Pedestrian Accidents in Monterey
Are you a victim of an inattentive or reckless driver?
Every year thousands of pedestrian accidents occur in the state of California.
Despite strict laws and traffic controls installed to protect pedestrians,
car drivers often are paying attention to other car drivers, and fail
to see the pedestrian in obvious sight.
At SWARTZ & KENNEDY, we truly care about protecting our clients and
pursuing the compensation they deserve after a serious accident. If you
were injured by a negligent driver, it is crucial that you seek legal
counsel right away.
Our firm is here to help clients recover the monetary damages they deserve
for their pain and suffering, loss of income and medical expenses. Whether
you are struggling to recover from your injuries or you have lost a loved
one in a pedestrian accident, our Monterey
personal injury and wrongful death lawyers are ready to fight for fair compensation.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, there are a wide range of distractions on the road that
can cause drivers to endanger pedestrians in the surrounding area.
Some of the most common causes for pedestrian accidents include:
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Texting/distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to yield to crosswalk signs
What to Do After an Accident
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that
you remain at the accident site until police arrive. You should also make
sure that you take down as much contact information from the driver as
possible. Talking to anyone who saw the accident can also give your story
more credibility. If you have a phone with you, be sure to take photos
of the accident scene and any visible injuries. When police arrive, it
will be helpful to your case to discuss everything that happened with them.
One of the most crucial steps you can take after an accident is to seek
medical attention. The sooner you speak with a doctor about your injuries
and pain, the stronger your injury claim will be. After you have done
this, it is time to call a personal injury attorney. With millions of
dollars recovered for our clients in the past, our Monterey law firm has
the experience and knowledge needed to prove liability and recovery damages
in any type of car accident or pedestrian accident.
Call SWARTZ & KENNEDY
today to schedule your free consultation
with our compassionate lawyers.