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Pedestrian Accidents

Orange County / Inland Empire Personal Injury Attorney Represents Injured Pedestrians

California accident lawyer helps those hit by cars and other vehicles

When you walk around your neighborhood, you expect to be safe. Crosswalks, stop signs and traffic signals all help to protect you from vehicles in the roadway. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers ignore red lights or don’t stop at crosswalks. In these situations, pedestrians can be hit and may suffer serious injuries. Menicucci Law Group provides skilled legal representation to injured pedestrians and their families.

Causes of California accidents involving pedestrians

Pedestrians can be hurt nearly anywhere that people walk. From driveways and parking lots to sidewalks and crosswalks, there is always a possibility of danger. Drivers of cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks often hit pedestrians. Some of the most common reasons for these accidents include.

  • Distracted drivers. Drivers cannot pay full attention to the road when they are using a cell phone or any other electronic device. They may also be distracted by passengers, food or even the button on a car radio.
  • Fatigued drivers. Drowsy driving is nearly as dangerous as drunk driving and results in drivers who aren’t fully focused on the road or the pedestrians in front of them.
  • Intoxicated drivers. The use of alcohol or other intoxicants by drivers frequently leads to serious or deadly accidents.
  • Negligence. Drivers often speed, disregard traffic laws or otherwise operate their vehicles recklessly. In these cases, they may be found to be negligent under the law.

Michael Menicucci holds all drivers accountable for dangerous behavior and help victims of pedestrian accidents get the justice they deserve.

Understanding pedestrian injuries

Those injured in hit-and-runs and other pedestrian accidents may suffer a variety of serious injuries. Broken bones are common, as are injuries to the hands, feet, back and neck. Many pedestrians hit their head during accidents. The head may impact a vehicle, the road or other surfaces. Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms and can range from a minor concussion to serious and debilitating forms of brain damage. Some pedestrians who suffer head injuries go into a coma and may never recover. Pedestrians may also be killed due to an impact to the head. Michael Menicucci represents families who have lost a loved one in wrongful death lawsuits.

Recovering compensation after an accident

In some locations, pedestrians can recover their medical expenses from their own insurance company or the insurer of a family member. In other states, pedestrians recover from the driver who was at fault or that driver’s insurer. In most states, victims who have suffered serious injuries are able to recover damages in a lawsuit. These damages usually cover the cost of medical expenses, lost past wages and loss of earning capacity. Compensation for mental anguish and physical pain are often awarded in a lawsuit or agreed upon in a settlement. Some states also allow for punitive damages when the driver was intoxicated. Michael Menicucci will help you understand your rights under California law and work to get you justice.

If you or a loved one has been hit by a car, call today

Menicucci Law Group provides experienced and reliable representation to injured pedestrians and victims of hit-and-run accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained injuries due to the negligence of a driver, Michael Menicucci can help. Contact Menicucci Law Group at 877-672-8954 or online to schedule a consultation with Michael Menicucci at his Orange office or at a location convenient to you.

Testimonials
  • "I consulted Mr. Menicucci after my husband was badly hurt when he fell down a dangerous stairway. The premises owner's insurance company ignored me when all my husband and I were asking them to do was reimburse us for the cost of my hotel room where I had to stay for a few days while my husband was in the hospital. Mr. Menicucci represented my husband in his case against the premises owner who at first denied responsibility forcing us to file a lawsuit. Mr. Menicucci always kept us informed of the developments in the case and gave us sound legal advice. He worked very hard on my husband's behalf and it showed. The same insurance company, which ignored our request for a few hundred dollars, had to pay a substantial six-figure amount." - Carrie.

  • "Mr. Menicucci has represented me in two separate personal injury matters. Whenever I called Mr. Menicucci, he always took as much time as necessary to answer all of my questions and he thoroughly explained the legal process to me every step of the way. If he were not available to take my phone call, he returned the call in a timely manner. I also really appreciated that he copied me on letters he sent to the insurance companies, which allowed me to know what was going on and feel engaged in the process. The way he explained his strategies and what the other side would do or how they would probably react to our positions made it very easy for me to make decisions about my cases. I was very happy with the outcomes in each case and will not hesitate to contact Mr. Menicucci in the future if the need arises. I should add that whenever I have called Mr. Menicucci for legal advice he has always been very transparent about helping me whether I need legal representation or not." - Steve.

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