Representing Injured Pedestrians
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Sacramento, Fairfield and Bay Area
The consequences of a pedestrian or bicyclist being struck by a motor vehicle can be devastating. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2005, over 5,000 people were killed and more than 78,000 pedestrian and bicyclists were injured in motor-vehicle-related crashes. If you or your loved one suffered a pedestrian accident injury, you need the help of a skilled attorney to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries and pain and suffering. York Law Firm offers unparalleled legal representation from a team of experienced pedestrian accident attorneys. Serving Sacramento, Fairfield and the Bay Area, we treat each of our clients as our most important client and fight to obtain justice.
Recovering for Pedestrian Accident Injuries
If a pedestrian is struck and injured due to someone else’s negligence, recovery can be sought. A person is negligent if she fails to act as a reasonable person would in the same or similar situation. Proving liability requires proof of negligence. In other words, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was at fault and her actions caused the plaintiff’s injuries. If the defendant is found negligent, she may be 100% liable for the injuries the plaintiff sustained. However, if the pedestrian is found comparatively negligent, her recovery can be reduced by the percentage at which she is at fault. A plaintiff is comparatively negligent if her conduct falls below the standard of conduct which she should conform to for her own protection and which is a legally contributing cause that cooperates with the negligence of the defendant in bringing about the plaintiff’s harm.
Types of Damages Recoverable
As with any personal injury case, the injured party is entitled to certain damages if her injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence. These damages include past and future medical care costs, pain and suffering, emotional trauma and loss of future earnings as a result of the injury.
If you or someone you love is seeking compensation for your pedestrian accident injury, York Law Firm can help. Our experienced attorneys have obtained millions for our clients’ personal injuries and have the experience and expertise to advise you on your legal claim.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, the pedestrian can be comparatively negligent. In many cases, however, the defendant is negligent due to any of the following reasons:
- The driver is driving recklessly (speeding, not adhering to traffic signs, weaving in and out of traffic, etc.)
- The driver is not paying attention to the road
- The driver is driving drunk
Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Contact York Law Firm to schedule a case evaluation with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys. As lawyers serving Sacramento, Fairfield and surrounding Bay Area communities, we are dedicated to fighting on behalf of our clients to hold responsible parties accountable.