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Andrew Swartz and Michele Kennedy are both members of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Each has won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

In 2017 Ms. Kennedy recovered one of the top settlments in California (16th highest recovery)

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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
  • Speeding
  • 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.