If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you should be talking to an expert in this type of law such as Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Lawyers. Pedestrian accidents are, unfortunately, some of the most common types of personal injury incidents 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 over $650 million dollars for our injury clients.
Call us at 949-203-3814 and earn a free case analysis.
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.
Determining 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 incidents gain millions in compensation. Drivers should be held responsible for the damages that they have faced throughout your accident.
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 to keep in mind when hiring a Santa Ana pedestrian accident attorney:
- Does your lawyer have many years of experience? 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? Do not count on an exact dollar amount when you ask about the amount of compensation you can win in a pedestrian injury case. Pedestrian accident cases change continuously and are susceptible to major adjustments. One way to ensure that your attorney is not telling you an unrealistic amount is by speaking to multiple lawyers and comparing compensation amounts. 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 and loss of use and enjoyment.
- Will hiring a lawyer be expensive? Most of the time many 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.
7 Typical Causes of a Pedestrian Incident in Santa Ana
Some of the reasons for Southern California pedestrians to lose their lives 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 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
- Taking up the majority of a lane
Our Injury Attorneys Will Defend You
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.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, meet a Santa Ana accident injury 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.
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