As Americans try to get healthier, more are choosing to walk or ride bicycles to their local stores in favor of using their cars. A stroll through your beautiful California neighborhood can be a pleasant alternative to the hassle of finding a parking space when running errands. One unfortunate consequence of this otherwise great new trend is that people are more and more likely to be hit by cars or other motor vehicles while out and about.
The human body is an incredible thing, but it simply isn’t designed to handle the kind of forces involved in a collision with a car, truck or motorcycle. The injuries that are caused by these accidents can be devastating and unfortunately, sometimes they can even be fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle, we encourage you to contact one of the knowledgeable and talented attorneys at The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood. We are committed to helping individuals and families whose lives have been changed by a motor vehicle v. pedestrian accident.
With over twenty years of experience in personal injury law, our attorneys understand motor vehicle v. pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, these accidents often involve serious physical injuries including:
We pride ourselves on our ability to help our clients understand not only the legal ramifications of their injuries, but also provide guidance as to how they can find the best medical professionals to help them recover from their injuries and get back to living their lives.
According to the country’s premier safety authority, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32,885 Pedestrians were killed in car-on-pedestrian accidents in 2010. Many people think that accidents are more likely to occur when the weather is bad, but almost ninety percent of pedestrian fatalities occurred while the weather outside was normal. Reducing the number of pedestrian v. auto accidents is something everyone can do.
Pedestrians may reduce their chances of being hit by cars by:
While the road to recovery can sometimes be difficult, having the money you need to pay medical expenses and to cover the cost of living expenses increases not only the chance of a full recovery, but also the speed at which you can recover from an accident. In California, pedestrians injured by an automobile are able to hold drivers liable for:
While many plaintiffs are tempted to try and resolve their cases on their own, we strongly encourage you to use the services of a talented attorney with a track record of success to ensure the best possible financial recovery in your case. As we often say in the legal community “you only get one bite at the apple”, which means once you have accepted a settlement, you won’t be able to re-open your case.
At The Law Offices of Schurmer & Wood we know that our clients want to get back to livings their lives as quickly as possible. Bearing that in mind, we strive to resolve cases efficiently and to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they need in order to recover from their accident.
If you’ve been injured by an irresponsible driver and have any questions about how to move forward, we encourage you to call us at your earliest convenience.