Pedestrian Involving Vehicle Accidents
Catastrophic Severity - Any person traversing the sidewalks, crosswalks and streets in Southern California is at risk. Inattentive, drunk or elderly drivers, unable to properly pay attention to their surroundings, plow through fences, onto sidewalks or through red lights. When they do, there is a high risk of their vehicle coming into contact with foot traffic through no fault of the pedestrian. While pedestrians can attempt to dodge these runaway cars, trucks and vans, most collisions are unavoidable. Cars traveling at high speeds can traverse obstacles or approach the victim from behind, making the collision completely unavoidable. When a vehicle of any kind strikes a person, the likely outcome is catastrophic bodily harm and/or fatality. The severity of the harm to the pedestrian usually correlates with the size, weight and velocity of the vehicle involved, with direct hits having the highest probability of fatal injuries.
If you or a family member is involved in a pedestrian involving vehicle accident, consulting a personal injury attorney for guidance is a must. The Napolin Law Firm is a group of attorneys with experience representing individuals involved in catastrophic injuries due to being hit by large vehicles like buses. Recently, The Napolin Law Firm obtained a judgment in an amount over 5 million dollars for a bus accident victim. If you are looking for help, our experienced trial lawyers are here to speak with you for free as part of a free case evaluation. Our law office can be reached by dialing 909-325-6032 and asking to speak with a lawyer about a wrongful death or catastrophic pedestrian accident.
Timely Accident Investigation is Imperative
It is imperative that an investigation be performed whenever a vehicle strikes a person on foot. Law firms should help detectives by utilizing private investigators to gather facts about how the accident occurred and who is to be held liable for the damages. In some instances, the driver hits and runs. It is therefore imperative to perform a timely investigation in order to identify the perpetrator who may face criminal negligence charges in addition to hit and run charges. When The Napolin Law Firm is brought on board to represent a pedestrian victim, we launch a full investigation to apprehend the at-fault party and reconstruct the accident. Some things that are immediately performed include:
- Placing a private investigator on the case
- Obtaining police reports
- Speaking with police detectives
- Reconstructing the accident
- Collecting emergency medical records
- Interviewing witnesses to obtain witness statements
When it comes to catastrophic injury and/or wrongful death lawsuits, no stone should be left unturned. When The Napolin Law Firm is retained, the client knows that powerful resources are being employed to investigate and gather facts in a timely manner necessary to prosecute a full lawsuit against the negligent driver.
Pedestrian Injuries When Involved in Vehicle Accidents
In the event a person on foot is hit by a vehicle, the injuries can be catastrophic in nature. Transportation via ambulance to a local trauma center is usually necessary to obtain emergency medical attention and surgery. Depending on the type of harm, life-long changes can result, causing a person and their families life to change forever. Life-long care may be necessary to provide for a family who has lost its livelihood and to pay for medical expenses and in-home nursing case. Some probably severe bodily harm includes but is not limited to the following:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Punctured Lung
- Internal Bleeding
- Broken Bones
- Severe Burns
- Broken Ribs
- Crushed Body Parts
- Organ Damage
- Fractured Eye Socket Reconstruction Surgery
- Fatality (Wrongful Death)
While not a comprehensive list of significant health problems, the above signifies the common ones experienced when being struck by a vehicle while on foot. Most of which cause issues and need for medical treatment for the rest of one's life. Therefore, it is imperative that attorney representative be procured to protect the victim's rights.
Procuring Pedestrian Involving Vehicle Accident Representation
It is imperative to seek advice from a lawyer as soon as possible when a family member is facing catastrophic injury or wrongful death. Early attorney representation takes some of the stress off of the family so that a focus can be put on the injury victim's health. Furthermore, attorneys act as counselors who can offer invaluable advice. A compassionate and knowledgeable attorney should help their client apply for EDD SDI benefits to replace lost wages in the short term, refer them to the social security administration for SSDI application, deal with hospital bills and liens, and refer families to counseling and to obtain pre-settlement financing if necessary to cover costs. Do not face catastrophic injury or wrongful death of a family member alone! The Napolin Law Firm helps as advocates and counselors in times of extreme injury scenarios. Reach out today by contacting the law office to speak with a personal injury lawyer.