Some of the most devastating accidents involve pedestrians. These individuals are vulnerable to out-of-control vehicles on the road, so when an accident happens, a pedestrian can suffer terrible injuries. Some of these injuries can be fatal. As a pedestrian accident victim, you may have debilitating injuries, crippling debt and other damages.
You can recover these damages with a claim or lawsuit and hold the responsible party accountable, and you may also find some closure after the incident. Filing, managing and settling your action can be done by a Modesto pedestrian accident lawyer from Nadrich & Cohen. You will only have to focus on your recovery.
The Damages You Can Claim in Your Modesto Pedestrian Accident Case
You can claim any damages you experienced or will experience because of another person’s negligent actions. These damages can include physical damages, financial damages, and even mental and emotional damages. For example, depending on the nature of your case, you could claim:
- Physical pain and suffering
- The costs of assisted living care or assistive equipment
- Lost earning potential
- Your medical expenses and anticipated medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Mental and emotional suffering
One of our firm’s personal injury lawyers can help you determine what your damages are and then valuate them. It’s possible to valuate even mental and emotional damages, but, on your own, you may struggle to convince the other party’s insurance company that your valuations are justified.
Losses in a Wrongful Death Case
You may have lost a family member in a tragic pedestrian accident caused by another individual. If so, we’re very sorry this happened. You’re not responsible for your family’s losses, so you can demand the following losses and possibly others:
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium and companionship
- Lost family income
- Unresolved medical bills
- Funeral costs and related costs
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
It may seem impossible to assign monetary values to many of your losses. However, a wrongful death lawyer from our firm can help with this and then either negotiate a settlement with the insurer or litigate your case for a court judgment.
The Services Our Modesto Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Provide
A pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm can take over your entire case for you, allowing you to focus on your recovery and your family. Your lawyer will handle legal matters and related matters for you, including:
- Investigating your accident
- Gathering evidence for your case, such as police and medical documents
- Finding corroborating evidence, like statements from a medical expert and an accident reconstructionist
- Establishing the other party’s negligence and liability in your case
- Valuating your damages for you
- Negotiating or litigating your case in your pursuit of a fair outcome
Since our lawyers work on a contingency basis, you won’t have to pay your lawyer until your case resolves, so hiring us won’t complicate your financial matters. Your lawyer may even be able to refer you to a medical professional who works on a lien, so you also wouldn’t have to pay this professional until after your case resolves.
Understanding Shared Fault
Fault can be difficult to understand, particularly in California.
California has a comparative fault law (outlined in California Civil Jury Instructions No. 405) that states that both a defendant and a plaintiff can share fault in a case, and when fault is shared, a plaintiff’s award is reduced accordingly. For example, if you’re held 10% at fault in your case, your award will be reduced by 10%.
Your lawyer can protect you from any accusations that you were negligent and partially at fault in your case.
The Filing Deadline for Modesto Pedestrian Accident Lawsuits
Another service one of our attorneys will provide is making sure your case progresses in a timely manner. This may be important for your case if you want to file any kind of lawsuit, if you’re considering a lawsuit, or if a lawsuit becomes your best option later in your case. Your attorney will have to meet the filing deadline for your lawsuit.
In California, according to CCP § 335.1, the filing deadline for a personal injury lawsuit is two years from the date of an incident, and the filing deadline for a wrongful death lawsuit is two years from the date of loss of life.
By getting your pedestrian accident attorney in Modesto soon, you’ll give your attorney their best chance of meeting the filing deadline for your lawsuit. You’ll also give your attorney more time to build your case and make it as strong as possible.
The Main Reason to Get a Modesto Personal Injury Attorney From Our Firm
Our personal injury attorney manages personal injury cases, like pedestrian accident cases and wrongful death cases, almost exclusively, so a personal injury attorney knows how to handle a case like yours.
Our firm has been successful with cases, obtaining over $350,000,000 for our clients. You can expect your Modesto pedestrian attorney to do everything in their power to assist you and achieve a fair outcome for your case.
Call Nadrich & Cohen Today for a Free Case Review
If you or a loved one is a pedestrian accident victim in Stanislaus County, reach out to our firm. We’ve assisted many people like you with their cases, so we’re confident we can assist you with yours. Even if your case involves the loss of a loved one, we can help you pursue damages.
Upon calling us, we’ll offer a free consultation. If you accept, we’ll review your case with you and offer advice about how to proceed with it. If you decide to hire one of our attorneys, you’ll be able to rely on them to represent your needs and those of your loved ones to the best of their ability. Call Nadrich & Cohen today for your free consultation.