7 Steps to Take After a Pedestrian Accident


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
  • Speeding
  • 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:

  1. Call 911 and report your accident
  2. Take pictures of your injuries and the vehicle involved, if possible
  3. Write down the witness names and phone numbers
  4. Seek medical attention
  5. Request copies of your medical records
  6. Don’t give any information away to a rival insurance company
  7. 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.