If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you should be talking to an expert in this type of law such as a Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, some of the most common types of personal injury accidents in Santa Ana.
It is so easy for drivers to become careless and fail to yield to a pedestrian, and the result is usually severe injury or even death.
You do not have deal with the stress that comes with communicating with insurance companies. Bisnar Chase’s legal experts can win you the compensation you need to receive the proper medical treatment for your injuries and fair compensation for your pain and suffering as well as changes in your lifestyle precipitated by your accident.
Since 1978, Bisnar Chase’s pedestrian accident lawyers have won hundreds of millions for our injury clients. Call today for a free personal injury case evaluation with a no win, no fee guarantee.
Call us at 949-203-3814 and earn a free case analysis.
Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Statistics
At least 5,000 people are killed and 64,000 injured each year in pedestrian-type accidents, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The National Safety Council estimates that 85 percent of pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas, where traffic is heavier and more pedestrians are on the street. However, at least 15 percent of all pedestrian accidents occur in rural settings. There is no one place that is completely free of danger to pedestrians.
Accountability for Your Pedestrian Accident
U.S. law states that pedestrians for the majority of circumstances have the right away. There are also other specific regulations that drivers must adhere to. California state law affirms that motorists need to take caution in areas that have unmarked crosswalks.
“Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the roadway within any marked or unmarked crosswalk at an intersection. Drivers approaching a pedestrian in a marked or unmarked crosswalk must reduce their speed and take other action necessary to ensure the pedestrian’s safety.”
Pedestrians who have suffered from a serious accident that was caused on the driver’s behalf should seek legal representation. Since 1978 the law firm of Bisnar Chase has been helping people who have been involved in catastrophic crosswalk accidents and public street injuries gain millions in compensation. Negligent drivers should be held responsible for the damages that they have caused.
Contact the Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Lawyers of Bisnar Chase at 949-203-3814.
Questions to Keep in Mind When Hiring an Injury Lawyer
Maneuvering through the legal process of your pedestrian accident can often be confusing and overwhelming. Questions of “what would I be charged?” or “how will I know that this lawyer is looking out for my best interest?” may plague your mind. There are a few questions to strongly consider when pursuing legal representation for your personal injury claim.
Questions when hiring a Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney
- Does your lawyer have many years of experience with these cases?
It is important to ask how many years of experience your attorney has of specifically dealing with pedestrian accident cases. If the person who is representing you in court does not have much knowledge of crosswalk incidents then you are lessening your chance of winning the maximum compensation you deserve. Do not settle for a legal representative who you do not trust from the beginning.
- How much compensation will I receive for a pedestrian accident?
Do not count on an exact dollar amount when you ask about the amount of compensation you can win in a California pedestrian injury case. Pedestrian accident cases change depending on injuries, evidence and insurance coverage . On average the case worth can range from a couple thousand dollars to seven figures.
How much you recover depends on many factors, including the severity of your injuries and the degree of fault the driver has in your particular case, but most cases recover at least enough damages to pay medical bills and give the accident victim some compensation for pain and suffering, non-economic and economic losses.
- Will hiring a personal injury lawyer be expensive?
Most personal injury attorneys charge based on a contingency fee which means that if there is no win there is no fee. Costs that are also taken into consideration include fees for expert witnesses, court filing, and administration but those are only paid after your case is won. Our law firm fronts all costs associated with your injury.
- What are the attorney fees?
The attorney fee is typically 33-42% depending on resources used such as expert testimony, storage of evidence (vehicle, product defects), deposition and other legal fees.
7 Typical Causes of a Pedestrian Incident in Santa Ana
Some of the reasons for Southern California pedestrians to lose their lives or suffer serious injury are obvious: careless drivers, drinking and driving, and faulty vehicle equipment account for a large number of pedestrian accidents.
Some pedestrians are killed when drivers simply do not look where they are going; others are injured when a driver loses control of a vehicle for various reasons. The rise of texting-related crashes has seen a similar rise in the number of pedestrians hit by inattentive drivers
In one year alone, exactly 4,280 pedestrians lost their lives. In California, a total number of 599 people lost their lives due to a crosswalk accident. There are many reasons why so many people just simply crossing the road have ended in the hospital.
Some reasons are more common than others due to factors such as the behavior of the driver or congested traffic. Below are the most common reasons why pedestrians are severely injured or lose their lives.
7 common causes of pedestrian accidents
- Drunk driving
- Texting and driving
- Faded crosswalks
- Left-hand turns
- Dark Clothing
- Distracted driving
- Taking up the majority of a lane
Contact our Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
The Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at the law offices of Bisnar Chase have helped injury victims recover damages for their pedestrian incidents. One of our experienced injury attorneys will meet with you and review the facts of your case.
We will hold the person that is liable for your injuries accountable and will help you file a suit against that person or company to claim damages.
The law firm of Bisnar Chase has held a 99% rate of winning compensation for personal injury claims since 1978.
If you have been the victim of the accident, meet with our Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney immediately to discuss your case and begin the process of collecting damages for your injuries.
Call us at 949-203-3814 for a free evaluation.