Chatsworth Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Bustling cities in and around Los Angeles like Chatsworth are great for pedestrians. With such pedestrian-friendly area, it’s understandable for people walk to escape sitting in traffic, run errands, or simply get exercise. However, the benefits for pedestrians vanish immediate when you’re injured in an accident with a car, truck, bus, train, or cyclist. As soon as you hire us, the experienced Chatsworth pedestrian accident attorneys at the Walch Law Group fight to get you to get the money you deserve while you focus on recovering from your injuries. Robert and Gary Walch understand you need peace of mind and need compensation quickly, so there are never unnecessary delays in your case. Call us today to see why having our skilled team in your corner is the best choice.Risk for Involvement in Chatsworth Pedestrian Accidents
A city of over 41,000 near Los Angeles in the San Fernando Valley, Chatsworth is a pedestrian-friendly city with a year-round sunny, mild climate that is perfect for walking. Many errands can be accomplished on foot, and it’s common to see people walking or running for exercise in the area. However, walking in this busy city does carry the risk of injury or death – for example, in 2019 a pedestrian was struck and killed on Topanga Canyon Boulevard at Nordhoff Street.Can I Win My Case?
To win your case and be eligible to recover compensation after a pedestrian accident, another party must have harmed you while engaging in wrongful behavior. Most victims file a personal injury lawsuit claiming that a defendant was negligent and owes them compensation for their injuries. To prove negligence, you must show:
- The defendant owed you a legal duty of care
- Breached their duty through an action or a failure to act when appropriate
- Caused your injuries through their breach of duty
You can also create a presumption of negligence if you prove the defendant was breaking a law, rule, or regulation designed to protect people when causing your injuries. There are many laws that are commonly broken when pedestrian accidents occur, including speeding, texting and driving, failing to yield, running a red light or stop sign, or even jaywalking.Compensation You May Recover
Pedestrian accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and astronomical hospital bills for victims because pedestrians don’t have the same protections as drivers, bicyclists, or others that strike them. If you can prove someone else’s negligence or bad behavior resulted in your accident and your injuries, you may be compensated for physical, mental, emotional, and even financial injuries. It’s common to see awards for harms including:
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning capacity
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
In Chatsworth, it’s even possible to recover compensation if you were partially at fault for the accident that injured you with the help of a skilled Chatsworh pedestrian accident attorney!How to Help Your Case After an Accident
After a pedestrian accident, it’s easy to be overwhelmed and not know what to do. However, several simple steps can help you recover physically and boost your personal injury case down the road. Get medical care as soon after your accident as possible. This helps you recover from your injuries and establishes how they were caused. Also, seek care even if you think you weren’t hurt – some injuries such as brain injuries don’t present symptoms immediately but can be fatal if not untreated.
At the scene of the accident, get contact information for any eyewitnesses and if possible, photograph the accident scene and your injuries. Notify law enforcement and give them a statement with responding officers to help generate an accident report. Remember not to damage your case by:
- Admitting fault
- Saying you were not injured
- Saying you were “fine” or “are okay”
- Providing recorded statements that can be used against you or twisted around later
- Not contacting a Chatsworth pedestrian accident attorney.
We understand the time after an accident is overwhelming and confusing. To give yourself peace of mind, call Robert and Gary today to set up a risk-free, no obligation initial consultation. Let us answer your questions, discuss your options, explain the process of pedestrian accident lawsuits, and show you how we can help get the most compensation possible for you while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.