Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
With its warm climate, numerous outdoor activities, and beaches, Orange County is a popular location for residents and visitors to walk to their locations. Unfortunately, Orange County is notoriously dangerous for pedestrians. In fact, in the state of California there were nearly 1,000 pedestrian fatalities in 2019 alone. If you have been harmed in an accident while on foot, an Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer from DeWitt Algorri & Algorri can help.
Making a timely injury claim regarding pedestrian accidents is critical to the success of your matter. Insurance companies often use lags in time to destroy evidence, or poke holes in the legitimacy and severity of your claim. The first few days after a tragedy are an important footrace against insurance companies to obtain evidence necessary for you to get justice. It’s critical for you to contact DeWitt Algorri & Algorri today at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or file a claim now here. Our team has handled thousands of personal injury matters throughout California 1979 – we are the BIG GUNS that other law firms call when they need an experienced and consistently successful firm.
Our attorneys fight for the rights of accident victims. We understand the challenges of recovering after an accident, and we are here to explain your legal rights and options. Schedule a free consultation with our law firm to learn about how filing a claim could ensure you receive the financial compensation you need to recover as quickly as possible.
Pedestrian Accidents in Orange County
Pedestrian accidents are most likely to occur in crosswalks, at intersections, in parking lots, and on the side of the road. When drivers fail to acknowledge pedestrians are nearby and an accident occurs, the pedestrian is likely to sustain significant injuries. Individuals struck at high speeds may sustain fatal trauma. Some of the most common injuries we see include the following:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic head injuries
- Spinal cord trauma
- Soft tissue damage
- Road rash
Negligent drivers should be held accountable for their actions. Distractions, speeding, and other traffic violations are common causes of accidents involving pedestrians. In some instances, drivers flee the accident scene, fearing the repercussions of their actions. When we help you manage your claim, we will get to the bottom of what happened and why you were hit.
No matter the extent of your injuries, you deserve the opportunity to recover as fully as possible–which can be costly. When you work with an attorney, they will evaluate your losses, both economic and otherwise, to determine a fair value for your claim.
Work With an Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
While you have the right to handle a personal injury claim on your own, you increase your chances of pursuing a successful case when working with an attorney specializing in pedestrian accidents.
When you seek legal guidance from our law firm, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the utmost care. We will thoroughly investigate your accident, determine what happened and why, and collect the evidence needed to prove you were wronged. Depending on the complexity of the claim, we may consult outside sources like expert accident reconstructionists to support your case.
Once we have the evidence needed to support your claim, we will go to battle for you with the insurance company. Adjusters are notorious for attempting to reduce your settlement offer, so we will handle the difficult conversations and paperwork on your behalf to ensure nothing jeopardizes your claim.
In the event the insurance company is not willing to provide you will full and fair compensation for your losses, we can explain the litigation process. If you choose to pursue a lawsuit, we will represent you in court and fight for a fair verdict.
Don’t Delay, File Your Claim Now
The longer you take to file the claim, the faster you reduce your chances of receiving the monetary award you are owed for your injuries. Evidence and testimony fade with time, so the sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the more we will have to work with when building your claim.
You should also be aware of California’s statute of limitations. Per state law, you only have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. If your injuries and damages were caused either in whole or part by a public entity then you have only six (6) months from the date of incident to file a claim. If these timeframes pass and you attempt to file a lawsuit, the court will likely dismiss your claim, and you will be rendered ineligible for compensation.
Our legal team will ensure all deadlines are met to give your claim the best possible chance at success. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay a penny for our services unless we win your case. If your claim is successful, we will collect our fees from your settlement or verdict award, so you never have to worry about paying out of pocket.
Get Help From DeWitt Algorri & Algorri
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, an Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer can help. Our attorneys are well-versed in California laws and can guide you through the personal injury claims process to ensure you have the best chance at recovery. Contact a lawyer from DeWitt Algorri & Algorri at 855-WINNING (855-946-6464) or contact us online to learn more.