Mountain View Pedestrian Accidents

Even when pedestrians comply with the rules of the road and exercise caution and due care, they cannot control the actions of others sharing the road. Every day, pedestrians are injured and killed in accidents as the result of someone else’s negligence. If you or a loved one was injured in a pedestrian accident, a personal injury lawyer at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger can help you pursue a claim against the responsible party.

Pedestrian Accident Practice

  • Our law firm focuses on personal injury law. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping injured clients get the compensation that they deserve from all responsible parties.
  • We take on all of the financial risks in our personal injury cases. We never charge attorneys’ fees until our clients have been awarded compensation at trial or reached a settlement agreement for their injury claim.
  • For more than six decades, clients have trusted our law firm to handle their injury claims. We offer free consultations and case evaluations. Our attorneys will go over your accident and discuss your potential legal recovery options.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

Common causes of pedestrian accidents include distracted driving, intoxicated drivers, speeding, and driver inattention. These types of accidents are caused by drivers breaching their duty of care to pedestrians, and they should be held accountable accordingly. In pursuing your claim, we will investigate all of the accident-related facts and circumstances and gather evidence that proves the defendant’s liability.

Important evidence may include the driver’s cell phone records and the accident report. We will interview accident witnesses and first responders. In the case of an intoxicated driver, we will collect evidence, such as breathalyzer and blood test results. We will also speak with anyone who was with the driver prior to the accident and may have witnessed the driver’s impaired behavior and physical condition.

Wrongful Death Claims and Survival Actions

It is well-established that pedestrians are the most vulnerable road users, and unfortunately, pedestrian accident injuries are often fatal. After a pedestrian death, surviving family members may have a wrongful death claim against the responsible parties. In California, survivors may pursue compensation for their losses, such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of the decedent’s financial support, and loss of the decedent’s care and companionship.

In some cases, survival actions may be appropriate to compensate the decedent’s estate for the losses he or she suffered before death. Survival actions are only available when the pedestrian lived long enough after the accident to experience losses that would have been recoverable in a personal injury claim if he or she had survived. Pain and suffering are not available, but other damages, such as lost income and medical bills, may be recovered.

Pedestrian Accident Attorney

We know the emotional and physical recovery after a pedestrian accident can be challenging and stressful, and we want to help. Contact a personal injury attorney at Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger to review your accident and discuss how we can help you pursue a claim for compensation against the responsible party.