Helping Pedestrian Accident Victims in Murrieta
Being the victim of a pedestrian accident can leave you wondering where to turn. Life as you know it may not ever be the same. At Sargent Law Firm, we support our clients while we grieve with them. We understand how being a victim changes your life in an instant. When you need help and strong legal advocacy, Sargent Law Firm is here to represent you and work on behalf of your interests.
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If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, we want to help you. California laws may allow you to receive monetary compensation. The funds that you receive can’t undo what has happened, but it can help with medical bills, provide replacement income for household expenses and acknowledge your pain and suffering. When you hire our pedestrian accident lawyers, you have the peace of mind of having a knowledgeable legal team on your side.
Advocating for Pedestrian Accident Victims in Murrieta
We’re proud of our reputation for honesty and dedication to helping accident victims. From the moment you hire us, we take care of everything. Don’t worry about talking to the insurance company again or handling the tough negotiations. We pursue your case in a complete and efficient way.
Contact our lawyers for a complimentary consultation regarding your claim. Learn how we work on behalf of our clients. We accept payment only when we get results. See how we can get started today and what you may receive in compensation. Call or send us a message for your consultation.
Can a pedestrian receive compensation for an accident?
Sometimes, it is the pedestrians who are hurt the worst in an accident. You don’t have the protection of a large heavy vehicle surrounding you. Even if the vehicle that struck you was traveling at low speeds, it can cause serious injuries. In California, pedestrians can be accident victims.
For pedestrians, the rules for car accidents are based on negligence. Drivers have a legal duty to be careful and watch out for pedestrians. They must drive at a reasonable speed, especially if there are people nearby. They may not enter a crosswalk when the pedestrian has the right of way. The driver is at fault for an accident if they act negligently, or if they fail to use reasonable care in a way that causes an accident. If you are the victim, you may receive compensation.
How can I receive compensation for a pedestrian accident?
Once you know that it’s possible to receive compensation for a pedestrian accident, you need to know how to go about it. Our lawyers help people each day bring their claims for accident compensation. There is a lot of work to do before we even file the paperwork to start the case. We must investigate what happened and who has legal fault. It’s also important to identify what insurance policies apply that you may use to collect compensation.
Sometimes, it’s possible to get fair compensation working directly through an insurance company – but remember, they don’t want to pay. Our lawyers carefully build the evidence, identify the true value of the case and negotiate with the insurance company. We may formally file a legal claim, proving your right to compensation. Most claims reach a settlement, as the result of diligent work building the claim and negotiating a fair result. We will tell you whether we think a settlement is a fair result, and you may accept a settlement offer or go to trial.
What can I receive in compensation for a pedestrian accident?
The compensation that pedestrians can receive includes financial losses and suffering. You have medical bills. Follow-up visits, physical therapy and prescription medications can all be included. In addition, there’s probably a good chance that you’re no longer able to work or contribute to the household in the same way as before. Direct financial losses that you have can be a part of the claim.
Many people stop right there – they think that direct monetary losses are the only compensation that they can claim for a pedestrian accident. However, the suffering that you experience when you are the victim of a pedestrian accident goes far beyond financial losses. You are experiencing physical pain, mental suffering and emotional anguish. It can be hard to come to terms with the fact that you can no longer do the same things as before or contribute to your household in the same ways.
The compensation that you can receive should reflect both your financial and your personal losses. It should be about all the ways that your injuries have impacted you. There are legal factors that can impact the compensation amount, like who is at fault and the causation between the accident and injuries. The best way to know for sure what to expect in compensation is to talk to our lawyers to learn more about your case specifics.
When Should I Contact a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
It’s best to contact our pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as you can. There are important things to do immediately like preserving evidence and speaking to witnesses. California has time limits for starting a case. The time limit may depend on who is named as a defendant in the case. For most defendants, there is a two-year limit. If the defendant is a government body, the time limit is much shorter.
As soon as you sign up with us, we start working on your case. As we represent you, we aim to process your case thoroughly as well as efficiently. It’s our goal to help you recover the maximum amount while moving your case quickly through the legal system.
Dedicated Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Murrieta
Getting compensated after a pedestrian accident can seem daunting – but it doesn’t have to be. At Sargent Law Firm, we are lawyers dedicated to helping individuals and families. We know how hard it is to be an accident victim. That’s why we work diligently for justice on behalf of each person we serve. If you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, we want to help you, too.
Our legal team represents pedestrian accident victims. We can start working for your compensation today.
At Sargent Law Firm, communication with our clients is central to our success. We use a client portal so that you can access your case information when it is convenient for you. The latest technology helps us communicate with our clients and present your case in a clear way.
We are assertive, compassionate and experienced in all of the aspects of a case. It’s our goal to provide top level legal representation and financial compensation for our clients. Contact us today for a free consultation and begin the path to compensation today.