Nadrich & Cohen represents those who are injured in pedestrian accidents, helping them recover financial compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, wrongful death and more.
Salinas, CA saw 545 traffic accidents involving pedestrians from 2011 through 2020 according to California Highway Patrol data. Taking a walk can get you to where you want to go, it can be great exercise, or it can simply be an enjoyable experience on a nice day. However, unfortunately, since pedestrian safety isn’t always a guarantee, whenever you take a walk near traffic, there is the risk that you will be struck by a motor vehicle.
Pedestrian accident injuries can, unfortunately, be very serious injuries. Pedestrian accident cases often involve an injury victim who is injured too badly to work, who is facing huge medical bills due to their injuries, and who can’t pay those medical bills because they can’t work. This is where Nadrich & Cohen come in. A pedestrian accident attorney at Nadrich & Cohen can not only help you recover financial compensation for your medical bills and lost wages, but we can also get you to doctors who will treat your injuries on a lien. What this means is that these doctors will not charge you to treat you until your case is over. We work with the best doctors in Monterey County who are willing to do this for our clients because they know we get great results for our clients.
Best of all, if you allow us to file a personal injury claim on your behalf, our personal injury attorneys won’t charge you any legal fees until and unless we recover money to compensate you for your damages.
Call a Salinas pedestrian accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation if you or a loved one was injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. You can also fill out the free case evaluation form on this page, or you can text us from this page. We have been handling car accident cases involving pedestrians since 1990 and have recovered over $400,000,000 on behalf of our clients.
Types Of Pedestrian Accidents Nadrich & Cohen Handle
Nadrich & Cohen have been handling pedestrian accident cases for over three decades. We have vast experience in handling pedestrian accident claims involving personal injuries and wrongful deaths, including:
- Pedestrian accidents which involve drunk drivers
- Pedestrian accidents which occur because of malfunctioning road signage and signals
- Pedestrian accidents which occur because of distracted drivers
- Pedestrian accidents which involve trains
- Pedestrian accidents which involve buses
- Pedestrian accidents which involve motorcycles
- Pedestrian accidents which involve ridesharing vehicles such as Lyft or Uber vehicles
- Pedestrian accidents which involve severe pedestrian injuries such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries
- Pedestrian accidents which involve tractor-trailers or commercial trucks
Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Evidence will be necessary to prove that the car accident which injured you while you were a pedestrian was the fault of someone else. The evidence necessary to prove this in your personal injury case will end up depending upon specific details which apply to your accident. Depending upon what happened to you, you might have grounds to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle which struck you. You might have grounds to file a pedestrian accident claim against a company employing the driver who struck you. You might even have grounds to file a claim against a government entity. Nadrich & Cohen will perform a thorough investigation of your case and determine all possible defendants to maximize your recovery.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen have been handling litigation and settlement negotiations for many decades. We have the experience and expertise to handle your pedestrian accident case successfully. We will come up with custom-tailored legal strategies which will be best suited for the individual circumstances of your case. Our pedestrian accident lawyers will talk with witnesses, gather evidence, and possibly have consultations with expert witnesses to make sure that your case is as strong as it can be before entering settlement negotiations with an insurance company or with a defendant.
If you’re overwhelmed after your pedestrian crash, you can’t work and you’re facing tons of medical expenses, it’s vitally important for you to do whatever you can to give yourself the best chance of succeeding in your injury claim. An experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can assist you in navigating the legal process and help you recover the justice and compensation you deserve.
Do I Need A Pedestrian Accident Attorney To Handle My Personal Injury Claim?
Many pedestrian accident victims wonder if they can handle their injury claims themselves. While it is not technically necessary for them to have a lawyer, when pedestrian accidents occur, the pedestrians who are hurt will simply not be able to recover all of the financial compensation they’re actually legally entitled to if they don’t have a lawyer. In addition, it’s dangerous for pedestrian accident victims to handle their claims themselves because if they say the wrong thing to an insurance company, the value of their claim will immediately plummet.
Insurance Companies Won’t Pay You What You’re Entitled To If You Don’t Have A Lawyer
Pedestrian accident victims are legally entitled to full compensation for any damages they suffer as a result of the accident under California law if the accident occurred due to someone else’s negligence. What this essentially means is that if you were injured as a pedestrian involved in a motor vehicle accident and the accident was someone else’s fault, the person whose fault the accident was is legally obligated to pay you for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering and more. When pedestrian accidents happen, though, it’s not usually the person at fault who ends up paying – it’s their insurance company, who is legally obligated to pay the injury victim for all of their damages up to the policy limits. Policy limits such as bodily injury liability coverage limits will affect how much the insurance company is obligated to pay.
However, just because insurance companies are obligated to pay for all of the damages that pedestrians suffer in car accidents doesn’t mean they actually will, even when the pedestrians suffer severe injuries at the accident scene. While car insurance companies may be obligated to pay you for your damages, that doesn’t mean they necessarily will. In fact, they simply won’t unless you make them.
You see, the only way that California law regarding insurance companies’ obligation to pay you for your injuries can be enforced is through civil law. That means filing a lawsuit in response to an insurance company’s low-ball offer. However, the insurance companies know that you can’t file a lawsuit against them and win if you don’t have a lawyer. The insurance companies can afford good lawyers. If you don’t have a lawyer of your own, the insurance company will know you can’t make them offer you what you deserve, so they simply won’t offer you what you deserve. They’ll offer you a tiny fraction of what you deserve, and they’ll dare you to sue them over it.
This is where Nadrich & Cohen come into play. When insurance companies see you’re represented by a personal injury attorney at Nadrich & Cohen, they know you mean business. We’ve been dealing with insurance companies for over 30 years so insurance companies know us very well. They know that when we go to court, we win, so they know it’s a waste of legal fees to take us on in court. They know that when we represent an injury victim they have two choices: pay our client what they deserve, or pay lawyers to represent them in court, lose in court, and pay our client what they deserve anyways. Almost all of our cases end up getting settled out of court for fair amounts because of this.
The best thing you can do to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered in a pedestrian accident is to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen to represent you. Studies have shown that those who are injured and then hire lawyers recover way more compensation than those who don’t hire lawyers, even after taking into consideration legal fees.
Nadrich & Cohen Accident Injury Lawyers
Handling Your Claim On Your Own Is Very Dangerous
The reason why handling your pedestrian accident claim on your own is dangerous is because insurance companies will not hesitate to resort to dirty tricks to minimize the amount of money they pay you. They even go as far as to literally train their insurance adjusters to trick and manipulate injury victims into talking to them while being recorded and saying things that imply their injuries aren’t as bad as they claim or that they were partially or totally at fault for an accident.
You might think you won’t fall for their tricks once you’re aware that they do this. You’d be wrong. It’s amazing how they can twist the tiniest little thing you say and make it benefit them. Say the adjuster asks, “how are you doing?” You might reflexively respond, “fine.” You wouldn’t think anything of it when you do so. However, the insurance company can then use your response to claim that your injuries are not actually as bad as you are claiming. The insurance company can use your single word reply to justify paying you much less money – possibly tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars less.
As you can see, saying the tiniest little thing wrong to an insurance company can incriminate you and severely damage the value of your claim. For this reason, it’s vitally important that you hire a lawyer to represent you if you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident. You need a lawyer to handle all communications with insurance companies for you so you don’t accidentally damage the value of your claim.
Call us today for a free consultation so we can handle all communications and negotiations with insurance companies for you after your pedestrian accident. Not only will we make it so you don’t have to worry about incriminating yourself, but we’ll handle all negotiations for you as well. We’ll let you know how much your case is really worth. We’ll let you know when the insurance company’s offer isn’t fair, and we’ll let you know when their offer is fair. Call us today for a free case evaluation.
Compensation Available In Pedestrian Accident Cases
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a pedestrian accident, you might qualify for compensation for:
The bulk of compensation in most pedestrian accident cases comes in the form of compensation for medical bills. Most pedestrian accident victims are already facing medical bills when they hire a lawyer. However, many victims are also hurt so badly in pedestrian accidents that they will need medical care in the future. We can help recover compensation for any past or future medical expenses that you face due to your pedestrian accident.
Some of the worst injuries we see as injury lawyers are the injuries we see in pedestrian accident cases. Our clients are often left unable to work for extensive periods of time after their pedestrian accidents. Whether you miss work because you’re hurt too badly to work, or you miss work to attend medical appointments, we can help you recover any wages you’re unable to earn because of your pedestrian accident.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
It’s not uncommon for pedestrian accident victims to be hurt so badly that they’re unable to ever work in the same field again, or even unable to ever work again, period. If your pedestrian accident has caused you to suffer a loss or reduction of your earning capacity, the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover compensation for this.
Pain And Suffering
Pedestrian accidents can lead to especially severe injuries which involve especially severe physical pain and mental suffering, and this pain and suffering is something our lawyers can help you recover financial compensation for.
When pedestrian fatalities occur, the families of the deceased can pursue wrongful death claims against the person at fault for the accident. We can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf seeking compensation for the loss of your loved one’s income, love, company, companionship and household services. We can also help you seek compensation for your loved one’s funeral and burial bills, medical bills, pain and suffering.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Pedestrian Accidents In California?
Those who are injured in pedestrian accidents in California have two years to file a claim seeking compensation for their injuries. Failure to file a claim within this time period can forever bar a pedestrian accident victim from recovering compensation for their injuries.
However, this time limit is actually reduced to only six months when the claim involves a government entity. For example, if your pedestrian accident was partially caused by a dangerous roadway condition that a government entity should have fixed but didn’t, you would only have six months to file a claim.
Call us today to give us the best chance to put together a convincing case for you and make sure all paperwork is filed in time. Pedestrian accident claims can be complex and it can take time to put together a convincing case. The sooner you call us, the more time we’ll have to make sure your case is as convincing as possible. Call us today for a free consultation.
How Much Do Nadrich & Cohen Cost?
It will not cost you a single penny out of your own pocket for the pedestrian accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen to represent you, and that is a guarantee. We won’t charge you any legal fees until and unless we obtain financial compensation for you. When and only when we obtain compensation for you, we will simply charge you a percentage of that compensation as our fee. You won’t be charged any upfront fees or any out-of-pocket fees.
Call Us Today For A Free Pedestrian Accident Case Evaluation
We have been representing pedestrian accident victims in Salinas, Monterey County and throughout California since 1990. We know all of the ins and outs of these often complex cases and how to maximize our clients’ recoveries.
Call us today for a free consultation so we can put our decades of experience to work and help recover the most money possible to compensate you for your pedestrian accident injuries. Call us now.