Pedestrian Accidents

An attorney will stand up for you after an injury caused by a motorist

Some of the deadliest types of car accidents involve a vehicle striking a pedestrian or another unprotected person on the road. Even at low speeds, direct contact between a vehicle and a person’s body is likely to cause serious and even fatal injuries. After a pedestrian accident, you or a loved one may be unable to work, care for children or interact with friends and family. You may suffer permanent injuries that will seriously impact your quality of life.

Turn to the pedestrian accident lawyers at Ardalan & Associates, PLC to make things right. We’ll help you through every stage of the process to get the compensation you need to be made whole again.

Both motorists and pedestrians have a responsibility to share the road. If you were in a crosswalk, on a sidewalk or in another place where it is legal to walk, the motorist who hit you had a responsibility to avoid a collision. You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering and other costs.

Dealing with insurance. Fighting for you.

To us, you’re a human being who needs to regain dignity and recover from being injured. To the insurance company representing the motorist who hit you, however, you may be nothing more than an opportunity to save money. They have attorneys and adjusters working as hard as possible to reduce or deny your claim. You’ll need our Woodland Hills pedestrian accident attorneys to stand up for you and see your case through.

Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries and wrongful death claims that end up being settled in court. Unlike most accident attorneys, we specialize in trial work, and we’ll start priming your case for trial from the moment you walk in our door. Above all, we’ll listen to your story and share it as our own. That’s the approach that wins fair settlement and judgments.

You weren’t in control of the accident that hurt you, but you can control what happens next. Start with the law firm that other attorneys trust to handle their biggest, toughest cases. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

Bicycle Accidents

By California law, a bicycle is considered a vehicle, and cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. As such, cyclists and motorists share a responsibility to avoid accidents. However, many motorists do not know how to share the road with cyclists, or they ignore their responsibilities due to a belief that bicycles should not be on the road. Because bikes are small and make very little noise, they are often hit by drunk, distracted or tired drivers.

Accidents involving cyclists can cause serious injuries or even death. A bicycle provides very little protection against contact with a moving vehicle. Many accidents result in the cyclist being thrown from the bicycle, which can result in serious head injuries even if the cyclist is wearing a helmet. Broken bones, internal injuries and even injuries requiring surgery or amputation can all result from bicycle accidents.

If you’ve been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a bicycle accident, we’re here to help make you whole again. Contact Ardalan & Associates today. We’ll stand up for you and fight for your legal rights from start to finish.

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Joggers and Skaters

Like pedestrians, joggers and skaters are at risk of severe injury in the event of an accident. Often, people jog and skate early or late in the day, at times when visibility is limited and motorists may be fatigued. Drunk and distracted drivers also cause many accidents involving joggers and skaters.

After a jogging or skating accident, you may be out of work for an extended period of time. You might have tens of thousands in medical bills or be permanently disabled. Perhaps you’ve even lost a loved one. Our legal team is here to listen to your story and help you file an injury or wrongful death claim. You may have been overlooked on the road, but here, you’ll be our first priority.

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Children and Dart-Outs

Children are among the most vulnerable pedestrians because they lack the same judgment that adults have. A child may run out into traffic while chasing a ball, unaware of the danger. Motorists have a particular responsibility to slow down and be attentive when they drive near areas where children are present, such as schools, parks and playgrounds.

If your child was hurt in a dart-out accident, our attorneys can help your family. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have a claim against the motorist who hit your child or against a caretaker for negligent supervision. At Ardalan & Associates, we know that an injury to a child is a parent’s worst nightmare, and we’ll treat you with the care and compassion you need. We’ll do everything in our power to see your case through and hold the people responsible accountable.

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