San Luis Obispo Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Competent Legal Advice is a Phone Call Away
Did you know that California has one of the highest pedestrian fatality rates in the U.S.? The majority of pedestrian accidents are due to drunk driving, distracted driving or other types of driver negligence.
Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, has more than a decade of experience handling pedestrian accident claims. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, a personal injury lawyer can offer advice and representation to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
What Accidents Lead to California Pedestrian Accident Claims?
Texting while driving and distracted driving cases are common throughout California, but there are many causes for pedestrian accidents, such as:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Malfunctioning road signals and signage or dangerous intersections
- Rideshare Vehicles
- Commercial Trucks
Depending on your type of case, a San Luis Obispo pedestrian accident lawyer will help gather evidence and determine other facts that may be relevant to your situation. This may include making determinations of whether the driver who hit you is liable and/or was driving a company vehicle, whether a government entity may be responsible, or whether there are other issues, such as malfunctioning equipment and manufacturer liability to take into consideration.
Types of Injuries in California Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can be devastating. Often, there is nothing to protect pedestrians, and the blunt force trauma of impact can have life-long consequences. Typically, a pedestrian accident occurs where there is the initial strike and then the aftermath of addressing ongoing medical issues. The initial hit causes visible trauma, but the result of that trauma can be unpredictable and last for months, years or even a lifetime. Several different types of injuries can occur in pedestrian accidents, including:
- Head and Spinal Injuries - A vehicle strikes with such force that pedestrians are often thrown, which can twist their back and extend their neck.
- Fracture - A pedestrian usually hits the ground or another obstacle they come in contact with after being struck, which can cause fractures. Additionally, vehicles may run over a pedestrian, which can cause severe breaks, requiring surgery and extended recovery times.
- Fatal Injuries - If pedestrians are struck at high speeds or run over by a vehicle, the impact can puncture or crush vital internal organs. Some victims die at the scene of the accident, succumbing to their injuries, while others may linger and pass away shortly after.
Speak to an Experienced and Caring San Luis Obispo Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian accidents are tragic, often affecting the victim and their loved ones. If you or someone you love has been in a pedestrian accident, you must hire a San Luis Obispo pedestrian accident attorney who has experience representing these types of cases. Many insurance companies will try to low-ball settlement offers that are not in the best interest of victims, as pedestrian accidents often have life-long health issues due to the severity of their injuries.
Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, is dedicated to helping victims of pedestrian accidents. Our office has a convenient location in San Luis Obispo, California. Still, we will work with clients to meet them at home or in the hospital, arranging appointments outside of our regular work hours. Additionally, we return all our phone calls and emails within 24 hours. Don’t wait … if you are the victim of a pedestrian accident, contact us today for a free case consultation.