Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in the Bay Area

Fixing That Which is Broken, One Client at a Time

Traffic laws are designed to protect pedestrians from motor vehicles. All too often, however, negligent car and truck drivers ignore the law and put the lives of pedestrians at risk. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, our attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury cases for clients from the Bay Area. Regardless of the type or severity of your pedestrian accident injury, we can help you seek justice and compensation for the losses you have suffered. With thirty years of experience, our firm draws upon extensive resources and works to uphold an impressive track record of success on behalf of our clients.

Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm to speak with an experienced Bay Area injury attorney.

Liability in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Pedestrian accidents typically involve walkers being struck by cars, but they can also involve collisions with trucks, buses, motorcycles or even bicycles. In such cases, it can be a challenge to obtain compensation for injuries sustained as a pedestrian, because it is often difficult to prove who was at fault. The issue of liability is often vigorously contested by both sides.

Drivers have a legal responsibility to take all reasonable measures to avoid collisions with pedestrians, no matter what else is going on. In reality, however, drivers often fail to see or yield to pedestrians even when they are in a designated crosswalk, resulting in serious injuries.

Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrians, even more so than motorcyclists and bicyclists, are extremely vulnerable to catastrophic injuries and even fatalities. Children and the elderly are the most vulnerable to injury and the most commonly injured pedestrians.

Common injuries include:

  • Knee fractures
  • Leg fractures
  • Hip fractures
  • Ankle fractures

When negligent drivers cause pedestrian accidents, they can do permanent harm to victims and their families.

After a pedestrian accident, you may have been able to obtain information about the person or vehicle that struck you. If you were injured in a hit-and-run, you may have little or no information about the driver. Whatever the case, we are here to help. We pursue justice and fair compensation on behalf of pedestrian accident victims.

Contact a Bay Area Personal Injury Attorney Today!

The last thing you should be worrying about after a car versus pedestrian accident is where you will find the money to hire an experienced lawyer to fight for your rights. That is why Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm always advances costs and handles all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you can concentrate on healing without worrying about paying for quality legal counsel. That means that we only charge for our work when we succeed for you, receiving a percentage of the recovery ONLY after we are successful.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, we are here to help. Call (888) 483-8614 to speak with an experienced Bay Area personal injury lawyer. We have several convenient office locations to better serve you and your loved ones.

Contact Mitchell Law Firm for a Free Case Evaluation!

If you've been injured in an accident through another's wrongful actions, you are entitled to compensation. Don't wait any longer; contact our firm immediately to see how we can help you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?
    There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.
  • How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

    This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.

  • What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?

    The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.

  • Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?

    No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.