According to recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 76,000 pedestrians were injured in pedestrian-vehicle accidents in the U.S., including pedestrians injured in accidents with cars, trucks, buses, and other types of vehicles.
Pedestrians in California accounted for nearly 15,000 of those 76,000 nationwide pedestrian injuries. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable in accidents with motor vehicles, and injuries can range from minor to life-threatening depending on the speed and force of the motor vehicle and the impact.
Paul Hoybjerg is an experienced attorney with a personable approach to the circumstances surrounding his client’s pedestrian accident. He’ll help you receive a fair settlement – if you don’t win, you don’t pay.
What Is A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
In broad terms, an injured person can file a claim against the party who allegedly caused the injury through negligence. The lawsuit allows you to have personal injury attorneys seek compensation, such as lost wages, medical bills/medical costs from medical treatment, and other pain and suffering costs.
If you believe your serious pedestrian accident lawsuit case is worth more than the insurance company offers, and the company’s representative indicates it’s unlikely the offer will increase during injury settlement negotiations, then you must take advantage of Hoybjerg Law’s free initial consultation.
California’s personal injury statute of limitations is two years, meaning if you or your loved one continues to suffer from injuries sustained during a car accident, you can file a lawsuit.
Do not cash a check or sign paperwork related to the serious injuries sustained in your car crash without legal guidance. Doing so may limit your ability to seek legal recourse.
Our personal injury lawyer, Paul Hoybjerg, can help you determine your lawsuit’s scope and options when you meet with him.
Hoybjerg Law Firm's Process
Paul Hoybjerg is an experienced pedestrian accident attorney representing pedestrian accident victims’ claims with common injuries, severe injuries, or wrongful death.
While each pedestrian accident lawsuit is different, our pedestrian accident lawyers do follow a proven legal process to achieve results.
1. Free Initial Consultation
The aftermath of a car crash can be disorienting, with insurance companies rushing you to settle, especially if you or a loved one suffered a severe injury. Our free consultation will allow you to get to know our law firm, and we’ll listen to your concerns and answer your questions. Our philosophy is that if we don’t win, you don’t pay, and that’s reflected in our free consultation.
2. Investigate The Accident
We obtain the police report about your accident, examine photos and videos from the crash scene where the accident happened, and speak to relevant witnesses. When we have established liability, we begin to build your personal injury claim.
3. Build Your Claim
We want you to receive the care you need to live your life as close to how you did before being hit by a car or accident. When there is nothing more doctors can do, we help you gather your medical records, medical bills, and other medical expenses incurred. It’s important to seek us out as early as possible so that you receive treatment and build your claim before the two-year statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit.
4. Negotiate A Settlement
We will send out a demand package - a collection of all the medical bills and documents that illustrate your injuries, wage loss, etc., since the car accident - to the at-fault party’s insurance company. Paul Hoybjerg and his team will negotiate in your best interest to ensure you receive a fair offer.
5. Litigate Your Case
While we hope to settle, there are times when your auto accident claim must go to court. Our team will aggressively represent you and pursue an outcome in your best interest.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Pedestrian Accidents
Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence, and several factors can contribute to a pedestrian. One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is driver negligence. Drivers who are distracted, impaired, speeding, or failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks or other designated areas can put pedestrians at risk.
Pedestrian negligence is also a factor in many accidents. Individuals who are jaywalking, walking while distracted, or not paying attention to traffic signals and crossing signs can be hit by a vehicle.
Both drivers and pedestrians under the influence of alcohol or drugs are more likely to be involved in pedestrian accidents. To reduce the risk of pedestrian accidents, it is important for both drivers and pedestrians to be aware of their surroundings, follow traffic laws and signals, and take precautions to avoid accidents.
Yes, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries in a pedestrian accident in California. California law allows pedestrians who are injured in accidents caused by another party’s negligence to seek compensation for their losses.
If the driver of the vehicle was at fault for the accident, you may be able to file a claim with their insurance company to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. In California, drivers are required to carry liability insurance coverage, which can provide compensation for injured pedestrians.
If the driver does not have sufficient insurance coverage or is uninsured, you may be able to recover compensation through your own insurance policy, such as through uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.
California follows a comparative negligence system, which means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you may still be able to recover some compensation for your injuries. However, the amount of compensation you can recover may be reduced to reflect your level of fault.
It is important to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in California. An attorney can help you understand pedestrian accident injuries, your legal rights, and options for pursuing compensation and can work to negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf or litigate your case in court if necessary.
At Hoybjerg Law, your free case evaluation, legal counsel, and legal fees are paid for by your settlement. Our law firm always has the incentive to help you recover compensation because you don’t pay if we don’t win.
Most personal injury attorneys work for big law firms based in Los Angeles or the Bay Area. Paul Hoybjerg and his team live in the area they represent, ensuring Hoybjerg Law clients have a local advocate to reach a fair settlement.
Paul takes the time to listen to his client to determine the strength of their pedestrian accident case. He has successfully won pedestrian accident cases against major corporations, goliath insurance conglomerates, and other attorneys that try to bully injured parties. Paul is an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who does not back down and advocates for his clients, ensuring their voices are heard and their rights are protected.