Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Walking around beautiful Orange County is a popular way to get exercise, commute to work, and visit local spots. Every day, thousands of people walk throughout Irvine or around the OC alone, with dogs, or with friends. Unfortunately, the county isn’t always safe for pedestrians. You could be walking one minute and the victim of a harmful collision the next. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an Orange County pedestrian accident, come to our local law firm for legal counsel. You could be eligible for significant recovery.
Why Do Pedestrian Accidents Happen?
In 2014 (the most recent year data is available), motor vehicle collisions injured and killed 853 pedestrians in Orange County – 147 of which were children under the age of 15 and 110 of which were over the age of 65. Collisions between vehicles and pedestrians often end in fatalities. We believe just one pedestrian death is too many. It’s our goal to help victims of pedestrian accidents and to shed light on this problem in Southern California in the hopes of making a change in the future.
In our decades of experience, we’ve represented dozens of injured pedestrians and family members of the deceased. We’ve come to realize that there are a handful of things that cause the majority of pedestrian collisions – mainly speeding, poor visibility, and distracted drivers. It is every driver’s responsibility to obey roadway rules, watch where he or she is going, and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks. Drunk, drowsy, or distracted driving can all result in the driver striking a crossing pedestrian.
If you believe the driver who struck you was behaving negligently, recklessly, or against the law at the time of the collision, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the individual. A PI claim typically results in better compensation than just an insurance claim. Even if you’ve been the victim of a hit and run and can’t find the driver, our team may still be able to help you negotiate a settlement with your insurance company. Get in touch to learn your legal rights and opportunities.
Why Speak to an Orange County Accident Attorney?
After a pedestrian collision, you probably have significant injuries that landed you in the hospital. These come with medical bills and lost wages from missed time at work. You might have suffered catastrophic or permanently disabling injuries, such as damage to your brain or spinal cord. Many pedestrian accidents result in major lacerations, traumatic injuries, loss of limb, brain damage, and paralysis. If this sounds like you, there is hope for the future. A good team of lawyers can fight for adequate compensation for these life-changing injuries.
Irvine Pedestrian Accident Attorneys – Free Consultations!
Recovering for a pedestrian accident first takes determining the defendant(s), or the party allegedly responsible for the incident. This could be the driver of the vehicle, an employer of someone driving the vehicle, vehicle and equipment manufacturers, and/or the Orange County government. Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP can investigate your accident, help you learn who is responsible and hold this party liable for your damages.
Contact us today in Irvine to start with a complimentary consultation. (949) 468-5777