What Pedestrian Accident Victims Need to Know

Los Angeles is becoming more and more of a pedestrian city. One needs to only look around Downtown Los Angeles to see the appealing dining, nightlife, and art options within walking distance of high rise, city living. While walking to work, dinner, an evening out with friends, or to pick up your morning coffee can…
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What Pedestrian Accident Victims Need to Know

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Los Angeles is becoming more and more of a pedestrian city. One needs to only look around Downtown Los Angeles to see the appealing dining, nightlife, and art options within walking distance of high rise, city living. While walking to work, dinner, an evening out with friends, or to pick up your morning coffee can have many benefits, including health and financial savings, pedestrians must know there is risk.

A pedestrian accident can happen at a moment's notice. When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the aftermath can be serious. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, continue reading.

Safety first. First, get any injured people to a place of safety. If the person cannot be moved, set up barriers to block traffic.

Call 911. It is imperative that the police are called immediately after a pedestrian accident. They will need to come take a detailed report and interview any witnesses.

Seek medical attention. Many times, accident victims are in shock and do not feel the full impact of their injuries. The last thing they want to do is go to the ER, so they head home to rest. This is unwise because the victim may be suffering from internal or external injury that only a medical professional with the appropriate medical equipment will be able to diagnose.

Exchange contact information. It is important that the driver and pedestrian exchange name, phone number, and insurance information.

Find a lawyer. Many accident victims are not aware that the best injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, meaning you only pay if they win.  If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should reach out to an experienced lawyer immediately. The longer you delay, the more challenging it can be to prove your case and therefore recover the financial compensation your injuries deserve.

Were Your Hurt in a Pedestrian Accident?

If you were hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may have the legal right to compensation for your injuries. Schedule a consultation with a personal injury attorney who is experienced in pedestrian accidents. You’ll learn about your rights and your legal options.

For a free, no obligation consultation with a top pedestrian accident lawyer in Downtown Los Angeles, contact Ghozland Law Firm today.

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