Fighting for Your Right to Monetary Compensation
There are so many benefits to going out for a nice walk or jog. You get fresh air. You get exercise. You also get a great, low-cost mode of transportation! At Triumph Law, P.C., we love supporting the rights of pedestrians to get outside and stay safe while doing so. That is a big reason why we so zealously advocate on behalf of those who have been injured in a pedestrian accident.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, you can pursue full and fair monetary compensation for the harm you suffered as a result. Our team is here to stand by your side and fight for you throughout the entire claims process.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Being smaller and, thus, less visible to cars and other motor vehicles, pedestrians can be particularly vulnerable when walking near roads, in parking lots, and in other places where cars and trucks are close by. When a driver is not paying attention or complying with traffic laws, pedestrian accidents can result. Some of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Drivers failing to yield influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers failing to observe traffic signals
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers failing to observe crosswalks and pedestrian walkways
- Drivers failing to check blind spots
- Distracted drivers
- Drivers failing to check behind them prior to backing up
- Drivers under the
All of these oversights and reckless behaviors can lead to an accident resulting in serious pedestrian injuries. Unfortunately, pedestrians lack the basic protection and safety features enjoyed by vehicle occupants. Furthermore, the sheer size and force of a vehicle compared to a pedestrian can leave victims with devastating, even fatal, injuries.
Compensation Available in Pedestrian Accident Cases
If you have been injured as a pedestrian by a negligent driver, the law provides a way for you to seek compensation for the harm you have suffered as a result. Through pursuing a personal injury claim against the driver, or, more often, the driver’s insurance provider, you can recover damages caused by the negligent vehicle operator. The bulk of the damages available in personal injury claims is referred to as “compensatory damages.” Compensatory damages are intended to compensate the injury victim for losses sustained so that they are “made whole” or put in a position they would have been in had they never been injured in the first place.
Compensatory damages can include:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Cost of future medical care
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
In rare cases, punitive damages may also be available should the actions of the driver prove to be particularly egregious. Instead of intending to compensate the injury victim, punitive damages are intended to punish the other party and act as a deterrent to others who may be tempted to behave in a similarly reckless way.
Seeking all available damages is very important in your personal injury claim. You want a pedestrian accident attorney in El Dorado Hills who will meticulously detail all of your losses so that you can pursue the full amount of damages to which you are legally entitled. This requires attention to detail, and extensive experience in pursuing personal injury claims is critical. Get experience you can trust by reaching out to Triumph Law, P.C. for assistance.
Why Choose Us?
At Triumph Law, P.C., our team of dedicated El Dorado Hills pedestrian accident lawyers has been serving the community for years by representing injury victims to the best of our abilities. We are diligent in our pursuit of justice and will tirelessly pursue your right to compensation.