You or your child have been injured or killed in a tragic pedestrian or bicycle accident. Perhaps the police report finds you or your child at fault for crossing the street in mid-block or for some other reason. Don’t despair. You may nevertheless be entitled to compensation for your injury or loss.
These types of accidents are special because there is always more to them than meets the eye. If the other driver was paying attention, as the law requires, did he or she have the time to observe and react before impact? Was there some road design defect that contributed to the cause of the accident? Was there some visual obscurement to the driver’s view that should have prompted added caution? Experts are often able to reconstruct the incident and do time/distance computations and reaction time evaluations to prove the conduct of the driver contributed to the cause of your injury or loss. Through such experts, we routinely prove that fault lies with the driver, even though the police report blames you or your child.
We recover large settlements and verdicts in such accidents even when the driver has little or no insurance. How? If you or your child had auto insurance with uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (which is very likely) it applies to such accidents even though you or your child was a pedestrian or bicyclist. You and your child are covered by such insurance when struck by a vehicle. Period.
Get Help From a Santa Ana Pedestrian and Bicycle Injury Attorney
Talk with our Orange County pedestrian and bicycle accident attorneys at the Traut Firm by calling Jim or Eric at 714-835-7000. You can also contact us online. Consultations are free and confidential.