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If you hire us for your case, you can expect 3 things:

  1. Proactive communication about your case, 24/7.
  2. Scheduled updates on your case.
  3. Aggressive representation.

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We Make Working With Our Personal Injury Lawyers Easy

When you sign up with the personal injury lawyers at Sargent Law Firm, the first thing we do is contact the at-fault party’s insurance company and let them know we are representing you. Once they know they have to go through us, they will know that you have experienced legal advocates on your side.

OUR 7-STEP PROCESS:

Free Case Review
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Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

Hire us
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Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

Case Plan
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Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

Medical Treatment
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Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

Negotiations
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Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages
Settlement
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Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

Litigation
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Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

01 - Free Case Review

We are available 24/7, and will review your case and all your options for free.

FREE Case Review

02 - Hire us

You do not pay us until we win your case.

FREE Case Review

03 - Case Plan

Our team will develop a plan specific for you, and your individual case. We will send letters of representation to insurance companies, obtain police reports, perform accident investigations, and gather all evidence related to the accident.

04 - Medical Treatment

We will help you navigate the healthcare system and your medical treatment. We work with many respected and highly experienced medical providers who will guide your treatment towards recovery, even if you don’t have health insurance.

05 - Negotiations

We will negotiate on your behalf to help you recover:

  1. Medical Bills & Future Medical Costs
  2. Lost Wages & future loss of earnings
  3. Physical & Mental Pain and suffering, both past & future
  4. Wrongful Death Damages
  5. Property Damages

06 - Settlement

Our goal is to reach a fair settlement with the insurance company, and for our clients to be fairly compensated for their injuries.

07 - Litigation

If the insurance company refuses to reach a fair settlement for your case, then our firm will file a lawsuit on your behalf. We have our own Litigation Department who will fight for you in court to recover the money to which you are entitled for your injuries.

Sargent Law Firm’s Recent Personal Injury Claim Results

When Sargent Law Firm represents you, our goal is to secure maximum compensation for your damages. Here are some of our recent results for personal injury claims in California and Idaho.

Every case is unique, and this partial list of our recent results does not guarantee your case will have the same or a similar outcome. Reach out to our personal injury lawyers today so we can evaluate your case based on its own merits.

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Why Choose Sargent Law Firm’s Personal Injury Lawyers?

At Sargent Law Firm, we are dedicated to giving injured parties and their families the support you’ll need to recover and move forward. We create a specific legal plan tailored to your case, which is just the beginning of the benefits of working with our California and Idaho personal injury attorneys.

Reputation

Our law firm has handled 1,000’s of personal injury cases, and is known for our honesty, exceptional client experience, and impressive case results within our community.

No Up-Front Cost

Our clients do not pay us until we win your case!

 

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Protection from The Insurance Companies

Insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money for your injury claim. We know the techniques and games that insurance companies use, and our firm will fight for your fair compensation.

Experience

Our team of attorneys are compassionate, assertive, and experienced in all aspects of a personal injury case.

Communication

Ongoing communication with our clients is a top priority at our firm. Our experienced team is available by text, phone, email, and client portal to keep our clients updated at every step of their case.

Technology

A Sargent Law Firm Client Portal is created for all of our clients. This allows our clients to access their case and case updates at their convenience. We utilize technology to enhance our client experience and case results.

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Walking is an excellent form of exercise, is good for the environment, and is a wonderful way to enjoy the sights and weather of California. However, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association, nearly 700 pedestrians died in vehicular accidents in California in 2016.

This means that despite all the benefits of walking, pedestrians are particularly at risk for injuries if they are involved in an accident with a motor vehicle.

If you have been involved in an accident with a car, truck, motorcycle, or van while walking down the street or crossing a crosswalk, a California pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. To learn more or get started on the road to recovery consult with an injury lawyer in California today.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrians are at a severe disadvantage if they are involved in an accident with a vehicle. Vehicle manufacturers have diligently been improving safety features on their vehicles by developing seat belts, safer airbags, and crash avoidance systems.

However, a pedestrian is exposed and unprotected from an impact with a car or other motor vehicle. Therefore, in an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian, the pedestrian often sustains significant injuries including:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Leg and knee injuries
  • Internal bleeding
  • Torn ligaments
  • Nerve damage
  • Severe cuts and lacerations

Unfortunately, accidents between a pedestrian and a vehicle often result in serious injuries. The severity of any of the injuries explained above depends on a variety of factors including the vehicle’s speed, the angle of impact, the part of the body that is struck, the vehicle’s design, and even where the accident occurs.

Liability for a Pedestrian Injury

In any accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle, it is critical to determine who is at fault and to what degree. California, as well as the rest of California, has several right-of-way laws that are largely designed to protect pedestrians and may serve to show that a driver is liable for an accident. California Vehicle Code 21950(a) provides:

The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within any marked crosswalk or within any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

Pedestrian accident cases are classic personal injury cases. An injured pedestrian seeking compensation for their injuries will have to show that the vehicle’s driver was negligent. Other examples of driver negligence that may warrant attention from a California pedestrian accident lawyer include:

  • Drivers exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Operating a vehicle while using a cellphone or other device
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Reckless driving behavior

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Gathering Evidence

In any accident between a pedestrian and a vehicle, it will be critical to utilize a California pedestrian accident lawyer to help gather evidence and establish who is liable.

A lawyer can help an injured victim gather witness statements, photographs of the scene, information from other drivers, and in certain cases, video evidence of an accident.

A California pedestrian accident attorney who has handled numerous pedestrian accident claims knows that drivers often try to shift blame to a pedestrian. However, an experienced lawyer will also be able to help an injured pedestrian gather the crucial evidence to prove liability.

Potential Compensation

In the World Report of Road Traffic Injury Prevention, published by the World Health Organization, accidents between pedestrians and vehicles result in $500 billion of damages globally.

It can be difficult to place an exact value and worth of a pedestrian accident case, which is why it is important to contact an experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. A lawyer can evaluate the facts and circumstances of a case and help victims recover for:

  • Past and present medical expenses
  • Future medical costs
  • Missed time from work
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

All of these factors need to be closely examined to determine the value of any pedestrian case. In addition, a California pedestrian accident lawyer can help determine liability.

California Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Accidents between pedestrians and vehicles result in hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage every year. If you have been injured by a vehicle while walking down a sidewalk, street, across a crosswalk, or another roadway, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced California pedestrian accident lawyer today.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our Attorneys Have A Track Record of Success So You Can Trust That Your Case Is In The Right Hands.
  • We Only Handle Personal Injury Cases, So We Know Exactly How To Handle The Insurance Company
  • We Are Available 24/7 – Contact Us Anytime
  • We Fight Tirelessly For Our Clients’ Recovery to Maximize The Compensation You Receive
  • We Communicate Regularly With You So You Will Always Be Informed About Your Case
  • We Fiercely Advocate For You So You Can Get The Treatment You Deserve

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Time to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim

After an accident, an injured pedestrian should immediately seek medical attention even if they think their injuries are minor. However, it is critical that an injured pedestrian also consults with a California pedestrian accident lawyer.

California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1 provides that an injured pedestrian has two years to file a claim against those who may be liable for their accident. It is critical that a lawsuit is filed within this timeframe or a case may be dismissed because it is outside of the statute of limitations.

In numerous pedestrian accidents, a dangerous or defective roadway leads to an accident. In these cases, the city or government agency that is responsible for maintaining the roadway may be held responsible for maintaining the roadway and can be held accountable for the victim’s injuries.

Any personal injury claim filed against a public entity must be filed within six months of the incident according to the California Government Code Section 911.2

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