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Pedestrian Accidents

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San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

As San Diegans, we all use our busy streets and roadways throughout the course of our daily lives. We drive our cars and ride our bicycles or motorcyclists. Sometimes we are simply pedestrians, walking the streets and enjoying the sunny San Diego weather.

Although it is everyone’s responsibility to behave legally and safely, those driving vehicles, which pose an inherent danger due to their size and weight, have a particular obligation to be mindful of pedestrians.

Unfortunately, accidents to happen, and collisions between moving vehicles and pedestrians are all too common in San Diego. When a negligent driver hits an innocent pedestrian, the resulting injuries can be severe and sometimes even fatal.

If you’ve fallen victim to a pedestrian injury accident, call us. We will provide you with a free case evaluation to help determine whether you have a claim.

Other Types of Accidents

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

Unfortunately, as lawyers we have seen a lot of these types of accidents. Time and time again, the root cause for most of them is negligence, in a variety of forms:

  • Failing to yield to traffic or stop signs
  • Lack of awareness of surroundings
  • Driving under the influence
  • Running a red light, then hitting pedestrians in the crosswalk
  • Right turns through crosswalks without looking for pedestrians
  • Distracted driving, such as texting, talking on phone or checking social media sites etc
What to do if you are a pedestrian hit by a car:

Those who have been involved in a pedestrian injury accident are sometimes unsure of their options, or what to do next. First, if you are able, be sure to gather information from the driver such driver’s license number, name, address, phone, license plate number along with make and model of the car.

Note the location of the accident, day, time and weather conditions. Take pictures of the scene, gather information from witnesses, and note if there are any surveillance cameras.

Seek medical treatment immediately, then call our San Diego Pedestrian Injury lawyers for a Free Case Evaluation. We will provide you with immediate feedback on your case, and once retained will begin working to secure compensation for your injuries.

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There is never an obligation. If hired, we will begin work immediately on your behalf.

Common types of pedestrian injuries

Because of the disproportionate difference in size and weight of a motor vehicle and a person, pedestrians who are hit often suffer serious or permanent injuries when struck by vehicles. Injuries may include:

  • Head trauma or brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury

  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries

In some cases, a pedestrian accident results in a fatality, at which point it is critical to contact our San Diego Wrongful Death attorneys to determine if you may have a claim on behalf of your loved one.

Why hire a San Diego pedestrian injury lawyer?

That’s a fair question. The short answer, is that although some pedestrian injury accident claims are simple to handle, others are more complex. Trying to get complex cases resolved without the help of a specialized San Diego injury attorney can prove difficult.

Studies have consistently shown that personal injury claims represented by an experienced San Diego personal injury attorneys, like Phillips and Pelly, receive much higher compensation than those who choose to represent themselves. Experienced San Diego personal injury lawyers like Phillips and Pelly, will explore all avenues of your claim to ensure the maximum compensation you are owed under the law, for your injuries.


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Compensation for your injuries

If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, there are various forms of compensation that you may be eligible to receive, depending on your particular case and the severity of your injuries.

These include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. In cases of catastrophic injuries, we look not only to your immediate and short-term needs, but most importantly, toward the care we anticipate you will need for the rest of your life.

During the course of your case, we consult with medical experts to detail the specific damages, and what that means to your future.

We then seek compensation for things such as:

  • Intensive care or nursing home care
  • Assisted living aides
  • Modifications to the home or vehicles
  • Wheelchairs, lifts and medical equipment
  • Psychiatric/psychological care
  • Lost earning capacity and vocational retraining
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost enjoyment of life
As a local firm proudly serving fellow San Diegans, Phillips and Pelly is one of San Diego’s longest standing personal injury law firms, with an 18-year history of successfully serving and representing serious injury victims in our community.

We have recovered over $100 million dollars on behalf of our Clients over the years, and are:

Unlike many personal injury ads you may see in San Diego, we are not a big LA or Orange County based firm, with “an office” in San Diego. Just like you, we are members of the San Diego community, proudly serving and representing our neighbors with integrity and compassion.

Do I have to pay for representation?

No. We handle all cases on a contingency basis, with a no fee until we win guarantee . Our fees are based on a percentage of the money we recover on your behalf, and are deducted from the final settlement amount at the end of your case.

Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation now

One of the first things to do after a pedestrian injury accident, is to explore your legal options. If you’ve experienced an injury accident, take advantage of our Free Case Evaluation offer. One of our experienced pedestrian injury lawyers will listen to the circumstances of your accident, answer questions, and provide you with available legal options for your consideration.

If you decide to hire us, we will begin working immediately on your behalf to secure the maximum compensation to which you and/or your family are entitled under the law.

The call is free. The Case Evaluation is free.

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