A Dependable Riverside and San Bernardino County Attorney for Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are extremely dangerous for an obvious reason—heavy motor vehicles traveling at any speed can cause severe injuries to unprotected individuals. If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, call Ricks & Associates right away.
Attorney Kenneth Ricks has more than 21 years of experience practicing law in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, and he has a passion for helping individuals and families obtain the compensation they need to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Mr. Ricks knows how to work with insurance companies, and has an in-depth understanding of the methods they use to avoid paying damages.
The many factors of pedestrian accident cases
As a pedestrian or cyclist, you have the same legal rights to public spaces and roads as motor vehicles, and drivers must yield to people in crosswalks and sidewalks. The problem is that many motorists fail to properly watch out for pedestrians, especially when traveling at high speeds or when making turns. When a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the injuries are usually very serious in nature.
A skilled personal injury lawyer will take a number of steps when approaching your pedestrian accident case, including:
- Determining fault: One of the most important tasks is to find out exactly who was at fault and why the accident occurred. This could be because a driver failed to yield to you in a crosswalk, or because faulty equipment prevented the car from stopping on time.
- Finding witnesses: It’s often necessary to speak with witnesses of the accident, if there are any. These individuals can provide an unbiased account of the accident, including whose fault it was.
- Confirming injuries: If you’re injured in a pedestrian accident, you should seek medical attention right away. This is true even if your injuries seem minor at first, as some conditions take time to reveal symptoms. Consulting with a physician helps confirm that the injuries you suffered were the result of the accident.
- Seeking compensation: Your attorney will likely seek compensation from a number of sources, including the driver at fault, an insurance company, a government agency or any other individuals or organizations who may have been partially or fully responsible for the accident.
Work with an experienced personal injury attorney in San Bernardino County
After a pedestrian accident leaves you or a loved one with serious injuries, speak with an attorney you can trust. Ricks & Associates has years of experience representing injured people in this community. Contact the firm via email or by calling 909-890-1096 to get started.