Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are much too common in Riverside County, many of them resulting in catastrophic and life changing injuries, even fatalities. Pedestrian accidents happen:
These accidents are often the result of negligent (inattentive and distracted) drivers, although some pedestrian accidents are caused by poorly lit roads, less than optimal bus stop locations and design, and other hazards and obstructions. These accidents often result in serious injuries, such as
Pedestrians who are seriously injured in accidents need legal representation right away. Someone needs to obtain a copy of the police report, communicate with insurance companies, ensure all appropriate documents are filed with the court, and immediately start the process of reconstructing the accident. We do this and more for our clients.
Estey & Bomberger, LLP has a team of Riverside personal injury attorneys with experience fighting for the rights of pedestrian accident victims. These can be complicated cases. We work closely with investigators and experts to collect evidence, locate eye witnesses, demonstrate liability, and win awards for our clients.
You need protection
Insurance companies often make quick settlement offers. But accident victims must be careful not to settle a claim before the full extent of their injuries are determined. You may think you have minor cuts and bruises and a large check offered by a claims adjuster might sound appealing, especially if you’ve missed some work and bills are piling up. Unfortunately, accepting a settlement too soon leaves accident victims unprotected if they discover in the future that their injuries were more serious than they realized. Anyone signing a settlement agreement should ask the adjuster what would happen weeks or months later if they become aware of cognitive impairment, numbness, or debilitating pain—conditions that can manifest weeks or months after someone is hit by a car. Settlement agreements are almost always binding, which means the insurance company is released from further involvement with your accident. In other words, you would be out of luck.
We can help
You need an attorney you can trust—attorneys who know the maximum compensation you are entitled to and who will fight for it. The Estey & Bomberger attorneys will act on your behalf, as your advocate and your liaison, with insurance companies and any other involved parties. We will not accept less than you need and deserve. We consult with expert witnesses and medical economists who can testify about your injuries and the future care you will require.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries
If you have sustained serious injuries—broken or fractured bones, skull and facial fractures and abrasions, spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, or damage to your eyes, you need to be covered for some or all of the following:
You may be entitled to be compensated for stress and emotional suffering associated with the accident.
Time is of the Essence
The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date of injury, which means the complaint must be filed within two years of the accident—and the timeframe is much shorter if the complaint is made against a government entity. It is recommended that accident victims speak to an accident attorney as soon as possible, to ensure all documents are filed on time, no important dates are missed, and critical evidence about the accident is preserved.
Please call us today at (800) 890-6722 for a free consultation. There is never any obligation to the potential client. The consultation is an opportunity to go over your case with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys. You can get answers to any questions you may have. We will evaluate the circumstances of your accident and provide you with an honest assessment so you can decide which direction you want to pursue. Estey Bomberger never charges a fee until we win your case and receive the financial award. The consultation and resulting assessment are free, with no strings attached. If you are unable to come to our offices, let us know and our attorney will meet with you at your home or the hospital. We are a team of caring, compassionate professionals who understand pedestrian accidents.
If you are hesitant to contact us about your claim, it may help you to gain an understanding of what personal injury law is, and what is is not. We are ready to help you. Whether you prefer talking on the phone, coming into our office in Riverside, or you need us to come to where you are, give us a call at 951-543-9020 to schedule an appointment.