Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Fontana, Cathedral City, Corona & Moorpark
One of the most devasting types of accidents are those that involve vehicles and pedestrians. This is because pedestrians are completely unsecured, if they’re hit by a large, speeding car. The size and speed difference means that the pedestrian is going to suffer devastating injuries including sprains, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, paralysis and spinal cord injuries.
If you or anyone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it’s important to take the measures to ensure you are protected. California law states that anyone who has been injured by the careless, negligent or reckless behavior of another person is entitled to receive financial compensation to cover the costs of recovery. If full recovery is not possible, then the financial compensation is meant to make sure that the person does not need to worry about food or shelter for as long as they live.
Despite this protection under California law, it can be difficult to receive full compensation. Insurance companies will typically try to find ways in which they can get out of paying the full compensation about.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
Insurance companies may pressure you to accept their first offer with claims that this is the best you’re going to get. They will often act like they have your best interests in mind when they are actually most concerned about the potential loss of money and the interests of their stakeholders. It is common for personal injury victims to be pressurized to accept claims that are unfair by many insurance companies. if they don’t have a dedicated personal injury lawyer, like Braff Law Firm, working on their case and making sure their rights are protected.
Pedestrian Collisions: Tort Law Basics
California law says that when an individual is driving a vehicle, they have a duty of care to make sure they are driving safely. The drivers are required to drive at a reasonable speed, stop when required including when anyone is in their path of the way. And they have to follow road signs. If someone is driving recklessly, the injured party is entitled to compensation.
What The Law States
Tort law says that if the liability of the accident rests with the driver, that insurance company has to pay the damages of the plaintiff. Sounds straightforward, right? Sadly, the reality isn’t as straightforward and insurance companies will pay as low a settlement as they possibly can, often taking advantage of those who don’t have legal representation.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, are hurt and confused and don’t know what to do to protect yourself, Braff Law Firm will step in and make sure that your rights are protected. We fight to make sure you are compensated fully and the claim is settled quickly.
Contact us today for a free consultation. Braff Law Firm is here for you and will meet you wherever it’s most convenient. If you can’t make it to the office because of your injuries, we will come to you. Call now!