your health and then document everything. You have to get as much information in hand through records, photos, and/or videos.
It is this information that will come in handy when it is time to file a legal claim and fight for your rights. If you don’t, it can become much harder to prove your case.
How Do You Determine Liability or Fault in a Pedestrian Accident in California?
1. Duty of Care
This refers to the general duty of care a party has when they are dealing with someone else. This can be a car owner on the road that is driving. They will be expected to not only have a functional car that has been inspected by the government but also should be following the rules.
A party that is not following the rules is going to be breaking its duty of care. This duty of care is essential for all parties on the road including pedestrians.
2. Breach of Duty
It is when you breach your duty of care that things can spiral out of control. If the other party was supposed to be following the rules of the road and didn’t, this means they were in breach of their duty.
This can come under negligence depending on what the root cause of the accident was. It can also make it harder for the defendant to fight their case especially if the breach was significant.
This is why it’s important to go through these details with a competent lawyer to find out what your legal options are and how to present the other party’s negligence. By having the right information in hand, you are going to have a much easier time showcasing this breach.
You have to take the time to pinpoint what the causation was. This includes showing the other party not only had a breach of duty of care but also that it led to the specific accident. This is to demonstrate the connection between their decision-making and the injuries that you have to deal with now.
If there is no causation then it is much harder to put together a case associated with negligence.
The last detail is based on the damage that was done to you during the accident. This is going to vary from case to case but the idea remains the same.
You have to show how you were hurt during the accident and the damage it has done to your life ever since. This includes monetary expenses that have been paid for treatments, prescription fees, and lost wages. You will also want to show how your quality of life has gone down.
All of these details can be showcased when it comes to the damage that has been done to you.
If you want to find out more about negligence and how it works in the state of California, we highly recommend taking the time to call Crockett Law Group at [PHONE]. We will go through these details with you as soon as you give us a ring.
How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Assist With My Claim?
1. Case Preparation
This is one of the most important details to think about when it comes to getting a pedestrian accident lawyer on board.
They can help prepare the legal claim and make sure you have a strong case on your hands. This makes all the difference in the world when you are trying to position yourself with a strong legal standing as the victim.
2. Settlement Negotiations
When it is time to go through the details of the proceedings, you will also come across situations where the other party wants a settlement. If that is the case, it is in your best interest to get a competent lawyer to negotiate for you.
The lawyer will already have the requisite experience needed to manage these types of negotiations. It eliminates the guesswork associated with this part of the process.
3. Trial Preparation & Representation
It is also important to get a good lawyer when it comes to a potential trial. There are cases that head to trial and only a competent lawyer is going to help out. The legal professional has the resources and expertise to make sure you are treated with respect and the verdict turns out the way you want it to be.
To find out more about what a good lawyer offers, please take the time to call us at [PHONE].
What are the Time Limits for Filing a Pedestrian Injury Claim in California?
The time limit for any pedestrian injury claim is two years in the state of California.
What this means is you are going to have to get the case filed within two years from when the accident took place. You will have the date in your records and that is something to keep in mind when filing a legal claim.
You should always look to act as soon as you can to avoid these challenges. One of our lawyers will be more than happy to go through these details with you as soon as you are ready to get started.
For more on the statute of limitations in the state of California, feel free to call Crockett Law Group at [PHONE].
How Much Will a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Cost?
The cost of a lawyer is one of those underlying realities clients don’t want to think about. We understand why this is the case and it’s something we have worked hard on to make sure things are as easy as they should be.
For Crockett Law Group, it is all about the client and that is the image we want you to have us.
To make things easier, we take the time to use a contingency fee for all of our cases. This fee is only paid out when we win the case for you and it will only come out of the compensation. This ensures everyone is on the same page and that is to get you fair compensation.
Pedestrians that have been in an accident have to be careful.
You don’t want a situation where the wrong legal claim is put forward and it causes the case to get dropped. At Crockett Law Group, we are a heralded law firm that has been around for a long time. We are not only experienced but also passionate about how we handle all pedestrian accident claims.
Our goal is to find out what you hope to achieve from the lawsuit and then make it a reality. For us, it’s important to put your needs first and that is a guarantee with our law firm.
To get started with us, please take the time to reach out to the team at [PHONE].