Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accidents remain a serious issue in Los Angeles: in 2019, pedestrian and cyclist fatalities accounted for more than 60 percent of all motor vehicle deaths. Pedestrians are among the most vulnerable groups of commuters on Los Angeles’ roads and sidewalks—any car accident involving a pedestrian often involves serious, life-threatening injuries.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact The Ryan Law Group today. We can help you pursue any liable parties for the compensation you deserve to make a full recovery from your injuries.
Why Choose The Ryan Law Group?
The Ryan Law Group is committed to providing exceptional legal representation to all injured accident victims of Los Angeles County and all Southern California.
- We have extensive experience successfully representing victims of pedestrian accidents throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
- We have a proven record of success, securing several multi-million-dollar verdicts for injured victims throughout Southern California. This includes one of the largest medical malpractice settlements in Orange County history.
- We are aggressive in our litigation, preparing every case as if it will go to trial. This allows us to prepared for any and all developments in a case.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis—there are no upfront costs, and we don’t charge for legal expenses throughout the case.
We want to help you receive the compensation you deserve in this difficult time.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer in Los Angeles?
An LA pedestrian accident lawyer can help someone figure out payment for their medical bills, identify who was at fault for the accident, and determine the monetary amount the accident caused. They can also pursue the parties responsible to receive a settlement for the pedestrian to cover their damages. If the responsible party is unwilling to work with the injured pedestrian on a solution the lawyer can also file a lawsuit to have a judge or jury force a judgment to pay for damages.
Ultimately, a pedestrian accident lawyer gives support and help to an injured accident victim when he needs it the most.
Who Is Liable in Pedestrian Accidents?
Determining liability in an accident is the first step toward pursuing compensation for your damages. In a pedestrian accident, it is most commonly the person who hit the pedestrian that is liable for any injuries. This is especially true in California, where pedestrians nearly always have right of way.
However, in certain circumstances a pedestrian may also share liability with the person/vehicle who injured them—and this can impact compensation. California operates under pure comparative rules of negligence, which means that each party involved in an accident is responsible for their own percentage of fault. Therefore, when pursuing compensation, your damages may be reduced by your own percentage of fault.
At the Ryan Law Group, we comprehensively investigate each pedestrian accident case with industry experts to definitely determine liability. By getting a clear picture of the events that transpired, we can then pursue the maximum possible compensation for your needs.
What Damages Can I Recover?
After an accident, injured pedestrians will often seek medical attention. Depending on the severity of the incident, medical bills can be very expensive. It is the duty of the at fault party to cover these expenses. This payment is often paid out by the insurance company for the at fault party. Psychological medical issues can also occur after an accident and the long-term costs associated with them must also be taken into account.
Additional costs will result when considering any loss of earnings the injured party is losing out on. In situations where the injury affects their ability to perform a job they did before the accident, this loss of earnings can reflect the lifetime loss of earning specific to this lost ability. In the event that a death occurred because of the accident and there were family members who relied on the deceased for their well-being, the loss of earnings can be assumed to be that person’s lifetime earnings they will no longer be able to earn.
Contact a Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, please contact us immediately to discuss your case. Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers can help you pursue the compensation necessary to make a full recovery, and offer our lending hand in a time of need.