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Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Lawyer 

Pedestrian accidents are often horrific. The person responsible for your injuries should be held to account. Get help with your claim from a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney at the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, a Law Corporation.

Many people enjoy walking as a mode of transportation. Walking has been shown to be an excellent form of exercise, and it’s also an enjoyable activity. Unfortunately, you can be injured while walking down a Los Angeles street due to the negligent actions of others. For instance, a drunk or reckless driver could injure you.

In addition to dangerous drivers, you could be hurt because of poorly designed roads and sidewalks. No matter what caused your pedestrian injury accident, those responsible should be held to account for your suffering. 

A Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm wants to help you obtain justice and monetary compensation for the injuries you sustained and for what you went through.

Causes of Many Los Angeles Pedestrian Injuries

When you are walking down the street, you probably look and listen for dangerous drivers. However, you can’t watch out for everyone. Some causes of pedestrian accidents aren’t easy to anticipate. For example, you might not be looking behind you for someone approaching on an electric scooter.

The cause of your Los Angeles accident is important because it can help you to figure out who is financially liable for your accident. For instance, if your accident was caused by faulty traffic lights or poorly illuminated crosswalks, this will help you to determine that the government might be responsible for your accident.

The list below is just a few of the many causes of pedestrian accidents in LA: 

  • Reckless drivers
  • Drunk drivers
  • Poorly designed streets, intersections, and crosswalks
  • Poor sight lines 
  • Distracted driving
  • Defective auto parts

Serious Injuries and How They Impact Your Los Angeles Claim

When pedestrians are injured in an accident, the injuries are often severe. Large vehicles can do extreme damage to the human body. A person could be severely injured or killed. 

If you were in a pedestrian accident, it’s likely your injuries are serious. Many pedestrians die in accidents involving vehicles, and family members do have the right to file a wrongful death claim for the loss of a loved one in an accident involving negligence.

Serious injuries can change a person’s life for years and sometimes forever. You could be unable to work the job you always enjoyed. You might have mobility issues for some time or for life. In addition, some injuries cause chronic pain that can limit your life enjoyment. Whoever caused this accident and changed the course of your life should pay financially for your suffering.

Some common pedestrian accident injuries in Los Angeles, California:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Burns, cuts, lacerations
  • Organ damage and internal injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Broken bones
  • Eye injuries

Compensatory Damages for a Pedestrian Injury in Los Angeles

The person who caused your pedestrian accident probably feels badly about what they did to you. Feeling badly won’t take back the experience, though. The only thing that can help you now is financial compensation. 

Money will allow you to pay off the medical expenses you’ve accumulated in Los Angeles. Money will allow you to pay your bills and other expenses your income would have paid previously. You might even be permanently disabled because of your accident. Who will pay for you to live? You need a settlement to pay for your injuries and suffering and to provide for your future.

An LA pedestrian accident lawyer can help to put your claim together and calculate your losses. Some losses you might have suffered are listed below.

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physical therapy costs
  • Mental anguish
  • Cost to treat mental suffering
  • Lost life enjoyment
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Permanent injury and disability
  • Lost income

Contact a Pedestrian Injury Attorney in Los Angeles, California

You’ve been seriously harmed because of another person’s careless actions, and you are seeking a settlement to pay for what you’ve been through. It’s not easy to win a civil claim or lawsuit, and it can be even more difficult if you try to handle your case alone. Legal knowledge is invaluable when dealing with legal matters.

Get help with your claim from a Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer who has experience handling injury claims such as yours. Talk to a lawyer about your injuries and claim goals by calling the Law Offices of Gary K. Walch, a Law Corporation directly at 818-222-3400 or fill out the internet form on this page. A free claim review is waiting.

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