Sacramento is known for its large number of pedestrians who enjoy the outdoor air and healthy living. However, being a pedestrian in a bustling city can put people at risk for injury caused by an unsafe driver. A Sacramento pedestrian accidents attorney from Amaya & Associates Law Group can talk to victims of pedestrian accidents about their potential ability to recover for the injuries that they suffered.
Most pedestrian accidents are based on the legal theory of negligence. In order to successfully recover for a pedestrian accident based on a negligence theory, a Sacramento pedestrian accidents attorney must be able to show:
The first element is not often difficult to prove in pedestrian accident cases. Every driver has the duty to drive in a safe manner and to keep a proper lookout. In many pedestrian accident cases, the victim has sustained significant injury due to being exposed and unprotected from the massive weight of a vehicle. Additionally, it is usually evident that the victim’s injuries were caused by such a significant impact.
Understandably, the point of contention in many pedestrian accident cases is how the defendant breached his or her duty of care. This may be proven by showing that the driver acted in an unsafe manner, such as:
These are not the only situations in which recovery is possible. Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss the circumstances in your case.
Pedestrians may suffer severe injuries in accidents, including damage to internal organs, their spine, their head or other life-threatening injuries. Medical expenses to treat such serious injuries can be extensive and require long-term treatment. Our staff of personal injury lawyers seek full compensation for all expenses related to the accident, including:
Our experienced staff zealously seeks full compensation for the damages that our clients have suffered by seeking a fair settlement. Our staff handles all legal matters related to the case so that the victims can concentrate on making a full recovery. We can handle all communication with the defendant’s insurance company to alleviate any stress this communication may cause to our clients.
If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a Sacramento pedestrian accidents attorney from Amaya & Associates Law Group at (916) 452-6116. We offer a FREE and confidential consultation to assess your case and options.