Pedestrian Accidents in Monterey
Are you a victim of a reckless driver?
Every year thousands of pedestrian accidents occur in the state of California.
Despite strict laws and traffic light enforcements put in to protect pedestrians,
too many people are injured by reckless driving.
At Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy, we truly care about protecting our clients
and pursuing the compensation they deserve after a serious accident. If
you were injured by a negligent driver, it is crucial that you seek legal
counsel right away.
Our firm is here to help clients recover the monetary damages they deserve
for their pain and suffering, loss of income and medical expenses. Whether
you are struggling to recover from your injuries or you have lost a loved
one in a pedestrian accident, our Monterey
personal injury lawyers are ready to fight for fair compensation.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, there are a wide range of distractions on the road that
can cause drivers to endanger pedestrians in the surrounding area.
Some of the most common causes for pedestrian accidents include:
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Texting/distracted driving
- Driving while under the influence
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to yield to crosswalk signs
What to Do After an Accident
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that
you remain at the accident site until police arrive. You should also make
sure that you take down as much contact information from the driver as
possible. Talking to anyone who saw the accident can also give your story
more credibility. If you have a phone with you, be sure to take photos
of the accident scene and any visible injuries. When police arrive, it
will be helpful to your case to discuss everything that happened with them.
One of the most crucial steps you can take after an accident is to seek
medical attention. The sooner you speak with a doctor about your injuries
and pain, the stronger your injury claim will be. After you have done
this, it is time to call a pedestrian accident attorney. With millions
of dollars recovered for our clients in the past, our Monterey law firm
has the experience and insight needed to handle any type of car or pedestrian accident.
Call Spiering, Swartz & Kennedy today to schedule your
free consultation with our compassionate lawyers.