We don’t have to tell you that California roads and streets are becoming more and more crowded. Not just with trucks, automobiles and motorcycles but with pedestrians as well.
Each year, thousands of pedestrians are either injured or killed in pedestrian traffic accidents in California. In some cases, these accidents are caused by careless behavior on the part of the pedestrian. However, the majority of these accidents are the result of drivers whose negligent actions place pedestrians at risk.
If you were injured by a negligent driver while out for a walk or run, the law says you have the right to seek compensation for those injuries from the responsible parties. Before you speak to their insurance company representative, call the personal injury lawyers of Dinsmore & Sandelmann, LLP.
Our Manhattan Beach pedestrian accident attorneys are dedicated to helping victims of pedestrian accidents in Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Torrance and surrounding communities get the total compensation they are due for the pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and damages they’ve suffered.
Manhattan Beach Pedestrian Accident Injuries
Each year, hundreds of pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents in California. Many more are injured. There are no safety devices to protect a pedestrian when they are struck by a moving vehicle, so it’s no surprise that pedestrian accidents can result in severe and debilitating injuries or even death. The pedestrian injury attorneys at Dinsmore & Sandelmann, LLP have helped accident victims who have suffered:
- Broken bones
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal organ injuries
- Cuts and scrapes
These types of pedestrian accident injuries can require emergency surgery, extended hospital stays, physical rehabilitation and expensive medications. In worst case situations, injuries can be so severe that a victim may never be able to return to work again.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in Manhattan Beach
We have successfully represented clients who have been injured in pedestrian accidents in Manhattan Beach caused by:
- Distracted driving (texting, cell phone use)
- Aggressive driving
- Poor visibility
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Disregarding traffic signs of signals
- Reckless driving
- Drunk or impaired driving
- Road construction
- Poor road conditions
- Poor weather conditions
In some cases, accidents occur when pedestrians are unable to stick to sidewalks or walking paths due to potholes, standing water or obstructions such as tree limbs and parked vehicles and are forced out onto the street. Under these circumstances, more than one party may be responsible for your injuries. The parties responsible for maintaining the sidewalk or street where the accident took place may also share liability for the accident.
Even when the pedestrian is partially at fault, they may still be able to recover damages for their injuries. Under California’s comparative fault rules, a pedestrian injured in a traffic accident could still be entitled to recover partial compensation from the other negligent parties.
Speak With a Trusted Manhattan Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorney
The Manhattan Beach pedestrian accident attorneys at Dinsmore & Sandelmann, LLP have an impressive record for success when it comes to defending the rights of accident victims. We have the skills, resources and expertise to thoroughly investigate your accident and uncover the evidence that will support your claim. Our attorneys know the law and can’t be intimidated by the insurance companies. We will aggressively negotiate to get you every dollar you are entitled to; if the insurance refuse to fairly settle your case, then we are more than ready to take them to court.
Call the law offices of Dinsmore & Sandelmann, LLP to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Manhattan Beach personal injury attorneys. We will listen to your story, examine the facts in your case, answer any legal questions you may have and provide helpful, professional advice on the best way to move forward with your claim. Weekend and after hour appointments aren’t a problem; if you are unable to come into our offices, we can arrange to meet with you at home or in your hospital room.