Los Angeles Pedestrian Injury Lawyer
Pedestrian Accidents May Cause Serious or Fatal Injury
A pedestrian accident occurs when a motor vehicle is involved in an accident with a pedestrian. These auto accidents are particularly serious due to the extent of injury the pedestrian may sustain, even in a low-speed crash. Pedestrian injuries may be all the more serious if the victim is a child or an elderly person. Unfortunately, a child may be more susceptible to involvement in a pedestrian accident because they may run into the street, may not look both ways before crossing or may be too small for a driver to see when he or she is reversing out of a parking space or turning onto a street.
Pedestrian Accidents – Who is at Fault?
The party that may be held liable in a pedestrian accident may vary depending on the specific incident. Typically, some form of negligence must be involved. This occurs when a person causes injury to another by acting recklessly or without proper caution or care. Intentional acts may also be brought to civil court by an injury victim. Some examples of actions that may show liability in a pedestrian accident include:
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Backing out of a parking space without checking rear-view mirrors and blind spots
- Drunk driving
- Not paying attention to the road (talking on the phone, texting, adjusting the radio, eating, drinking, etc.)
- Driving off the road and onto a sidewalk
To establish liability, an attorney can work with accident reconstruction specialists and conduct a complete investigation and evaluation of police reports, witness accounts, and more.
Working With a Spine Injury Lawyer
At Pacific Attorney Group, we have been helping accident victims throughout LA since 2003, and we have more than three decades of attorney experience to apply to our clients’ cases. If you were a pedestrian injured in a traffic accident and would like to hold the responsible driver accountable for his or her actions, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. Acting quickly will be crucial to positively impacting the outcome of your case.
Regardless of the circumstances of your accident, we may be able to help. Contact a Los Angeles pedestrian injury attorney at our firm today to see about filing your injury claim.
Los Angeles premise liability firm
Unfortunately, many citizens will find themselves subjected to an accident or injury while on the job or in another public arena. When these issues arise, it is important to find an experienced Los Angeles premise liability lawyer who can help you attain financial compensation for your emotional injuries and physical damages. Our Los Angeles premise liability firm specializes in offering each client customized, results-oriented legal services that generate the best possible outcome on the case. With over 40 years of industry experience, our attorneys are skilled in providing services for a wide range of practice areas, including construction site accidents, amusement park accidents, retail store injuries, nightclub injuries, dog bites, and slips and falls.
Los Angeles Premises Liability Law
Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at Pacific Attorney Group are dedicated to helping people who have suffered accidents or have been injured on someone else’s property through no fault of their own. We handle cases involving dog bites, slips and falls, security negligence and other injuries and accidents involving premises liability. Our team is dedicated to helping victims of such accidents throughout the Los Angeles metro area.
Established in 2003, Pacific Attorney Group’s Los Angeles personal injury lawyers have the experience you need to provided personalized service by assessing and addressing your specific needs in order to seek maximum financial compensation on your behalf. We attempt to hold negligent property owners accountable for their actions to help our clients receive monetary damages to help pay medical expenses, lost earnings and other costs associated with the accident or injury.
From our offices in Los Angeles, Pacific Attorney Groups serves all of Southern California, including Los Angeles and Orange counties. Our Los Angeles premises liability lawyers, P. Mark Shayani, Peter M. Lazarus and Brian K. Andrews, have more than 40 years of combined experience to help our clients navigate through the complex field of liability law. Proving fault can be difficult, yet we understand how premises liability laws work and have the experience and success in finding evidence to prove that property owners were at fault when our clients were using reasonable caution at the time of the accident or injury.
If you or a family member has been the victim of premises liability, you may be eligible to receive money for medical expenses, emotional damage and other losses you may have suffered. Property owners are responsible for maintaining their premises and keeping it safe for visitors, which include regular inspections for dangerous issues. When problems cannot be immediately fixed, they must erect signs warning of the potential dangers. If you believe you have grounds for a premises liability claim, an attorney at our law firm may be able to help.
Premises liability encompasses a wide range of accidents or incidents than can occur due to negligence. Specific laws invoked often depend on the circumstance involved, but most claims result from lapses in ensuring that property grounds are reasonably safe and free from hazardous conditions that may cause injury to visitors.
Typical claims involve slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, assaults and attacks due to inadequate, dog bites and daycare negligence. Other types of premises liability claims can result from injuries incurred in retail stores such as being struck by a falling shelf or tripping over an object or experiencing an injury from a fault ride at an amusement park.
Why Hire A Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer?
In a minor slip and fall accident, a victim may suffer negligible injuries that may only require a quick medical exam to ensure they are not serious. In the event of a serious slip and fall or an accident involving an elderly person or individual susceptible to broken bones or other injuries, the results may be catastrophic. Brain injury, head trauma, spinal cord injury and multiple bone fractures are all possible injuries that may be sustained in a slip and fall accident. In these situations, it is important to consider consulting an attorney experienced with claims and lawsuits involving serious injuries.
Our law firm provides legal counsel on the foundation of more than 35 years of collective attorney experience. At Pacific Attorney Group, we take on all types of serious injury claims throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and we offer a free initial consultation to help you get started. If you would like to learn more about our services and how we can help you in the wake of a slip and fall accident, please do not hesitate to call us toll-free at 800-670-8142 or contact us online. We’ll be happy to see how we can help. We take on slip, trip and fall injury claims involving restaurants, retail stores, amusement parks, parking lots, shopping malls, grocery stores, office buildings, apartments, and much more.
Slips and Falls on Los Angeles Properties
When a slip and fall accident occurs on another’s property, the property owner or manager may be held responsible. This will depend on the circumstances that led to the incident and your injuries, however. It will be necessary to prove that the property owner was negligent in maintaining property grounds, leading to an unfixed hazardous condition or a dangerous situation that visitors were not warned of. Wet floors, objects in walkways, missing stairs, poor lighting, and uneven walkways may all cause slip and fall accidents to occur.
For help with your case, contact a Los Angeles slip and fall injury attorney at our offices.
Slip & Fall Accidents – Spinal Injury
Los Angeles Spine Injury Attorney
Falls are one of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. A person may slip and fall on a wet floor, may trip and fall because of an unseen object in a walkway, or may fall due to a missing stair or defective railing or escalator. Regardless of the potential circumstances of a slip and fall accident, a victim may sustain spinal cord injury due to the force of impact with the ground. Spinal fracture, a herniated disc, fractured vertebrae and spinal cord compression are all potential types of spine injuries that may be sustained in a slip and fall accident.
Were you injured in a slip and fall accident? Are you interested in learning who may be held responsible for your injuries? A Los Angeles spinal cord injury lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you to talk about your particular accident and what can be done to file an injury claim against the liable party. In slip and fall accident cases, this is often the property owner or manager. In California, owners of property have the responsibility to reasonably ensure their grounds are free from potentially hazardous conditions that would cause injury to a legal visitor or customer at the site.
Causes of Slip and Fall Injuries
Following are potentially hazardous conditions that may cause a slip and fall accident and therefore spinal injury:
- Wet or freshly waxed floor
- Object in a walkway
- Uneven doormat or floor mat
- Missing or uneven stair
- Poor lighting
- Cracks in the pavement
- Standing water or ice
Slipping and falling is disconcerting, embarrassing and often very painful. If you or someone you know suffered spinal cord injury as the result of a slip and fall accident in the Los Angeles area, our firm may be able to help you take the legal action that is you right as we seek financial compensation to help you rebuild and recover.
Contact our firm today to talk about your fall and resulting spine injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
About Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury is generally defined as some type of injury to the spinal cord, either resulting from direct trauma to the spine or as a result of a wrenching, twisting or stretching movement of the back. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that acts as a channel to relay information and messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord suffers injury in any way, this will result in interrupted or altered messages, or perhaps the termination of message transfers altogether. Not all people who sustain spinal cord injury are immediately paralyzed. In fact, many victims suffer radiating pains in the arms or lower legs, weakness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet, or loss of limb control or bladder/bowel function. When a spinal cord injury is severe enough, complete paralysis may result in the form of paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Paraplegia may be defined as paralysis affecting both the legs and possibly the lower part of the trunk. A victim may suffer from paraplegia as a result of injury to the spinal cord at the thoracic level or below, which includes the back from the base of the neck downward. Depending on the location of the injury, a person may lose feeling in the trunk and control of the hands may be affected slightly as well. Read more about paraplegia…
Injuries to the cervical region of the spinal cord, from the base of the head and extending through the neck, may result in quadriplegia. This condition is characterized by a partial or total loss of motor function and feeling in both the arms and legs and possibly the entire torso as well. This is the most severe form of paralysis that a person may experience, as it may affect virtually the entire body below the neck. Read more about quadriplegia…
Complete vs. Incomplete Paralysis
Paralysis may occur in varying degrees. A person may suffer from partial paralysis, meaning they have some sensation and limited ability to control a part of the body. In other cases, a person may suffer from total paralysis, which means a complete loss of sensation or motor function. The extent and type of damage to the spinal cord will influence the degree of paralysis. Read more about complete vs. incomplete paralysis…
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are a number of potential causes of spinal cord injuries, but the leading ones include auto accidents, falls, sporting injuries and intentional assaults and attacks. Our Los Angeles firm deals with spinal cord injury claims of all kinds, no matter the cause.
When a person sustains spinal cord injury, he or she is likely to face a life that will be entirely altered in every way. Whether due to suffering from chronic pain or being unable to perform delicate motor skills – or perhaps as a result of paralysis, a victim of this type of injury may be unable to work or perform the activities he or she once enjoyed. That is why the attorneys at Pacific Attorney Group are so determined to help victims of spinal cord injuries. We believe that these people should have the opportunity to seek justice and recover the financial compensation they deserve when someone else’s actions cause their injuries.
Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident Injury Attorney Can Help
Spinal Cord Injury in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrians are at particular risk of spinal cord injury in the event of a collision with a motor vehicle. The force of impact may literally throw a pedestrian several feet or yards from where he or she originally stood, wrenching the spine or neck in the process. A pedestrian may also suffer direct impact to the spine in a car accident, resulting in fractured or crushed vertebrae that therefore impact the spinal cord, causing compression or possibly tearing or completely severing the nerves. As a result the victim of a pedestrian accident may become partially or completely paralyzed, suffering from paraplegia, quadriplegia, loss of motor function, sensory loss, and impaired sexual function.
The spinal injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident may leave the victim with a life that is forever changed. If you or someone you know was injured in a pedestrian accident in the Los Angeles area, our firm may be able to help. An injury lawyer at our offices can talk to you about the possibility of seeking financial damages for your injuries, including for medical care as well as lost wages and loss of earning potential. Because spinal cord injuries are often so severe and have such a significant impact on a victim’s life, the financial compensation a victim may be able to recover may be considerable.
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