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Orange County Pedestrian Injury Lawyer

Legal Representation for Orange County Pedestrian Accident Victims

attorney Aaron HicksIn car-crazed California, pedestrians may be looked down upon by some, but it’s the easiest, simplest, and most economical way to get around. Pedestrians must be wary of vehicles, bicycles, e-bikes, electric scooters, motorcycles, and construction equipment. If you or a loved one are injured in a pedestrian accident, the Orange County pedestrian accident attorneys at the Hicks Law Firm can help.

Aaron Hicks helps accident victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. If another party’s negligence or intentional act caused a severe injury, contact us today at (949) 541-9944 to schedule a risk-free, no-obligation consultation.

How Do Orange County Pedestrian Accidents Happen?

Here are everyday situations where others injure pedestrians:

  • Crosswalk Accidents: Crosswalks are designated areas for pedestrians to cross the road safely. Some drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks, leading to accidents. This can occur at marked or unmarked crosswalks, including intersections and mid-block crossings

  • Intersection Collisions: Intersections are hazardous for pedestrians. Drivers may fail to observe traffic signals, stop signs, or pedestrian signals, leading to accidents when pedestrians are legally crossing the road. Left-turning vehicles can also pose a risk if they fail to yield to pedestrians

  • Distracted Driving Accidents: Distracted driving is a top reason for pedestrian accidents. When drivers are distracted by their phones, navigation systems, eating, or other activities, they may not notice pedestrians near them, leading to collisions

  • Impaired Driving Accidents: Drivers impaired by alcohol, drugs, or medications pose a significant risk to pedestrians and everyone else. Impaired drivers may have reduced reaction times, poor judgment, and decreased awareness, making them more likely to strike pedestrians

  • Speeding and Reckless Driving: Excessive speed and reckless driving behaviors, such as running red lights, ignoring stop signs, or making unsafe lane changes, increase the chances of accidents involving pedestrians. A speeding care may not be able to stop in time to prevent a collision

  • Backing-Up Accidents: Drivers backing up their vehicles without proper caution can collide with pedestrians, particularly in parking lots, driveways, or tight spaces where visibility is limited

  • Failure to Yield Accidents: Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians when required, such as when making turns or exiting driveways or in parking lots, can cause severe accidents

  • Poor Visibility Conditions: Inclement weather conditions, inadequate street lighting, or obstructed views can reduce visibility for both drivers and pedestrians, increasing the risk of accidents

  • School Accidents: Pedestrian accidents involving children often occur in school zones, where traffic congestion and an increased number of pedestrians contribute to the risk. Careless drivers can also ignore flashing red lights and strike a child leaving a school bus

  • Construction Zones: Pedestrian accidents can occur near construction zones when drivers fail to observe traffic control measures and pedestrian pathways or slow down. Construction equipment operators may also be more focused on work than the pedestrians walking nearby

If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident, get legal representation from a pedestrian accident lawyer at the Hicks Law Firm so you can pursue effective insurance claims and legal action.

Why Should I Retain the Hicks Law Firm After a Pedestrian Accident?

If you’re a pedestrian accident victim, hiring Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer Aaron Hicks can both simplify your life and provide you with compensation you may be unable to obtain yourself. Here are some compelling reasons to consider hiring a lawyer:

  • Legal Expertise: A lawyer specializing in pedestrian accidents has in-depth knowledge and experience in this area of law. They understand liability, insurance coverage, and the legal strategies necessary to build a strong case. Do you?

  • Protecting Your Rights: Insurance companies prioritize profits so they want to minimize what they pay in claims. We will advocate for your best interests, handle communication with the insurance company, and work to prevent any unfair tactics or undervaluation of your claim

  • Gathering and Preserving Evidence: A skilled Orange County pedestrian accident lawyer will investigate your case. We will gather evidence such as accident reports, witness statements, surveillance footage, and medical records. Hicks Law Firm attorneys will also work with accident reconstruction experts, if needed, to establish liability and strengthen your claim

  • Determination of Liability: Determining liability in a pedestrian accident can be challenging. One of our lawyers will review the circumstances of the accident, assess any contributing factors such as driver negligence, traffic violations, or poor road conditions, and identify the responsible parties

  • Negotiating with Insurance Companies: Thanks to evidence developed during the investigation, a Hicks Law Firm lawyer negotiated with the insurance company for you. They will use their skills and legal knowledge to pursue a settlement that fairly compensates you for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages

  • Litigation Representation: We will take your case to court if a fair settlement can’t be reached. Our attorneys have litigation experience and will present your case to a judge and jury. Your interests will be protected throughout the entire process

  • Support and Guidance: Dealing with the consequences of a pedestrian accident can be financially and emotionally challenging. We understand what you and your family are going through. The Hicks Law Firm will provide compassionate support, guidance, and reassurance when you need it most

  • Maximizing Compensation: Because we know accident and insurance laws, we’ve devoted our careers to practicing law and negotiate with insurance companies every day, chances are we’ll provide you far more compensation, with much less hassle, than if you handled your case yourself

  • We Work on a Contingency Fee Basis: You won’t pay upfront fees, and we’ll only collect a fee if we recover compensation for you. This allows you access to our services without adding additional financial burdens

Hiring the Hicks Law Firm ensures that you have a strong advocate protecting your rights and fighting for fair compensation you deserve.

Contact an Experienced Orange County Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Aaron Hicks is a pedestrian accident attorney, and the Hicks Law Firm has handled thousands of pedestrian accident injury cases. Our firm serves clients seeking to file a pedestrian accident injury claim throughout Orange County including Costa Mesa, Irvine, Tustin, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach and throughout Southern California.

Our clients include walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and families enjoying the day when a severe accident occurred. If that happens to you and you have questions about the law or want legal representation, call 949-541-9944 or fill out our online contact form so we can discuss your case.