Nadrich & Cohen represents those who have been injured in pedestrian accidents in Merced, CA. If you or a loved one were injured or killed in a car accident while you were a pedestrian, a pedestrian accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can file a personal injury claim on your behalf seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain, suffering, wrongful death and more.
There were 421 traffic accidents involving pedestrians in Merced, CA from 2012 through 2012, according to California Highway Patrol data. It’s often a nice day to take a walk in sunny California, but unfortunately sometimes pedestrians are struck by vehicles. When pedestrian accident injuries happen, their victims can be left with serious injuries like traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries, unable to work and unable to pay their medical bills since they’re not able to work. Dire situations like this are the kinds of situations that the personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen can help with.
Nadrich & Cohen handles pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not be charged an upfront fee or any out-of-pocket fees. We will not charge you any fee to represent you regarding your pedestrian accident claim or pedestrian accident lawsuit until and unless we recover financial compensation on your behalf. The only fee we will charge is a percentage of any compensation we recover from an at-fault party or insurance company.
If you can’t afford to have your pedestrian injuries treated, our pedestrian accident attorneys can get you to doctors who will treat your injuries without charging you until your case ends. Why are doctors willing to do this for our clients? Because they know we obtain great results for our clients.
Call us now for a free consultation, text us from this page or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page so an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can get started on your personal injury case today. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have been helping pedestrian accident victims recover compensation for their injuries since 1990 and have recovered over $400,000,000 for clients.
What Compensation Is Available After Pedestrian Accidents Occur?
Unfortunately, when people go for walks, pedestrian safety is not guaranteed, so sometimes pedestrian accidents occur. When pedestrian accidents happen, victims are often left with huge medical bills to pay and unable to pay them since they’re hurt too badly to work. However, by hiring experienced pedestrian accident lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen, if you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to recover compensation for:
If you were a pedestrian who was struck and injured by a motor vehicle, you’re probably facing huge medical bills already. You may have also suffered severe injuries which will necessitate future treatment, leading to even more medical expenses. A personal injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for any past or future medical bills related to your pedestrian accident.
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Your pedestrian accident case may involve wages you were unable to earn because you were hurt too badly to work or had to take time off work to have injuries treated. We help people recover lost wages by filing pedestrian accident claims on their behalf.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
When car accidents involving pedestrians occur, the pedestrians are sometimes hurt so badly they can never work again, or can never again work in the same field. If you suffered a serious injury as a pedestrian in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a loss or reduction of your earning capacity as a result, we can help you recover compensation for this.
Pain And Suffering
When pedestrians are struck by motor vehicles, their injuries often lead to tremendous physical pain and mental suffering. This pain and suffering is something we can help you recover financial compensation for.
Unfortunately, pedestrian fatalities sometimes occur. When pedestrian deaths occur, the families of those lost in the accidents can recover compensation for their loved ones’ medical bills, pain, suffering, burial costs and funeral bills. A personal injury lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can also help you recover compensation for the loss of your loved one’s companionship, love, household services, income and more.
Do I Need A Merced Pedestrian Accident Attorney To Handle My Personal Injury Claim?
You do not technically require a lawyer to file a pedestrian accident claim or lawsuit. However, you will not be able to recover the financial compensation you’re entitled to under California law if you are not represented by a lawyer. So, if you want to recover the most compensation possible for your injuries, even after attorney fees are taken into account, then yes, you need a lawyer.
There are two reasons why it is crucial for you to be represented by a lawyer after being injured in a pedestrian accident:
- Insurance companies will only offer low ball offers if you don’t have a lawyer
- It is dangerous for you to talk to the at-fault party’s insurance company
Insurance Companies Will Only Offer Low Ball Offers If You Don’t Have A Lawyer
If a motorist strikes a pedestrian in California and it’s the motorist’s fault, then, under California, law, the motorist is liable for the pedestrian’s injuries. What this means, in practice, is the motorist’s insurance company is legally obligated to pay for the pedestrian’s losses like medical bills, lost wages, etc., in their entirety, up to the policy limits.
If you’re assuming that just because an insurance company is legally obligated to do so they will, you’re wrong. Yes, California law obligates them to do so. However, the only way to enforce California law in this situation is to file a lawsuit if and when the insurance company refuses to provide the injury victim with a fair settlement offer. You must be able to file a lawsuit and win that lawsuit to force the insurance company to pay you what you’re entitled to.
The insurance company can afford to hire lawyers to handle any pedestrian accident case, so they know you can’t beat them in court without a lawyer of your own. So, if you don’t have a lawyer, they simply won’t offer you a fair settlement offer regarding your pedestrian accident claim. They’ll low ball you and dare you to sue them, knowing you can’t win a lawsuit.
However, if you are represented by experienced pedestrian accident lawyers with a reputation for success in handling pedestrian accident cases, then the insurance company knows it has to pay you what you’re entitled to. The insurance company now knows that if it doesn’t pay you what you’re entitled to, it will be sued, it will lose in court and it will have to pay you what you’re entitled to and expensive legal fees.
Nadrich & Cohen have a 30+ year track record of success handling pedestrian accident cases. Insurance companies respect and fear Nadrich & Cohen. When they see our name on a letter of representation, they know you mean business. They know you can sue them and win. Almost every single one of our pedestrian accident cases settles out of court because of this. Insurance companies see that we’re representing you and they know it will be cheaper to settle out of court for a fair amount than to have to pay you that same fair amount anyway after spending money on trial lawyers.
Studies show injury victims who hire lawyers end up recovering far more money when they hire lawyers than when they don’t, even after accounting for attorney fees. The best way to make sure you recover the most money possible for your pedestrian accident injuries is to hire experienced lawyers like Nadrich & Cohen.
It Is Dangerous For You To Talk To The At-Fault Party’s Insurance Company
Insurance adjusters are not your friend. Their goal is not to make sure you’re fully compensated for your injuries. Their goal is to preserve their employers’ profit margin, and they will not hesitate to resort to dirty tricks to do this.
One dirty trick insurance adjusters use is trying to trick you into saying certain things when you’re talking with them on the phone and you’re being recorded.
The at-fault party’s insurance company will probably call you soon after your injuries, try to get you to make a recorded statement and try to pressure you into accepting a low ball settlement offer. Don’t talk to them. It’s dangerous. Let lawyers talk with them for you.
The insurance adjuster will try to trick you into saying things that imply you were partially at fault for your pedestrian accident. The insurance adjuster will try to trick you into saying things that imply your injuries aren’t as severe as you claim.
If you fall for the adjuster’s tricks, the value of your claim will instantly plummet. This could cause you to suffer unnecessary financial hardship.
Call us today for a free consultation so we can handle all communications with insurance companies for you. We’ll protect the value of your claim and protect your legal rights. We’ll negotiate like pit bulls with the insurance companies, making sure you receive every penny you’re entitled to.
Can I Recover Compensation If I Was Partially At Fault For My Pedestrian Accident Injuries?
Sometimes pedestrians are partially at fault for their injuries. For example, if a pedestrian is jaywalking while they are struck by a distracted driver, both the distracted driver and the jaywalking pedestrian are partially at fault for the accident.
According to studies, it’s becoming more common for pedestrians to be responsible for car accidents. Why? Electronics like cell phones are the primary reason. While walking around Merced, you have to stay alert and stay aware of what’s around you. Increasing numbers of pedestrians who are distracted by cell phones are walking into traffic and intersections, leading to dangerous situations.
If you were partially at fault for your pedestrian accident, you can still recover compensation for your injuries. That’s because California is a comparative negligence state. Each at-fault party is assigned a percentage of fault for the accident.
The way comparative negligence in California works is as follows: if you are found to be 30 percent at fault for an accident, the amount of money you are eligible to recover is simply reduced by 30 percent.
Don’t hesitate to call our Merced pedestrian accident lawyers today, especially if you are being accused of being partially at fault for your accident. We’ll do whatever it takes to minimize your percentage of fault for the accident. The lower percentage of fault which is attributed to you, the more financial compensation you’ll be able to recover.
What Is The Time Limit For Filing A Pedestrian Accident Claim In Merced?
While some circumstances can extend the statute of limitations, it’s the circumstances which can shorten it that you need to look out for. One such example is when a government entity is partially or entirely responsible for your pedestrian accident.
When government entities are involved in personal injury claims, injury victims have only six months to file their claim in California.
An example of a a situation where a government entity would be at fault for a pedestrian accident is if a vehicle strikes a pedestrian due to a defective traffic signal or badly-placed stop sign.
Call us today for a free consultation so we can get started on your case today. Calling us today gives us the most time possible to build a convincing pedestrian accident case for you and make sure everything is filed in time. You shouldn’t expect the best results possible if you wait until the last second. Call us today.
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Call us today for a free consultation so we can fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. We can:
- Identify all at-fault parties to maximize your compensation
- Accurately determine the value of your claim
- Gather all evidence necessary to prove another party was at fault for your accident
- Put together a strong, convincing case for you
- Send a demand letter to the at-fault party’s insurance company
- Negotiate on your behalf with the at-fault party’s insurance company
- If necessary, represent you in court
The way to recover compensation in a pedestrian accident case is to prove that your injuries were caused by another party’s negligence. We have been proving that our clients’ injuries were caused by the negligence of others for over three decades. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients by proving the negligence of others. Proving others’ negligence is our bread and butter at Nadrich & Cohen. It is what we do best and have been doing since 1990.
Call us now so we can put our vast experience to work for you and recover for you the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.