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Santa Clarita Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

California Pedestrian Accident Cases Where You Need an Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one was hit by a car while walking or on foot, it’s important to contact a Santa Clarita accident injury lawyer as soon as possible. In California, you only have two years from the date of the accident to file your compensation claim. Additionally, over time, evidence can be lost and it can be more difficult to prove that someone else’s negligence was to blame for your loss, injuries and damages. Insurance companies could use this lack of evidence to minimize your settlement claim—or even deny it outright. If you were involved in a pedestrian accident in Santa Clarita or any of the surrounding areas, the quicker you can retain legal representation, the better.

At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, our experienced legal team can begin investigating your case right away in order to start building the strongest possible case on your behalf. As your advocate, our pedestrian accident lawyers in Santa Clarita can help you seek justice and fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, lost earnings potential, disability, and pain and suffering. From our office in Valencia, our law firm serves clients throughout SCV, the San Fernando Valley, and the Greater Los Angeles Area.

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Serving SCV & the Surrounding Areas for Over 40 Years
Contact us online or call 661.294.0044 to schedule a free,
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What Sets Us Apart

40+ Years of Experience

When people have been seriously injured in accidents or as a result of others’ negligence, they need two things from their personal injury lawyers —they deserve to be treated with respect and they deserve real results. Our firm has been delivering both to our clients since 1980.

Supportive, Honest & Responsive Care

Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the pedestrian injury attorneys at our law firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.

Offering Services in Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, and Tagalog

The multilingual proficiency of our legal team presents a distinct advantage, ensuring accessibility and effective communication for a diverse range of clients.

Available 24/7 by Phone

Accidents can occur at any moment, day or night. That’s why our services are available 24/7, ensuring immediate assistance and support when you need it the most.

No Fees Unless We Win

When we take on your case, you can have peace of mind knowing that there is no fee unless we secure a successful settlement outcome for you. Our commitment is aligned with your success, ensuring that you only pay when we win your case.

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    The True Cost of a Pedestrian Accident

    A human being is simply no match for a heavy, fast-moving vehicle. Whether a distracted driver backed into you while you were crossing a driveway or a drunk driver blew through a red light, colliding with your loved one who was in a crosswalk, pedestrian accidents tend to result in catastrophic injuries, some of which may even be fatal.

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    mix of pedestrians on sidewalks and city traffic

    Pedestrian accident injuries often include:

    • Broken bones
    • Paralysis
    • Accidental amputation

    These and other catastrophic injuries require immediate emergency treatment and extensive, ongoing care. Victims may suffer losses from partial or total disability as a result of their injuries, completely altering their way of life and affecting their ability to care for themselves.

    The true costs of a pedestrian accident can be exorbitant, resulting in massive medical bill expenses, lost wages and future earnings, and extreme physical pain and trauma through no fault of their own. This can leave victims crippled with financial hardships in addition to immense physical and emotional challenges.

    Holding the Negligent Person or Party Accountable

    Because pedestrians are so vulnerable, motorists are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians any time it is possible to do so. While pedestrians are also required to follow certain safety laws and obey the rules of the road, drivers should always exhibit the utmost caution around pedestrians and avoid a collision with them whenever they can.

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    people strolling on street
    bicycles and people crossing the road

    Unfortunately, motorists are not always paying attention. Sometimes a driver can act recklessly and endanger the lives of pedestrians and others, such as cyclists, who are sharing the road. Because the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas of California are primarily driving cities, motorists may be even more likely to fail to lookout for pedestrians. Nevertheless, negligence is never acceptable.

    Examples of how motorist negligence can lead to pedestrian accidents include:

    • Failing to check for pedestrians in an intersection or pedestrian crossing before turning
    • Failing to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian who is crossing the road
    • Veering up onto a sidewalk due to driving while drunk or distracted
    • Running a red light and hitting a pedestrian who is crossing on a “walk” signal
    • Backing up into a pedestrian in a parking lot or while exiting a driveway

    These are just some circumstances and examples of how motorist negligence can lead to serious accidents with pedestrians. If you were involved in any type of pedestrian accident in which another person or party was negligent, reach out to our firm to learn how a Santa Clarita pedestrian injury attorney can help.

    Contact our firm online or by phone at 661.294.0044 to get started.

    How to Find the Right Santa Clarita Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

    It’s important that you find a pedestrian accident attorney who suits your needs and knows how to handle your claim for maximum compensation. Your attorney should know the deadline for filing your lawsuit (the statute of limitations) in California. Your attorney should also have a record of successfully handling pedestrian accident claims in your area (including a court trial if necessary). There are many pedestrian accident laws that vary from state to state and even city to city. You want a legal team that knows the California law, as well as the types of personal injury statutes that apply to your case.

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    city scene with people walking

    At the Law Offices of C. Ray Carlson, we have a history of success in complex pedestrian accident claims in and around SCV, the San Fernando Valley, and beyond. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients; we know how to properly investigate your case and build a strong claim that supports your maximum recovery. By arming yourself with professional legal representation, you can better ensure that you obtain the best possible results.

    Reach Out to Us Today for a Free Consultation

    We are well-versed in all things concerning personal injury. We pride ourselves on working aggressively for our clients while they take the time they need to recover. We speak on their behalf, communicating with all other parties, including attorneys and insurance companies. Our job as your attorney is to represent you effectively, exploring all options, so we can get the best results for your case. We believe that our job is to protect your legal rights throughout every step of the process.

    During your free consultation, we can discuss the information about your accident, your injuries, and any evidence you have for us to use for your case. We also can answer any questions you may have about the upcoming legal process. Our advice is to hire an injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident, so do not delay.