As a pedestrian, it can be difficult or impossible to protect yourself from injury when someone acts negligently or carelessly behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. A motorist may lose control of a vehicle, either because of weather conditions or due to inattentiveness. Pedestrians can often be at risk when there are collisions on roadways or at intersections. Unfortunately, when you are a pedestrian and collide with a motor vehicle, the injuries are usually very serious. If you have been hurt as a pedestrian, you want an experienced lawyer to protect your rights and help you get full and fair compensation for your losses.
At the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates, we have more than 22 years of combined legal experience. A husband-wife legal team, we work closely with injured people throughout the Riverside, California, area.
We offer a free initial consultation to every client. In addition, if you mention our website when you call, we will give you a $500 discount on legal fees. To schedule an appointment, send us an e-mail or call our office toll-free at 1-800-228-0507.
Protecting Your Rights after a Pedestrian Injury
If you have been hit by a car while walking down the sidewalk or crossing the road, or while sitting by an intersection or roadway, the first thing you want to do is get the medical care you need. Don’t try to move on your own if you are experiencing significant pain or discomfort. Have someone call an ambulance, if necessary.
If you are able to move under your own power, either go directly to a medical facility or schedule the earliest possible appointment with your doctor. When you seek medical care, don’t just focus on the most serious injuries. Tell medical personnel about everything that hurts or seems wrong. You may have serious injuries that will not manifest for days, weeks or even months. The earlier you advise doctors of a medical condition, the easier it will be to recover compensation for any losses.
Ask someone to gather information from all witnesses to the accident. You will want contact information, including name, address, and phone number, so that your attorney can contact witnesses and gather information. If possible, have someone take pictures of the scene of the accident, including pictures of your injuries.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates
To discuss your legal needs with an experienced Riverside pedestrian accident injury lawyer, contact our office online or call us toll-free at 1-800-228-0507. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se Habla Español.