The law firm of Nadrich & Cohen helps victims of pedestrian accidents recover financial compensation for damages related to pedestrian accident injuries such as medical bills, pain, suffering, wrongful death, lost wages and more.
The City of Tracy saw 136 traffic accidents involving pedestrians from 2012 through 2021, according to California Highway Patrol data. It is a common sight to see pedestrians walking alongside the roads of sunny California. However, unfortunately, sometimes vehicles collide with those pedestrians, leading to serious injuries such as spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a pedestrian accident in Tracy, you will give yourself the best chance at recovering the most compensation for your injuries by hiring an experienced pedestrian accident attorney like the lawyers at Nadrich & Cohen.
Nadrich & Cohen handle pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning that if we handle your personal injury claim, we will not charge any fee until and unless we recover money to compensate you for your injuries. We will not charge an upfront fee to handle your personal injury case and we will not charge you any money out of your own pocket. The only fee we will charge to handle your pedestrian accident claim or pedestrian accident lawsuit is a percentage of any settlement or award we recover for you.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident as a pedestrian and can’t afford to have your pedestrian injuries treated, our personal injury attorneys can make sure you get to doctors who won’t charge you to treat you until your case ends. Our reputation for success is the reason doctors are willing to offer this deal to our clients. So, no matter your income level or if you have health insurance or not, we’ll make sure your injuries get treated by some of the best doctors in California.
Call the pedestrian accident attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen today for a free consultation. We’ll force the insurance company to pay you what you deserve for your injuries. We’ve been handling pedestrian accident claims since 1990 and have recovered over $400,000,000 for clients. Let our pedestrian accident lawyers fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
Compensation Available After Pedestrian Accidents In Tracy
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident as a pedestrian in Tracy, an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer at Nadrich & Cohen can help you recover financial compensation for:
Unfortunately, pedestrian safety is not a guarantee on the roads and sidewalks of California, and sometimes pedestrian accidents occur which injure people, causing them to rack up huge medical bills. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen help pedestrian accident victims recover financial compensation for all past and future medical bills related to their accidents.
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Your pedestrian accident case may involve wages you were unable to earn due to the pedestrian accident you suffered in Tracy. When pedestrian accidents happen, sometimes victims are hurt so badly they can’t work for a period of time, and sometimes the victims need to take time off from work to get their injuries treated by medical professionals. We can help you recover compensation for any wages you’re unable to earn due to your pedestrian accident in Tracy.
Loss Of Earning Capacity
The pedestrian accident you suffered in Tracy might have hurt you so badly you can never work again, or can never work in the same field ever again. The loss or reduction of earning capacity which resulted from this is something our lawyers can help you recover financial compensation for.
Pain And Suffering
Pedestrians can be hurt very badly when they are struck by vehicles. The injuries which result can lead to incredible amounts of physical pain and mental suffering. We can place an accurate value on your pain and suffering and make sure the insurance company compensates you fairly for it.
Pedestrian fatalities are an unfortunate reality on the roads of California. If you lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident in Tracy, things you can be compensated for include your loved one’s medical bills, pain, suffering, funeral costs and burial bills. You may also qualify for compensation for the loss of your loved one’s income, household services, companionship, love and more.
What Should I Do After A Pedestrian Accident In Tracy?
From the very beginning, you need to protect your rights. You have to immediately take action in order to protect yourself from common roadblocks to recover such as denied claims, insurance fraud and hit-and-run. Your actions immediately following an accident may determine the difficulty of the legal journey ahead of you. At Nadrich & Cohen, we recommend you take the following steps after being injured in a pedestrian accident in Tracy:
Any car accident in California needs to be reported to the police if it involves deaths or injuries. Call 911 from the accident scene. Explain to the person on the phone that you were involved in a pedestrian accident and might require an ambulance. Tell the police your side of the story after they arrive. Do not allow the driver to be the only one who talks, lest they sway a police report in their favor.
Get The Driver’s Contact And Insurance Info
Talk with the driver who struck you while waiting for the police to arrive. Get important info from them like their name, insurance information, license plate number and contact information. If the driver attempts to leave the accident scene before the police arrive, take a picture of them and their license plate number if possible. A picture of their vehicle might aide police in catching the driver.
Take pictures of the accident scene, any damage to the at-fault driver’s vehicle, your injuries, and any other details which may be important, such as roadway conditions, traffic signs and signals, etc. Pictures can constitute irrefutable evidence of the negligence of a driver or another party. As an example, a photograph of food wrappers lying on the front seat of the driver’s vehicle could help prove that the driver was driving while distracted.
Get Immediate Medical Attention
You need medical attention as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you’re hurt. Injuries can be masked by endorphins and adrenaline at an accident scene. If you wait too long to be evaluated by a medical professional and your doctor determines you have an injury you weren’t aware of, an insurance company can claim it’s been too long since the accident to prove that your injury was caused by the accident. This could cause the value of your claim to plummet. Keep track of any medical bills, treatment plans, receipts and records.
Create A Folder Of Accident Documents
Keep track of evidence, data and information regarding your pedestrian accident. Keep all copies of police reports, photographs, medical bills and other documents in a well-organized folder.
Contact A Pedestrian Accident Attorney At Nadrich & Cohen
Call Nadrich & Cohen for a free consultation immediately after becoming able to do so. A consultation with an attorney can assist you in understanding your legal rights as a California pedestrian as well as the potential legal opportunities you have against the at-fault driver. Working with a lawyer is the best way to maximize the value of your claim.
You can call us from your home, a hospital room, an ambulance or the side of the road. No matter where you call us from, we will be there in order to answer any questions and give you legal counsel night or day. Call us regardless of any steps you have taken or haven’t taken after a pedestrian accident. We will take over at any point during your pedestrian accident claim, immediately going to work regarding the recovery of compensation.
How Nadrich & Cohen Can Help With Your Personal Injury Claim
Nadrich & Cohen has served Tracy and the State of California since 1990. Our award-winning Tracy pedestrian accident lawyers have earned numerous accolades and awards.
We have been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, and are a Better Business Bureau A+ Accredited Business.
Choose Nadrich & Cohen to handle your pedestrian accident case and our lawyers will:
- Offer insightful legal guidance and advice
- Thoroughly investigate your pedestrian accident in order to determine liability and causation
- Work alongside experts in order to obtain expert testimony about your accident’s cause and how much your case is worth
- Fight against any insurance company attempts to blame you for your accident
- Perform tough negotiations with insurance companies
- If necessary, present a convincing case to a judge or jury in order to seek full financial compensation if an insurance company won’t provide you a fair settlement offer
A Tracy pedestrian accident lawyer won’t be afraid to represent you in court in order to fight for the compensation you’re entitled to under California law. Call us today in order to schedule a free consultation with an experienced, aggressive Tracy pedestrian accident attorney who will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
Who Is At Fault For Pedestrian Accidents?
An analysis by the Department of Transportation determined that accidents involving pedestrians are typically the driver’s fault, not the pedestrian’s fault. Drivers are typically at fault for pedestrian accidents by doing things like:
- Turning at intersections without yielding the right of way to pedestrians in crosswalks – this accounts for around 38 percent of accidents involving pedestrians
- Starting to drive in an intersection even when pedestrians are in crosswalks
- Failing to stop in intersections for pedestrians in crosswalks
The DOT determined pedestrians are at fault when they cross roads against lights or mid-block. Even when these things occur, though, fault is typically shared. Drivers who pay attention to the road and drive at a safe speed will typically avoid striking a pedestrian who crosses a road improperly. When careful drivers can avoid collisions, failing to do this is negligent.
When drivers and pedestrians are both considered negligent, pedestrians are entitled to seek compensation from negligent drivers. The pedestrian’s compensation will end up being reduced by whatever percentage of fault is attributed to the pedestrian. So, pedestrians found 20 percent at fault for accidents will receive 80 percent of their damages. In examples of substantial damages, it’s wise for pedestrians to seek compensation even if they’re more at fault for an accident than the drivers.
Call Nadrich & Cohen Today For A Free Consultation
Nadrich & Cohen provides dependable representation while offering pedestrian accident victims personalized attention. We’re aware you may be facing huge medical bills related to your accident. Medical debt can lead to tremendous stress, making it feel as if there isn’t a way out of your situation. If you hire Nadrich & Cohen, we’ll relieve any burden you feel by handling every step of your case, as well as fighting to recover for you the most financial compensation possible. You should not have to suffer consequences from someone else’s negligence. We will fight for you until the end.
Our Tracy pedestrian accident lawyers are aware that each case is unique. We’ll learn about you as well as your situation in order to determine the best path towards reaching any goals you have. We keep the best interests of our clients in mind while we work on their claims or lawsuits. Our goal is to obtain a favorable outcome for you so you may walk away from your accident in a better place than the place you were in prior to your accident.
We have a long, well-established track record of success and are proud of the success we’ve achieved in Tracy and throughout the state of California. We always seek to provide clients with excellent customer service and assist clients in recovering after life-altering accidents.
Our law firm is available 24 hours a day, seven days per week to talk with you. It might take other firms days or even weeks to return emails or calls. We will always promptly return your calls and emails. We believe that it’s vital to communicate with clients whenever they want, so we will never leave you in the dark regarding your case.
Call us today for a free consultation.