Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney

All About Pedestrian Injuries

Walking is recommended for health. But there’s nothing healthy about a motor vehicle running over a pedestrian.

Injured pedestrians find that their lives have been upended — suddenly, they are unable to work or perform basic functions, and need to pay costly medical expenses. Too often, the victims of these car-against-people collisions are the most vulnerable people — the elderly, handicapped, small children, and mothers pushing strollers.

Making Things Right

Over $125 Million Recovered on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Brain Damage $3,407,752

    Boy sustains brain damage from trip and fall in pothole.

  • Bus Accident $2,782,954

    Passenger injured when bus driver falls asleep and rolls bus.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,300,000

    City employee causes collision with police motorcycle.

  • Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000

    Motorcyclist suffers brain injury in collision.

  • Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000

    Vehicle turns left in front of motorcycle, causing collision.

  • Car Accident $1,250,000

    Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.

  • Car Accident $1,000,000

    Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.

  • Brain Injury $1,000,000

    Rider injured on ferris wheel when struck in head by seat rack.

  • Car Accident Injury $850,000

    Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.

Maximum Compensation for Serious Injuries

While we can do everything possible to take safety precautions, accidents sometimes happen regardless. These situations are out of our control, so it’s normal to feel powerless. Our firm is here to step in and be your strongest advocate. We will hold the right party accountable and demand justice for your suffering. The goal is to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and any other damages to which you're entitled.

We help clients who are in pain due to many different circumstances, including:

  • Spinal cord injuries: These can include fractured vertebra, compression fractures of the spine, paraplegia, quadriplegia, neck injuries, cervical or lumbar herniations, disc injuries, nerve injuries or damage, nerve compression injuries, whiplash, and more.
  • Traumatic brain injuries: Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are some of the most common injuries to the head.
  • Amputation injuries: The loss of a limb or digit can occur during the accident itself or as a necessary surgical operation resulting from the injury.
  • Broken and fractured bones: Simple, complex, comminuted, or avulsion fractures, including broken arms or hands, legs, ankles or feet, ribs, or collar bones, are common result of pedestrian accidents.
  • Soft tissue injuries: These injuries often involve serious damage to the internal organs and structures of the body.
  • Abrasions and lacerations: These include airbag abrasions, serious lacerations from flying windshield glass, road rash, and more.
  • Accidents at crosswalks or intersections: A simple mistake can quickly turn serious when drivers aren’t paying attention.
  • Being hit by an Uber or Lyft vehicle: It is important to understand who is responsible for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accident FAQs

How does insurance work in pedestrian accidents? Who pays?

The driver’s insurance is responsible for compensation. You may be compensated for medical expenses, time lost from work, and for the pain and suffering the injury has caused you.

What if I was hit while jaywalking?

You shouldn’t jaywalk, but under California law, pedestrians can still file a claim against the driver for the driver’s portion of fault in the accident.

What will hiring a lawyer cost me?

Nothing, until we come through for you. We are only paid when there is a settlement or verdict in your favor. And we are paid by the insurance company — you never write a check. Our firm also offers a no-charge, no-obligation case evaluation.

Isn’t having insurance enough?

Insurance should cover you for all injuries, but it often comes up short. The last thing insurance companies want is to pay you the full amount you need and deserve. That’s why you need an experienced advocate on your side.

Pedestrian Injuries by the Numbers

In 2018, there were 6,283 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes, a 3.4 percent increase from the 6,075 pedestrian fatalities in 2017, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). On average, a pedestrian was killed every 84 minutes in a traffic crash in 2018 — that’s more than 17 people every day of the year.

When including cyclists, the number rises to about 20 pedestrians were fatally injured in the U.S., according to the NHTSA. Thousands more suffer serious injuries, such as broken or crushed bones, amputations, severe lacerations, head and brain injuries, and damaged spinal cords.

Get a free case evaluation by calling Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyer Scott J. Corwin. Call us at (310) 683-2300 or contact us online.

Compassionate and Knowledgeable Representation After the Loss of a Loved One

When a car collides with a runner, jogger, skateboarder, rollerblader, or other person on foot, the pedestrian always comes out the loser. Victims frequently suffer spinal cord injuries, head injuries, and broken bones, and saddest of all, they are often killed in the accident.

When someone you care about dies, it is traumatic and emotional. When your loss comes as a direct result of a driver’s careless or reckless actions on the road, your pain and grief may be mixed with deep anger.

Assisting With Fatal Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation is committed to boldly asserting the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones to tragic accidents.

Whether the deceased was hit crossing the street or standing next to their vehicle, we will fully investigate the facts and help determine whether the driver may be liable for your losses.

Wrongful Death Claims Against Negligent Drivers

Contrary to what some drivers think, pedestrians do have legal rights. They have the right to use crosswalks, sidewalks, and other designated parts of the road, and they usually have the right-of-way over motor vehicles. Our law firm tenaciously advocates for our clients’ rights when negligent drivers cause needless death.

Examples of negligent driver conduct include:

  • Texting while driving
  • Speeding and driving recklessly
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving on too little sleep
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Running a stop sign or red light
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
  • Making an illegal turn

Making Sense of Your Rights

If you lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there are several possible options for insurance claims. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to make a claim against the offending driver’s insurance, your loved one's medical insurance, or even the victim's automobile insurance.

A qualified attorney like Scott J. Corwin can help you understand all your options and advise you about the best course of action for your wrongful death claims on behalf of fatal accident victims.

Focus On What Matters — We’ll Take Care of the Paperwork

Whether your injuries were severe or relatively minor, you can count on Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation to meet your legal needs so you can focus on recovering. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique. We offer personal attention and devoted advocacy when you need it most.

California traffic laws are designed to protect pedestrians in crosswalks and other traffic situations. If you or a loved one was hit by a car, contact our attorneys as soon as possible for a free consultation about your rights.

At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we have the experience necessary to hold negligent drivers and their insurance companies fully accountable for damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Let us worry about the legal and financial aspects of your case while you focus on your health and family.

Scott J. Corwin has over 30 years of experience and has successfully represented more than 3,000 accident victims. He has obtained recoveries totaling more than $125 million, and he is one of fewer than 700 attorneys nationwide who are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

If you or a loved one were injured in a pedestrian accident, call (310) 683-2300 or contact us online today.

Client Reviews

Here What People Have to Say About Scott
  • A month ago, I was involved in a car crash and broke my right wrist. The process with this attorney was pretty fast. Scott was able to help me and also Julie was always super nice and very professional. I’m very glad everything was easy and fast.

    - Sabrina Guna
  • Scott got the personal injury settlement amount I expected to get (actually a few percent more). He was quiet and efficient, not a time-waster. Perfect fit for a working person.

    - Carl Hoppe
  • Thanks again Scott and Staff for your great work. My family and I are fortunate to have you all by our side in times of need.

    - Maria Mejia
Client Testimonials

What Sets Us Apart

Quality Legal Representation Your Case Needs
  • Personal Attention

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.

  • Renowned Reputation

    With more than 30 years in practice and over $125 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:

    • Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
    • Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
    • Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
    • Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo

  • Fast, Favorable Resolutions

    At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.

  • Zero Upfront Fees

    Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.

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