Legal Team in Calabasas, CA Committed to Pedestrian Accident Victims
Serious advocacy for seriously injured pedestrians throughout the state
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, more than four thousand pedestrians were killed and an estimated 70,000 were injured in traffic collisions in the United States in 2010, the most recent year reported. On average, a pedestrian was injured by traffic every eight minutes. With more than 55 years of combined experience, the Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation has recovered numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for pedestrian accident victims from San Diego to San Francisco. Most of our clients are referred from other satisfied clients or by legal professionals who recognize our reputation as a law firm that delivers winning results.
You must file a claim within two years of the accident
The California statute of limitations for filing an auto accident claim is two years. That means you have exactly two years from the date of the accident to begin legal action following a motor vehicle collision. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you should not delay in pursuing your rights because:
- Evidence may be lost
- Witnesses may disappear or forget important details
- Insurance companies may take advantage of you
- You may be entitled to immediate compensation
In any personal injury case in California, it is crucial for your personal injury attorneys to link the accident to the cause of your injuries. If you delay in commencing legal action, you may sustain an unrelated injury. The motorist’s lawyers are likely to take advantage of this subsequent event and insist that your current injuries do not result from the initial pedestrian accident.
Contributory negligence in pedestrian accident cases
Contributory negligence occurs when an injured party is partly responsible for causing an accident. Many pedestrian accident victims demonstrate a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher at the time of their collision with an automobile and were hit outside of a designated crosswalk. These are examples of contributory negligence, but they do not preclude monetary compensation from the driver. Even if you were partly at fault for your pedestrian accident, the Law Office of Bryman & Apelian presents all the evidence in your most favorable light and works diligently to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
Only pay if you win
The Law Office of Bryman & Apelian A Professional Corporation operates on a contingency fee basis for all clients—you only pay if you win! Also, we offer a free first meeting to discuss your legal situation and evaluate your chances of a financial recovery. We serve clients in Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, San Diego, Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout the state of California. To set up a free consultation, contact us online or call 818.225.5151 today to speak with a dedicated legal advocate.