Bicycle and pedestrian accidents are often devastating for victims. Simply put, the human body is not built to withstand the force of a vehicle that weighs thousands of pounds slamming into it. At JML Law, our team is here to help if you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney by your side. We have extensive experience handling these claims, and we understand what it takes to secure maximum compensation for victims.
If you were hit or run off the road by a driver, you should seek professional legal counsel immediately after receiving appropriate medical care.
At JML Law, we help our clients get the medical care that they can afford. We have a network of doctors who are willing to delay billing you until after our law firm has obtained a favorable injury settlement in your case. Establishing the full and fair value of your case in addition to pursuing your maximum compensation for injuries and losses requires:
According to data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were more than 14,000 total pedestrian accident injuries and 972 pedestrian fatalities during the latest reporting year across the state. Additionally, during that same year, there were more than 10,000 total bicyclist injuries and 133 bicyclist fatalities.
An alarmingly high percentage of all pedestrian and bicycle accidents in Los Angeles results in injuries or a fatality. That is because the human body does not have much protection from the force of a vehicle, even when an injury victim is wearing a helmet. To compound devastation, pedestrians and bicyclists often sustain two impacts when a collision occurs – one with a vehicle and another with the ground. Both of these impacts can lead to severe injuries.
At JML Law, it is not uncommon for our Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys to help clients who have sustained the following:
Additionally, our attorneys also help pedestrian and bicycle accident victims who have sustained significant emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the incident and their subsequent injuries. Our goal is to help clients recover compensation for all of their injuries, including their physical ones and emotional and psychological ones.
There is no set amount of money that is available to pedestrian and bicycle accident victims in Los Angeles. Rather, the total amount of compensation awarded through an insurance carrier or a jury verdict will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation. At JML Law, we have a track record of success securing major settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Often, we are able to recover the following on their behalf:
Pedestrian and bicycle accident victims in Los Angeles have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in these cases. The personal injury statute of limitations in California is two years from the date an injury occurs. If an injury victim fails to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party within this two-year timeframe, they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
Insurance companies, even your own provider, drive profits by delaying, denying, and diminishing claims payments. Any initial settlement offer that you receive from an insurance provider will be less than you are entitled to receive. They are hoping that you will agree to a slightly attractive settlement amount, thinking that you will be satisfied with something rather than nothing. You deserve better, and you deserve more!
Do not accept an initial offer from or agree to a recorded statement about the accident with an insurance representative until speaking with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney.
Our bike and pedestrian accident attorney serve victims in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Francisco, and throughout California. If you or a family member was injured in a bike accident or as a pedestrian, we will work diligently to build a convincing, winnable case on your behalf. Even if you were injured in a hit-and-run accident or your loved one was killed by a reckless driver, you have legal options, and you should speak with our seasoned personal injury lawyer immediately.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.