Los Angeles Pedestrian Injury Attorney
Lawyer for Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Crash
Pedestrian collisions are life changing experiences, causing injury and even death. They happen when you are most vulnerable and unprotected, completely shattering your daily life.
If you have been involved in a traffic collision in which you were a pedestrian struck by a vehicle, you may be suffering on many levels – physically, financially, and emotionally. You may be facing hospitalization and high medical bills, loss of life, limb, and income, or need additional treatment, childcare, or personal care.
On an emotional level, you may be feeling depressed, disoriented, and vulnerable, and might even be suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome and be seeking psychological care.
Where do you turn when your world turns upside down?
Experienced Pedestrian Injury Attorneys
If your life has been sent reeling by a pedestrian collision, you need an experienced advocate—a passionate and compassionate pedestrian injury attorney who truly cares about you and your case, and who has a proven track record for helping people in your exact situation receive the just compensation they deserve.
Los Angeles pedestrian injury attorneys Hirad Dadgostar and Azadeh Dadgostar Gilbert of Dadgostar Law LLP are brother-and-sister personal injury lawyers who specialize in car crashes and motorcycle accidents, including those involving pedestrians. As a family law firm, they will handle your personal injury personally, and treat each and every client as a “member of the family.” Their family name, Dadgostar, means “Defender of Justice,” and they are passionate about helping individuals fight for their rights, especially against larger corporate insurance interests that often deny fair compensation even to their own customers, let alone a pedestrian going against their interests.
Life isn’t always fair, but Hirad and Azadeh will fight for the justice you have been denied, helping to restore what has been robbed from you and other innocent pedestrian injury victims across Los Angeles and Southern California.
Pick up the phone now and call pedestrian injury attorneys Hirad Dadgostar and Azadeh Dadgostar Gilbert for a free evaluation of your case: (310) 820-1022.
Negligence in Pedestrian Injury Cases
According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) 2015 Traffic Safety Fact Sheet for Pedestrians, 5,376 pedestrians were killed and about 70,000 injured in traffic collisions in the United States in 2015. To put this in perspective, this means that on average, a pedestrian was killed every 1.6 hours and injured every 7.5 minutes in traffic crashes. This includes people who were walking, out for a run or jog, hiking, or not even moving who were hit by vehicles on a road or highway. Alcohol – either on the part of the driver or the pedestrian – was a factor in nearly half of the fatal pedestrian crashes of 2015.
Vehicle drivers involved in pedestrian traffic collisions who have been negligent—who have failed to use “reasonable care” under the given driving conditions – can be held financially liable for the consequences of an accident, including injury to the pedestrian, future care the pedestrian may require, and pain and suffering caused by their negligence.
Common types of driver negligence in pedestrian injury cases include
- Not paying attention to people in the crosswalk when making a right or left turn
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals (eg., failing to stop at a stop sign)
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on the mobile phone, listening to loud music)
- Improper lane change or sudden turn
- Driving with items blocking their view (eg. items hanging from a rear-view mirror or placed on top of a dashboard)
- Not keeping eyes on the road (eg. turning to talk to someone)
- Drivers of raised vehicles not paying proper attention to their surroundings to be able to observe small children or wheelchair users in front of their vehicle
- Driving too fast in school zones
- Failing to yield at crosswalks not controlled by traffic lights or stop signs
The injured party (“plaintiff”) is required to prove that the negligent driver (“defendant”) caused the collision, and that the collision caused the plaintiff’s personal injuries. An experienced attorney can be essential to proving negligence and damages.
Contact the pedestrian injury attorneys at Dadgostar Law LLP in Los Angeles, California to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney. We will discuss your case with you, and help you begin to rebuild and obtain the compensation you are owed: (310) 820-1022.