Agoura Hills Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and drivers who otherwise disobey the rules of the road put more than just themselves in danger. Accidents involving pedestrians are far more common than most people would care to know, and when a car hits a pedestrian, the results are likely to be catastrophic. If you or someone you care about has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you need a seasoned legal advocate on your side as soon as possible to make sure that the responsible parties are brought to justice and that you get the compensation you need.
The Halpern Law Firm has been protecting the rights of injured accident victims for the past 40 years. We know that a serious accident can entirely upend your life, leaving your health, your finances, and your family in a state of uncertainty. We fight to make sure the appropriate parties are held liable for the harm they have caused you. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Southern California caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, we’re ready to fight for you.
Thousands of Pedestrians Are Killed in Traffic Accidents Every Year
Data from the federal government and other safety experts paint a bleak picture with regard to traffic safety. Every year, thousands of pedestrians are killed in car accidents, and the numbers are getting worse, not better. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found that 2020 had the largest ever annual increase in the number of people on foot killed by drivers across the country.
GHSA’s preliminary data found 6,721 pedestrian deaths in 2020, a 4.8 percent increase from the 6,412 pedestrian fatalities in 2019. Pedestrians accounted for 17 percent of all traffic deaths in 2019. Nearly half of all pedestrian fatalities were connected to alcohol impairment by the driver and/or pedestrian. Given that there was a significant reduction in the number of miles traveled by vehicles because of the coronavirus pandemic, the rate of pedestrian deaths per mile traveled increased by a shocking 21 percent year over year. The roads are getting more dangerous for pedestrians.
Pedestrian accidents are not a foregone conclusion; they happen because people are negligent. If everyone acted safely and responsibly, there would be no pedestrian traffic accidents. Help reduce the incidence of traffic fatalities by holding negligent drivers responsible, with the help of a zealous Agoura Hills pedestrian accident attorney.
Recovering Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident
When pedestrians are involved in a car accident, it’s likely to result in serious injury or worse. The pedestrian accident legal team at the Halpern Law Firm recognizes the severity and debilitating nature of pedestrian accident injuries, and we fight to make sure that our clients get the compensation they deserve for the harm they have suffered. We help victims of pedestrian accidents recover damages for all manner of injury suffered in a pedestrian crash, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury, including concussions
- Bone fractures
- Severe cuts, bruises, scrapes, and road rash
- Organ trauma and internal bleeding
- Injury to the hand, elbow, and wrist
- Torn ligaments and nerve damage
- Spinal cord injuries
- Injury to the leg and knee
At the Halpern Law Firm, we help victims of pedestrian accidents maximize their available damages. Depending upon the nature of your injury, you could be able to collect a variety of damages, including the following:
- Past and future medical expenses for emergency care, ongoing medical treatment, physical therapy, etc.
- Lost income from time away from work
- Loss of future earning capacity and disability compensation
- Compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other psychological turmoil
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Wrongful death damages
Call Now for Experienced and Effective Representation After a Southern California Pedestrian Accident
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Southern California, the tried and true personal injury legal team at the Halpern Law Firm is here to help. We fight to get you the compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at 818-785-5999 today for a Free No-Risk Confidential Consultation. These cases are handled on a contingency basis, meaning you won’t be charged any attorney’s fees unless we win.