Pedestrian Accidents

Fresno Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Pursuing a Fair Settlement or Verdict in Your Name

Pedestrians are at a much higher risk of being catastrophically injured in a crash when compared to motorists. The cost to treat their injuries is also likely to be much, much higher, which is why insurance companies often fight pedestrian accident claims with everything they have.

If you need to file a pedestrian accident claim in Fresno, then you can come to BD&J, PC to help prepare yourself and your case for the insurance company’s defenses and tactics. We are a highly decorated team of trial attorneys who also know how to carefully negotiate a fair settlement for our clients. whether your pedestrian accident case can end in a conference room or a courtroom, we’re the first team you should want on your side.

Call (855) 906-3699 to connect with BD&J, PC. Ask about our contingency fees!

Who Is At Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?

You might believe that pedestrian accident cases always result in the driver being blamed because they’re usually fine while the pedestrian suffers grievous injuries. Yet many drivers will outright blame the pedestrian they hit, even when they know the pedestrian shouldn’t be liable. Determining fault often depends on a careful study of evidence and a legal professional’s talents to prove liability.

Pedestrians and motorists need to show each other a duty of care, which is to say they need to be careful and act reasonably to prevent pedestrian accidents. Additionally, motorists are expected to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian when it is safe to do so. For this reason, motorists can often be proven as the liable party for a pedestrian accident.

Although, a pedestrian’s liability could go up if they:

  • Crossed without a crosswalk
  • Stepped into the road suddenly
  • Walked in front of a car while previously obscured
  • Traveled where pedestrians are strictly prohibited

We can try to prove that the driver who hit you was liable by carefully examining the available evidence and the scene of the accident. For example, if there are tire marks that indicate the driver was traveling quickly but you were hit in a parking lot where the speed limit was 5 mph, then it could be the evidence we need to pressure the insurance company into offering a maximized settlement amount.

Injuries in Pedestrian Accidents

As mentioned, pedestrian accident claims usually involve catastrophic injuries because of the massive weight and force differences between a person and a moving vehicle.

Pedestrians who are hit by negligent drivers may suffer the following injuries and more:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Permanent scarring

High-speed pedestrian accidents often result in the pedestrian’s wrongful death. If you lost a loved one to a reckless driver, then we can help with a wrongful death claim and survival action.

Damages in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Due to the severity of most injuries suffered in pedestrian accident cases, the related damages usually add up to a significant sum. Everything from past and future medical costs and lost wages to non-economic damages for your pain and suffering can be pursued. As your chosen Fresno pedestrian accident lawyers, we will fight to leave not a cent owed to you on the table.

Let Our Team Elevate Your Pedestrian Accident Case

BD&J, PC in Fresno has attorney teams built to manage catastrophic injury cases, like those that often come from pedestrian accidents. When it is time to go head-to-head with an insurance company, you will want our experienced litigators leading the way. Thanks to the size of our law firm, we are always ready to hear from new clients and start new cases, so please don’t hesitate to call (855) 906-3699 whenever you need us. We answer the phone 24/7!

Why BD&J?

  • California's Leading Accident Law Firm

    We are members and Leaders of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorney of California, the Judicial Elections Evaluation Committee, and the Pound Civil Justice Institute.

  • We Answer the Phone

    BD&J is known as California's most responsive law firm. We answer our phones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us right now, you will see.

  • A Proven Track Record

    With over $1 Billion recovered for our clients, verdicts of over $34.5 Million, and hundreds of settlements of over $1 Million, we have a track record of success, unlike any other California firm.

  • We Come To You, 24/7

    We are available 24/7. We will travel to wherever you are to speak about your case.

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