Palm Desert Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Secure Compensation That Facilitates Your Recovery
As a state, California is renowned for its heavy traffic and high-density urban areas. In fact, many of the most popular—and populated—cities in The Golden State were specifically designed to accommodate cars, and consequently lack the basic elements of pedestrian networks, such as sidewalks and crosswalks. In 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report regarding the prevalence of pedestrian injuries in California. According to this report, an estimated 1.7 million pedestrian injuries were recorded between 2007-2013.
It can be notoriously difficult to determine fault in a pedestrian accident case because liability is often shared between the driver and the pedestrian. If you’ve been injured by the actions of a negligent driver, contact the Palm Desert pedestrian accident attorney at Barry Regar APLC. Our legal team can investigate your case and collect important evidence to prove that the negligent driver is responsible for your injuries.
Determining Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident Case
The statute of limitations in California states that a plaintiff has 2 years to file a personal injury claim. However, it’s important to seek legal representation immediately because the success of your case ultimately depends on your legal team proving that the negligent driver is responsible for your injuries. If you wait too long, it gives the defendant’s insurance company additional time to investigate the case and manipulate the narrative before you even have a chance to take legal action. They may claim that you were equally or fully responsible for your injuries because you “walked in front of the defendant’s car” or were “jaywalking when the incident occurred.” We can correct any misinformation and redirect the negotiation process to work in your favor.
The driver may be considered liable for the accident if they were participating in the following negligent behaviors:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Fatigued driving
Some injured plaintiffs choose to accept inadequate settlement amounts because they need the damages to facilitate their financial and physical recovery process. Others prematurely accept the insurance company’s initial offer because they are afraid of pursuing legal action. Regardless, it’s important to remember that an insurance company’s priority is to save money. In fact, it’s not unusual for an insurance company to offer a settlement that doesn’t actually account for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other injury-related financial losses.
At Barry Regar APLC, we can examine your present and potential financial losses and negotiate for a settlement that actively meets your needs. We want to ensure that you’re awarded fair compensation that facilitates your recovery and prepares you for the next chapter of your life.
Seek Experienced Legal Representation
It can be difficult to pursue justice and financial restitution when you’re simultaneously recovering from your accident-related injuries. However, you don’t need to struggle alone or in silence. Our Palm Desert pedestrian accident attorney can manage the details of your case so that you can focus on your recovery. Our firm has recovered millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Rely on our tenacious lawyer to help you navigate each step of this legal process.
We provide our legal services on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have to pay any attorney fees unless you’re awarded damages. If you’re ready to file your personal injury claim, contact Barry Regar APLC at (760) 440-5643 to schedule a free consultation.