Damages Available After a Pedestrian Accident
Whether out for a morning jog or walking to work, a person’s life can change in a split second when struck by a vehicle. Traffic accidents involving pedestrians are some of the most dangerous accidents since pedestrians cannot depend on any form of protection in an accident involving a moving vehicle. Unfortunately, these types of accidents are happening at alarming rates across Southern California, but when an accident happens, monetary damages may be obtained. If you were recently struck by a moving vehicle, seek legal counsel from an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP is a team of litigators who are exceptionally versed in pedestrian accident cases and they can help you recover the compensation you need for your injuries.
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP is qualified in handling pedestrian accident claims, including those caused by drunk drivers, speeding vehicles, and lack of pedestrian infrastructure. With many years of legal experience in handling these types of cases, Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP understands the tremendous emotional, physical, and financial challenges one may face when they are struck by a vehicle. In order to recover the highest amount of compensation for your injuries, consider hiring Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP. You can arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with the law firm by completing the confidential contact form here.
Recoverable Compensation Following a Pedestrian Accident
In California, motorists owe a duty of care to those they share the road with. Drivers have to abide by the rules of the road and ensure they avoid injuring themselves and others on the road, including pedestrians. Unfortunately, there are many reckless drivers on the road that regularly place the lives and well-being of those around them in danger. After a pedestrian accident, the injured person may be entitled to monetary compensation when filing a personal injury lawsuit. In order to achieve a successful outcome, the lawsuit should prove the following elements:
- The person accused owed the injured pedestrian a duty of care;
- The person accused was negligent and this resulted in the accident; and
- The accident was a substantial factor in causing the victim’s injury.
Upon a successful claim, the following damages may be available:
- Medical expenses,
- Loss of income and future earnings,
- Loss of benefits,
- Emotional distress,
- Pain and suffering, and
- A loss of quality of life
Discuss Your Case With a Prominent Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
Pedestrian accidents are a serious concern for the residents of Southern California but when an accident happens, those injured have the right to seek monetary compensation from the party that caused the accident. In order to maximize compensation, speaking to an experienced personal injury attorney is highly recommended.
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP has successfully championed on behalf of many injured pedestrians. After you or a loved one was struck by a moving vehicle, speaking to a proficient attorney from Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can help you secure the monetary compensation you are entitled to. Consider arranging a no-cost case evaluation with the law firm today by completing the quick and easy consultation form found here.
Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.