Get Legal Help from a Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Sometimes, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other and going for a walk isn’t so simple. Even in cities such as San Francisco that are famous for being a great town to take a stroll in, there are lots of dangers lurking that don’t necessarily bode well for pedestrians. Unfortunately, that holds true for lots of cities in both northern and southern California.
In fact, in 2013 and 2014, California led the nation in pedestrian deaths with around 700 people being killed each year. And, in California, about one out of every four traffic fatalities are pedestrian fatalities.
Not to discourage pedestrians from pursuing a healthy lifestyle, getting exercise and fresh air on a regular basis, but there are many hazards involved in taking a walk. Many of them are traffic related, such as when a distracted or inattentive driver fails to see someone who is walking, either at a crosswalk, in a parking lot, or on the side of a road. At other times, a pedestrian may be injured by taking a tumble on a dangerous sidewalk or become a victim any number of ways in a walkway accident.
When a walker is injured due to the negligence of someone else, they can be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries. In cases where a person is struck and killed, their surviving family members can also seek financial recourse to cover pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, funeral expenses and a loss of companionship.
Cases such as these can be highly emotional and will require a seasoned litigator to help steer victims through what can be a long and involved process. Aside from helping victims seek financial payments, an attorney can carry the burden of a case on their shoulders, allowing a victim to focus on recovering as quickly as possible. An attorney will also be able to remove much of the emotion attached to a case, allowing plaintiffs to make clear-headed and reasonable decisions regarding all aspects of the case at hand.
The Law Offices of Robert Finn serves clients in Long Beach and the surrounding communities of Bellflower, Cerritos, Compton, Cypress, Florence, Huntington Beach, Lakewood, Norwalk, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Torrance, and Wilmington. Contact us online or call us at 562-901-3388 to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options. We only charge contingency fees, so you do not have to pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.