Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Hit By a Motor Vehicle While Walking?

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 collisions are the most vulnerable people — the elderly, handicapped, small children, and mothers pushing strollers.

If you or someone you love was struck by a vehicle while walking or crossing the street, turn to the Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers at Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation for help.

Making Things Right

Over $175 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.

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Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

After a pedestrian accident, you may be dealing with serious injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and emotional trauma. In order to receive the compensation you deserve, it’s important to work with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Los Angeles.

At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the complexities of pedestrian accident cases and can help you navigate the legal system. Our team will work tirelessly to investigate your case, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.

Here are just a few reasons why you need a pedestrian accident lawyer:

  • They can help determine who is at fault for the accident
  • They can calculate the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering
  • They can negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation
  • They can represent you in court if necessary

Don’t try to navigate the legal system alone. Let our team fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Seeking Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries

Being involved in a pedestrian accident can result in serious injuries and significant financial burdens. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we are committed to helping you understand and pursue your legal options to seek compensation for your injuries.

Our Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorneys will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with medical experts to determine the full extent of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life.

When seeking compensation, you may be entitled to the following:

  • Medical expenses, including hospital bills, rehabilitation costs, and ongoing treatment
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage

Common Pedestrian Accident 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 collarbones, are a 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.

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.

Wrongful Death Claims for Fatal Pedestrian Accidents

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. In cases of pedestrian wrongful death settlements, we work to obtain compensation on the family's behalf for a number of different damages:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Lost financial support
  • Survivor's benefits
  • Medical expenses prior to their death

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

pedestrian crosswalk light with walk signPedestrian accidents can be caused by a variety of different factors, most of which are related to driver negligence.

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 or if you were seriously injured 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
  • the victim's automobile insurance

A qualified pedestrian accident attorney in Los Angeles 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.

Pedestrian Accident FAQ

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.

Where do most pedestrian accidents occur?

The majority of pedestrian accidents occur around intersections, on roadsides or shoulders, and in parking areas. Pedestrian vs. car accidents are most common in urban areas, especially cities that have a lot of foot-traffic.

What will hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer in Los Angeles 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 Accident Statistics

little boy waiting to cross the streetIn 2021, there were 7,342 pedestrian fatalities reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a startling 13% increase over 2020 data. This follows an unfortunate trend in which the number of pedestrian fatalities rose 46% between 2010 and 2019.

About 75% of fatal pedestrian accidents occur after dark, which shows that a lack of visibility is a huge factor in these types of accidents.

    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 $175 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
    • Needed help with a 4-car collision. He took care of everything on his end.

      - Earon Bagunu
    • I am not one to write reviews but after an unfortunate car accident, I am so glad I called Scott Corwin.

      - Catherine Lenke
    • 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
    • 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.

    • Renowned Reputation

      With more than 30 years in practice and over $175 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

    • 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.

    • 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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