San Bernardino Pedestrian
According to the National Highway Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 pedestrians die each year in pedestrian related accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, and other vehicles. Nearly 75,000 pedestrians suffer severe accidents that may leave them with catastrophic injuries. If you or a loved one has had a pedestrian related accident, you need to contact a San Bernardino pedestrian accident lawyer who will be able to help you receive fair compensation that will help to pay for medical treatment, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
We at Welebir Tierney & Weck have experience with these types of personal injury accidents, and we have been helping those in the Inland Empire and other areas of Southern California for more than 40 years. Contact our office so we can help you with your case.
Riverside Pedestrian Accidents Attorney
The majority of accidents involving pedestrians are due to negligence of drivers. The drivers may not be paying attention to the road, or they may not be following the rules of the road. The force of the impact may throw the pedestrian into traffic, which can cause even more severe injuries.
Drunken drivers and those who are on drugs account for a number of these types of accidents. Many pedestrians are involved in accidents at night or at other times when poor visibility can affect a driver.
Intersections are one of the biggest danger zones for pedestrians, and a large number of fatal accidents happen in crosswalks. Drivers who are not paying attention may claim that they never saw the pedestrian. However, they are still liable for damages.
Other types of accidents can cause personal injuries to pedestrians and joggers as well. If the sidewalk is in poor shape and poorly maintained, falls can occur. Falls can twist ankles, break bones, and they can cause head injuries. Parking lots are another location where accidents involving pedestrians occur. From holes in the parking lot to drivers hitting a pedestrian in the lot, there are many ways for accidents to happen.
Just as pedestrians should exercise reasonable care when they are walking or jogging along sidewalks and crossing streets, drivers must be careful as well. When a motor vehicle hits a person, the pedestrian is always going to come out of the battle the loser. The injuries in these types of accidents can be severe and life threatening.
Welebir Tierney & Weck Offer Help
We have been handling pedestrian related accidents for many years, and we have the experience you need when you go to court. Our trial lawyers have 160 years of combined experience, and we can help you with all manner of personal injury cases including those related to pedestrian accidents. You can contact our office for a free initial consultation, and you don’t have to pay legal fees unless you win money for your personal injury or wrongful death case. We’re named the Best Personal Injury Lawyers by Inland Empire Magazine. Our lawyers will listen to your story and help you find the best way to proceed with your case.