It’s an unfortunate statistic, but California has the highest number
of pedestrian fatalities each year. Most of these fatalities are caused
by motor vehicle operators who fail to exercise reasonable care while
driving, particularly in housing tracts and around schools.
Examples of driver negligence includes, but is not limited to:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
Steps to Take After an Accident
If you’re the victim of a pedestrian accident, there are certain
steps you need to take if you intend to file a personal injury claim.
If your injuries are too severe to complete these steps, contact the
San Diego personal injury attorneys at Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin LLP. We can thoroughly investigate
your case, interview witnesses, and help you file a personal injury claim.
The 7 steps to take after a pedestrian accident:
- Call 911 and report your accident
- Take pictures of your injuries and the vehicle involved, if possible
- Write down the witness names and phone numbers
- Seek medical attention
- Request copies of your medical records
- Don’t give any information away to a rival insurance company
- Call a personal injury lawyer
After an accident, it’s imperative that you seek medical attention
for your injuries. The validity of your personal injury claim won’t
be questioned just because you received treatment. It’s also essential
that you don’t personally speak with the defendant’s insurance
company. It’s not unusual for insurance companies to trick plaintiff’s
into revealing information or making statements that can sabotage their
personal injury claim.
Schedule a Consultation
In California, a plaintiff has 2 years to file a personal injury claim.
While this seems like a long time, it’s important to seek legal
representation as soon as possible. At Allen, Semelsberger & Kaelin
LLP, we can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and do everything
in our power to maximize your claim.
Call Allen, Semeslberger & Kaelin LLP at (888) 998-2031 to schedule a consultation.