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In sunny southern California, walking and biking are a pleasure. Many people use the great local infrastructure to safely walk to work, school, or social events. Everyone should be able to walk on Long Beach sidewalks and crosswalks safely and easily.

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are common in Long Beach. Drivers do not always watch for pedestrians, though they are supposed to be extra careful. This can lead to serious accidents, injuries, and even death. Too many pedestrians sustain injuries from drivers who should have been looking out for them.

Although some accidents are the result of unavoidable circumstances or pedestrian error, vehicle drivers cause most pedestrian accidents. Fortunately, personal injury law allows victims of these accidents to take legal action if the driver was negligent. With the help of an experienced Long Beach pedestrian accident attorney from the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters, you can get the compensation and support that you deserve following a collision.

Trust the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters After a Long Beach Pedestrian Accident

For over 20 years, our attorneys have been fighting for the rights of injured pedestrians. Too many people suffer lasting ailments after an accident that was not their fault, and we believe that it is important to achieve justice in these cases. We have seen firsthand how impactful the settlements from these cases can be, and we work diligently to make sure that our clients get what they deserve after a pedestrian accident.

We are sympathetic to our clients’ experiences, and we understand that this is a vulnerable time for you. We do everything in our power to make you comfortable sharing your story so that we can get you the compensation that you deserve.

Although we are compassionate with our clients, we are ruthless in the courtroom. We have no patience for those who act negligently and harm others in the process, which is why we will do everything in our power to win your case and achieve justice.

Why Do I Need a Long Beach Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

Some people attempt to represent themselves in court following a pedestrian accident, but it almost never results in proper compensation. Even if your case seems straightforward, the defense can easily spin your story to infuse the case with doubt. If the jury has any doubt about the validity of your argument, they are obligated to find the defense not guilty.

Proving negligence is central to pedestrian accident cases, and proof is more difficult to achieve than many people believe. You will need to collect evidence for your case, which is challenging when you are not an attorney. Sometimes, companies will not release information to someone who is not a lawyer or law enforcement official.

Finally, it is extremely important that you spend your time healing from your accident. Pedestrians bear the brunt of these accidents, and injuries are often severe. It is important that you focus on the healing process and allow a professional to handle the stress of building your case.

Types of Negligence in Pedestrian Accidents

Negligence is key to your pedestrian accident case, but it can be difficult to understand the role that negligence plays in accidents. It is different for every case, so your specific scenario may vary. However, some common ways that drivers can cause accidents through negligence include:

  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).
  • Texting or using the phone.
  • Turning to engage with children in the back seat.
  • Becoming distracted by something on the side of the road.
  • Failing to follow road signs or signals.
  • Ignoring road laws.
  • Failing to properly look for pedestrians.

Any time a driver fails to follow all road laws, they are behaving negligently. If their negligence causes an accident and injury, you can hold them financially liable for the damage that they caused.

Proving Negligence in a Pedestrian Accident

To properly win your case, your attorney must show the jury evidence that supports your claim that the driver was acting negligently. The way your attorney proves this will depend upon the details of your case. However, in all situations, your attorney will need to assemble the evidence. Potential pieces of evidence include:

  • Videos or CCTV of the accident
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Photos of injuries and damage
  • Medical records
  • Phone records

It is your attorney’s job to assemble these pieces of evidence to support your claim. Certain evidence, such as CCTV footage and phone records, will be difficult to obtain if you do not have a lawyer.

Pedestrian Accident Settlements

The settlement that you receive if you win can cover a lot of expenses associated with your accident. This support can help you recover financially as well as physically. Generally, settlements from a pedestrian accident help to cover:

  • All medical bills associated with the injury.
  • Specialized medical care.
  • Lost wages from any time spent out of work to heal.
  • The cost of vocational retraining if your injury prevents you from returning to your previous profession.
  • Pain and suffering in situations where the driver’s behavior was particularly egregious.

The total sum of your settlement will vary depending upon the circumstances of your case and the severity of your injuries. If you sustain minor injuries, your settlement will be smaller than if you sustain major or life-altering injuries.

How Much Does a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Cost?

Every pedestrian accident attorney is different, so it is difficult to say how much legal representation will cost. In most scenarios, your settlement will be larger if you work with an attorney than if you fight for yourself. Often, the difference helps to cover the cost of an attorney’s fees.

Always discuss finances with your attorney before hiring them to ensure that you can afford their services.

Contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters

If you are looking for a pedestrian accident attorney who cares about your wellbeing and future, the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters is here for you. We have the resources and expertise to win you the settlement that you need to move forward.

For more information about our services, please contact the Law Offices of Jonathan D. Winters today.

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