Pedestrian Accident Attorney – Serving All of California
Each year, thousands of people are injured in pedestrian accidents. These accidents can cause serious spinal cord, brain and other types of serious personal injuries.
Susan Handel is renowned for her aggressive and compassionate representation on behalf of victims of serious personal injuries resulting from pedestrian accidents. Through her careful preparation and strong advocacy skills, Susan Handel has helped countless individuals obtain superior compensation for their injuries and losses. Moreover, as part of her personal commitment to each of her clients, she makes herself readily available to answer questions and discuss the progress of each client’s case. Susan Handel has the experience, resources and knowledge to handle large, complex and difficult cases, while at the same time maintaining the compassion and understanding the significant impact that pedestrian accidents have on her clients and their families. Susan Handel is widely regarded as an expert personal injury attorney with a record of very successful results for her clients who have been injured in pedestrian accidents.
Every time a pedestrian steps off a curb, they place themselves at risk for serious injury and even death. With nothing to protect the pedestrian from the full blow of a vehicle’s impact, traumatic injuries are often sustained. Factors such as poor visibility, driver error, and inadequate pedestrian crossings often lead to pedestrian accidents that can have devastating consequences for both the victims and their families. Pedestrians on average are injured in traffic accidents every eight minutes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While people of all ages can be injured in pedestrian accidents, children and the elderly are at the highest risk. When an unprotected pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, the results can be disastrous. Among the damages that commonly result in pedestrian accidents are injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and head injuries.
Even if you are partially at fault for a pedestrian accident, under the laws of comparable negligence you may still be entitled to recover a portion of your damages. After performing a review of the circumstances surrounding your accident, Susan Handel will be able to determine the amount of responsibility the driver had and build up a case for you.
Pedestrian accidents can be sudden, tragic, life-changing events. If an accident is due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to pursue monetary damages in a number of areas including, but not limited to the following:
- Lost wages, both past and future
- Medical expenses, both past and future
- Pain and suffering, both past and future
- Mental anguish, both past and future
- Damage to property
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of quality of life