Moreno Valley Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Moreno Valley Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Whenever a motor vehicle driver hits a pedestrian, the victim is likely to sustain severe injuries. Resolving the aftermath of a pedestrian accident will follow a similar process as you could expect after any other vehicle accident, and it is important to have legal counsel you can trust for these proceedings. A Moreno Valley pedestrian accident lawyer can help their client navigate the civil claim filing process and recover compensation for their damages.

Legal Representation for Pedestrian Accident Claims in Moreno Valley, CA

The attorneys at Easton & Easton have helped many past clients through all types of personal injury cases in Moreno Valley, including those filed in response to pedestrian accidents. We can assist you in determining the optimal path to recovery, including filing an auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver and building a comprehensive personal injury claim that aims for maximum compensation.

Our goal for every case we accept is maximum client recovery in the most efficient manner. If you are able to file an auto insurance claim against the at-fault driver, we can help maximize your claim payout and resolve any issues you encounter with the insurance carrier. When it’s time to build your personal injury case, you can rely on our team to help prove liability and firmly establish the full scope of your claimable damages.

Do not make the mistake of attempting to handle all your legal efforts on your own. The right attorney can be an invaluable asset for the difficult proceedings ahead of you, and the sooner you reach out to legal counsel you can trust, the more likely you will be to succeed with your recovery efforts. Our firm is ready to handle your legal affairs so you can focus on your recovery with peace of mind.

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How to Prove Fault for a Pedestrian Accident in Moreno Valley

Before the plaintiff of any civil claim will be able to recover compensation for their damages, they must be ready to prove who caused their damages and the manner in which they caused them. Most of the personal injury claims filed in Moreno Valley arise from negligence, or failure to use reasonable care, but it is also possible for illegal actions to cause these accidents.

A few of the most commonly cited causes of pedestrian accidents in Moreno Valley are:

  • Speeding. Any time a driver speeds, they put themselves and others at risk, especially pedestrians in busy metropolitan areas. If a driver collides with a pedestrian, they are likely to inflict severe injuries, and the chance of catastrophic or fatal injuries increases significantly in accidents that happen at higher speeds.
  • Moving violations. Drivers who perform illegal turns, run red lights or stop signs, or fail to yield the right-of-way where appropriate can easily cause pedestrian accidents, especially in busy urban areas.
  • Distracted driving. Cell phone use behind the wheel and other distractions account for many accidents throughout the United States each year. Your Moreno Valley pedestrian accident lawyer can help gather the evidence needed to prove that an at-fault driver was distracted when they caused your accident.
  • Intoxicated driving. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is the most commonly cited form of illegal misconduct responsible for motor vehicle accidents throughout the United States each year. A driver who injures a pedestrian because of a DUI faces liability for the victim’s damages and criminal prosecution from the state. Penalties for DUI convictions increase significantly when the defendant has injured or killed someone.

These are only a few possible ways for a pedestrian accident to happen in Moreno Valley. If you are unsure how to prove fault for your recent accident, your attorney can provide the guidance you need in this situation. You may need physical evidence, digital evidence like a vehicle computer or driver’s cell phone records, witness testimony from those who saw the accident happen, and footage captured by nearby traffic cameras.

Once you have proven liability for your pedestrian accident, you can proceed with pursuing compensation for your damages. This may start with an auto insurance claim, but if the at-fault driver’s auto insurance cannot fully compensate you for your losses, you will need to file a personal injury claim against them to recover the full extent of your damages.

Claiming Compensation for Your Pedestrian Accident in Moreno Valley

The objective of a personal injury suit is to hold a defendant accountable for the damages they inflicted through their negligence or illegal misconduct. Once you have identified the driver who caused your pedestrian accident and proven how they caused the accident, you can then seek compensation for all damages they inflicted with their actions.

Under California’s personal injury laws, the plaintiff in a personal injury suit has the right to seek full repayment of the economic losses they suffered in the incident. It’s important to remember that you have the right to claim compensation for immediate and future damages arising from the incident:

  • If any of your personal property was damaged or destroyed, the defendant is liable for all associated repair or replacement costs.
  • Pedestrian accidents have a high chance of causing catastrophic injuries, many of which require extensive medical care. The defendant who caused your injuries is liable for all the medical expenses you incur for reaching maximum medical improvement, including necessary future treatments.
  • If you are unable to work due to your injuries, the defendant is liable for the income you cannot earn during your recovery. If the accident resulted in permanent damage, you may be able to recover compensation for future income you are no longer able to earn. An experienced Moreno Valley pedestrian accident lawyer will know how to accurately calculate these projected damages.
  • The state’s personal injury laws allow a plaintiff to seek pain and suffering compensation that reflects the severity of the physical pain, emotional distress, and psychological trauma the defendant caused. There is no limit to how much they can claim, but the amount sought should reasonably reflect the severity of the harm the plaintiff suffered.

When you choose Easton & Easton to represent your pedestrian accident claim in Moreno Valley, you will have a legal advocate ready to assist you with every aspect of your case proceedings. Our goal is to help our client maximize their recovery as fully as the law allows, and the sooner you connect with our firm, the more time we have to build your case.

Pedestrian Accidents FAQs

Q: Is the Driver Always at Fault for a Pedestrian Accident?

A: While a pedestrian has a duty of care to obey crossing signals and use reasonable caution while walking near traffic, a driver has a higher duty of care to prevent injuries to pedestrians. In almost all pedestrian accident cases, the driver is liable for the resulting damages. However, it is possible for a pedestrian to incur partial liability under the state’s pure comparative fault rule.

Q: What Does Comparative Fault Mean in a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

A: California’s pure comparative fault rule means that each liable party in any civil claim will have a fault percentage assigned. The plaintiff may face partial liability if they contributed to causing their damages, and their fault percentage will be deducted as a penalty from their case award to reflect their shared fault. For example, if a plaintiff is found to bear 25% liability, they lose 25% of the damages recovered from the defendant.

Q: How Much Is My Pedestrian Accident Claim Worth in Moreno Valley?

A: The total potential value of any pedestrian accident claim in Moreno Valley depends on the severity of the victim’s damages. Under the state’s personal injury statutes, the plaintiff may seek compensation for any economic damages they suffered because of the defendant’s negligence or misconduct, and they have the right to seek as much pain and suffering compensation as they deem appropriate.

Q: Can I File an Auto Insurance Claim After a Pedestrian Accident?

A: State law requires drivers to have auto insurance that meets basic coverage requirements, and this insurance comes into play after any vehicle accident. If the at-fault driver has insurance, you can file a claim against them for some initial recovery. However, if they do not have enough coverage to fully compensate for your damages or if they do not have insurance at all, you will need to file a personal injury claim.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Moreno Valley Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?

A: The attorneys at Easton & Easton can take your pedestrian accident claim on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will be required to pay our firm a fee only after we win your case. There are no upfront or ongoing attorneys’ fees, and the contingency fee at the end of your case will be a percentage of the total amount we recover for you. There is no risk of paying more for legal counsel than you win in compensation for your damages.

Easton & Easton can provide the comprehensive legal representation you need to approach your impending case with confidence and peace of mind. You have a limited window in which to file your claim after an accident, and the sooner you secure legal representation, the better your chances are of success with your recovery efforts. Contact Easton & Easton today to schedule your consultation with a Moreno Valley pedestrian accident law firm.

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Jeffrey N.

I was in a pretty bad car accident and decided to have Easton & Easton represent me, Travis Easton to be specific. Travis Easton and his paralegal made the whole process effortless. They were so understanding and helpful! The entire thing was a gigantic mess, yet Travis managed to make it run like clockwork. I would HIGHLY recommend Easton & Easton! If you are ever in need of a personal defense attorney Easton & Easton is the firm to represent you!

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My life changed in a matter of seconds after a catastrophic spinal cord injury that left me disabled. Brian Easton and his team worked on my case non stop for 3 years and provided me the justice I deserved. I couldn’t have been more content.
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Brian Easton and his team, Gabe Mendoza and Amera Hajali, helped me during a very difficult time in my life. I had a significant injury from a car accident, and wound up seeking out Easton & Easton when I was having difficulties getting help from my doctors. The Easton team took a lot of stress off of me while acting as my advocates to help me get the care I needed, and saw my case all the way through to a healthy settlement.

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