Santa Rosa Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

For some people, utilizing the sidewalks and crossing the street is a routine part of their daily life. Unfortunately, being a pedestrian in California can pose a great degree of risk of an accident. Reckless drivers or hazardous conditions on roads and sidewalks can cause pedestrian accidents. If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, the Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyer at The Law Office of Kasra Parsad can help with the insurance and legal process by answering your claims-related questions and helping you obtain the compensation you deserve. 

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Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can happen in various ways. Most pedestrian accidents are avoidable but occur when another party acts negligently. You may have a pedestrian accident claim if your accident was caused by any of the following:

    • Defective Vehicles
    • Distracted Driving
    • Driving Under the Influence
    • Other broken traffic laws
    • Reversing without looking
    • Running red-lights or stop signs
    • Unsafe passing at a crosswalk
    • Unsafe Roads
    • Unsafe Speed
    • Wearing Dark Clothes at Night

Speak with a Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyer from the Law Office of Kasra Parsad today to learn more about your case and whether your pedestrian accident warrants a personal injury claim. You never know how a competent lawyer might be able to help you, so there is nothing to lose by getting in touch with our office. Our complimentary consultation comes at no cost and we work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t pay a cent unless we can recover for you.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Survivors of pedestrian accidents frequently must live with the results of the accident for the rest of their lives. Injuries will vary depending on the circumstances of the case. Usual injuries include broken bones, brain damage, and even death. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are 7,000 pedestrian deaths and 76,000 pedestrian injuries in roadway crashes every year. That is one death every 75 minutes.  Worse, California’s pedestrian fatality rate is 25% higher than the national average. Our Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyer helps clients with all types of personal injuries arising from pedestrian accident claims:

    • Back injuries
    • Bone fractures
    • Brain injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Concussions
    • Head injuries
    • Major lacerations
    • Neck injuries
    • Permanent disabilities
    • Scarring and disfigurement
    • Soft Tissue Injuries

Compensation For Your Pedestrian Accident Claim

The amount of damages you can receive for a pedestrian accident will differ from case to case. Various factors will determine the success of your claim and ultimately the amount of compensation you will recover. The following are some damages you may be able to recover after your pedestrian accident:

    • Medical expenses: These costs include days spent at the hospital, surgery, prescription pills, transportation to the hospital, and doctor visits.
    • Rehabilitation costs: Depending on the severity of the injury from the pedestrian accident, many clients need physical therapy or other forms of rehabilitation in order to recover from their injuries. 
    • Future/Past medical expenses: Permanent, long-lasting injuries will continue to cost clients of pedestrian accidents for many years to come. We seek compensation now to cover those costs.
    • Lost income: The severity of an injury from a pedestrian accident can prevent clients from returning to work. This ultimately results in clients losing income and other benefits, leaving them struggling to support their families. We will always seek compensation for those losses.
    • Diminished earning capacity: Serious injuries from pedestrian accidents can cause clients from returning to their job. As a result, some clients will have to take lower-paying jobs. We seek compensation to make up for this loss in earning power. 
    • We also help our clients obtain compensation for nonphysical injuries. In California, plaintiffs are allowed to seek compensation for their emotional, mental, and psychological suffering in addition to their physical pain and economic losses. The Law Office of Kasra Parsad can help you obtain a just amount for your pain and suffering, emotional damages, grief, and distress after a pedestrian accident.

    How Long Do You Have To Bring a Claim?

    California law provides that plaintiffs have two years to file a claim for injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident. If a pedestrian accident involved a fatal death, two years is also the limit for filing a wrongful death claim.

    As soon as possible after an accident, you should reach out to our Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyer.

    What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident

    After a pedestrian accident in Santa Rosa, it may be hard to think clearly. But there are important steps you can take immediately following the accident to help build a strong claim. These tips can affect the outcome of your claim, so it is important to follow these tips to avoid any disputes about liability and damages. After a pedestrian accident, take the following steps:

      • Call the police and report the accident. Make sure the officer creates a report, then ask for a copy when it is ready.
      • If any cameras captured the accident, obtain a copy for your recovery.
      • Take pictures of the at-fault driver’s license, insurance, license plate, and vehicle.
      • Do not accept fault.
      • Examine the scene for dangerous conditions.
      • Take many photographs of the accident, including property damage, your injuries, weather conditions, the road conditions, and the person who hit you.
      • Collect contact information from any eyewitness who may have seen the accident.
      • Go to the hospital for medical care.
      • Make sure to tell the doctor about every part of your body that feels pain. Do not minimize or leave out any of your injuries.
      • If given, follow your doctor’s treatment instructions, and do not miss any future doctor appointments.
      • Document the accident while it is fresh in your head. Afterward, keep a journal documenting your pain and injuries and your recovery process.
      • Before speaking with a lawyer, do not speak to an insurance adjuster or accept any sort of offer from the insurance company.
      • Get off social media. In the alternative, make your posts private.
      • Contact the Law Office of Kasra Parsad to discuss your claim with our Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyer.

    How Can a Santa Rosa Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Help?

    The last thing you want to deal with after a serious pedestrian accident is fighting the insurance company over fair compensation for your harm. It can be tempting to accept the first offer the insurance company throws your way when your injuries are throbbing, bills are piling up, and you’re missing work and not making an income. The insurance company is looking to protect their company’s profits. They accomplish this goal by offering you a lowball offer that will not fully compensate you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs. Whatever the insurance company may tell you, they likely are not on your side when you file a claim against them.

    As soon as possible, you’ll want to contact our Santa Rosa personal injury attorney to assess your options. You should never accept the insurance company’s first offer, let alone speak to the insurance adjuster, without consulting with a pedestrian accident attorney. Let our qualified attorney help you recover the fair and full compensation you deserve while you focus on your recovery.

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