Pedestrian Accidents

Were you or a loved one injured in a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident?

Understanding vehicle on pedestrian accidents

In 2018, 893 pedestrians were killed on California roadways and more than 14,000 pedestrians were injured. California has the highest amount of pedestrian deaths on its roadways per year of any state in the United States.The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez has a proven track record of vigorously representing and fighting for victims of pedestrian related injuries, as well as getting victims the compensation to which they are entitled.

The most common ways vehicle on pedestrian accidents occur are:

  • A driver not yielding the right of way to a pedestrian
  • A driver speeding, unable to slow down in time
  • Pedestrian hit by a vehicle backing out of a parked position
  • A driver running a red light or stop sign, and colliding with a pedestrian
  • Drivers falling asleep and colliding into a pedestrian
  • Distracted driving and colliding into a pedestrian
  • Driving under the influence (DUI) and colliding into a pedestrian

Tasks that will distract a driver include:

  • Texting or using a cell phone
  • Changing the radio
  • Eating or drinking
  • Speaking with passengers
  • Reaching below or behind them in an attempt to grab something

Driving under the influence (DUI) may entail:

  • Having consumed alcohol
  • Having consumed marijuana
  • Having consumed a prescription drug
  • Having consumed some over the counter drugs

Victims of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents have rights

Under California law, drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in any marked crosswalk or at an intersection. If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle, you have a right to receive fair representation and compensation in the event this incident might have been prevented. 

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can help victims of vehicle vs. pedestrian related accidents by:

  • Providing assistance in filing a police report if one was not filed, or pulling a police report that has been filed
  • Attaining proper medical treatment for victims
  • Procuring the vehicle owner’s information
  • Investigating all potential defendants
  • Sending a demand for client compensation
  • Communicating with the insurance company and defense attorneys on our client’s behalf
  • Filing a lawsuit and guiding client throughout the legal process
  • In some cases, settling a case before filing a lawsuit
  • Reimbursing appropriate parties as needed by communicating with insurance companies

Victims have a voice with Sylvia V. Gonzalez

When you or a loved one are injured, the last thing you want to worry about is the influx of to-dos that result from your traumatic injury. The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez can handle all of the obstacles that you may encounter as a victim of traumatic injury. With the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez on your side, you can focus on recovering from your injuries. With over 10 years of practicing law, the Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez provides legal excellence with a personal touch.

The Law Offices of Sylvia V. Gonzalez has helped hundreds of victims by:

  • Gaining reimbursement for victims’ past, present, and future medical expenses
  • Winning victim cases quickly without clients having to go to court
  • Accepting payment only when a client wins their case or is presented with a sufficient settlement 
  • Providing emotional closure for victims of traumatic injury incidents
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to keep more money in the victim’s pocket

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