San Mateo Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer
A pedestrian is completely vulnerable. If a car, bus, or truck fails to observe California's crosswalk law, is speeding through an intersection in a school zone, or for some other reason hits a pedestrian, the victim is likely to suffer, at a minimum, serious bone fractures. Depending on the severity of the impact, they may suffer catastrophic injuries leading to permanent brain or spinal cord damage or wrongful death.
Rebuilding Your Life After a Serious Pedestrian Accident
If a victim survives a pedestrian accident, he or she may never work again, may have lost the ability to provide companionship to his or her family, and may require lifetime nursing care. Even broken bones could mean permanent disability and the need for extensive future medical treatments. It is extremely important to investigate all possible sources of compensation in order to provide for the needs of the victim and his or her family.
San Jose Crosswalk Injuries Lawyer, Enlisting Experts to Support a Strong Claim
San Mateo pedestrian accidents attorney Reuben J. Donig has been helping clients at our San Francisco Bay Area firm resolve claims for injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents for over 30 years. As your lawyer he will call on a network of experts to accurately calculate the full value of your claim, to identify all parties responsible for your loss, and to reconstruct the traffic accident.
Identifying the Unique Aspects of Your Injury Claim
Every accident has unique aspects. Was the driver of the car that hit you guilty of failure to yield or reckless driving? Were you walking, jogging, or inline skating on a poorly maintained public trail when you were hit by a car, or were you assaulted on a property with inadequate security? Were you, as a pedestrian, injured in a hit-and-run accident?
Car Insurance, Health Insurance, Personal Injury Lawsuits
Sources of compensation to investigate after an accident include your own health insurance, auto insurance covering any member of your household (under both personal injury protection and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage), a premises liability claim, a claim against the city (if a crosswalk or intersection was poorly marked), or, if you were working at the time of the accident, an employment-related claim. Reuben J. Donig will identify and coordinate all insurance policies and claims to see that you receive the maximum benefit possible.
Talk to a Lawyer Before Talking to the Insurance Company
If you lost a loved one in a fatal accident after he or she was hit by a car in a parking lot accident, or if you were injured as a result of poorly maintained property, you may have already been approached by an insurance company representative. In order to preserve your ability to negotiate a fair settlement, or to file a lawsuit, do not make a statement to, or sign any offer from, the insurance company representative until speaking with an experienced attorney.
It is our goal to recover the economic benefits that will allow you to focus on healing. If you would like to speak with a San Jose crosswalk injuries lawyer about your claim, please call 650.489.0545 or e-mail our San Mateo office