Pedestrians regularly sustain severe injuries when they are involved in accidents with passenger vehicles. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, our team is standing by to help if you need a Santa Barbara pedestrian accident attorney. We have extensive experience helping pedestrian accident victims in this area obtain compensation for their injuries and other losses. We are not afraid to take on aggressive insurance carriers to ensure that our clients are properly cared for.
According to data available from the California Office of Traffic Safety, there were 893 total pedestrian fatalities across the state during the latest reporting year. Additionally, 14,222 pedestrians were injured in traffic collisions during that same year. These numbers are relatively high compared to most other states across the country. Even though California does have more people, our state has also struggled with pedestrian safety, and many cities have implemented “Vision Zero” plans to reduce pedestrian deaths.
Unfortunately, pedestrians are incredibly vulnerable to severe injuries in the event they are involved in a collision with a passenger vehicle, motorcycle, scooter, or any other vehicle on the roadway. At the Law Offices of John B. Richards, it is not uncommon for our pedestrian accident lawyers in Santa Barbara to help clients who have sustained the following injuries:
Additionally, it is not uncommon for a Santa Barbara pedestrian accident victim to suffer from emotional and psychological trauma as a result of the accident and their injuries. Our attorneys understand this, and we work to obtain compensation for every injury, including physical trauma as well as emotional and psychological trauma.
California imposes strict deadlines for filing pedestrian accident claims. The California personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an accident occurs. This means that a pedestrian accident victim in Santa Barbara has a two-year window with which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent driver. Failing to file a lawsuit within this time frame will result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured in a pedestrian accident caused by the careless or negligent actions of somebody else, contact the team at the Law Offices of John B. Richards today. Our experienced attorneys can get to work investigating every aspect of your case in order to obtain the compensation you are entitled to. This can include the following: