Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in
Washington and California
What to Do if You Are an Injured Pedestrian:
Pedestrians are always vulnerable to vehicular traffic and road hazards. If you or a loved one are a foot or a cyclist and have been injured as the result of someone's negligence, you are owed an even higher duty of care by drivers and those who maintain the roads and sidewalks.
The duty of care owed to pedestrians is not limited to marked crosswalks. Motorists are required to be vigilant and aware of their surroundings at all times and they are required to take all steps reasonably possible to avoid an avoidable accident. It is not necessarily a defense that someone was "jaywalking" if a reasonable motorist could have avoided the accident. The law in this area is complex and nuanced and every fact pattern should be reviewed by an attorney for a definitive legal analysis.
As a pedestrian, you may be entitled to receive medical benefits under the at-fault driver's car insurance policy. Don't let a lack of health insurance coverage or worry over incurring medical debt cause you to not immediately treat your injuries. Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits are no-fault, meaning an injured person may receive medical benefits regardless of who was at fault for the incident. Passengers and pedestrians are eligible to receive PIP benefits from the at-fault driver's car insurance policy.
Collisions occurring in Washington State have to be filed within three (3) years; whereas collision occurring in California have to be filed within two (2) years.
Turn to us for assistance when you need to file a claim after a pedestrian accident in the Seattle area.
If you or a loved one have been injured as a pedestrian or cyclist, contact us today to set up a free consultation to discuss how we can help.
There are important steps you must take right away to protect your claim. Don't jeopardize your rights by putting off a claim that requires filing before a deadline passes. Contact Perez & Perez Law PLLC and get a free one-hour consultation to review your case. We will handle every aspect of your case and you will only pay a fee if there is a recovery.
You have only one opportunity to get justice. It's important to get the right attorney from the start, someone who is relentless, passionate, and intelligent. Call Perez & Perez Law PLLC and get their entire team on your side.
We proudly serve and represent clients throughout the State of Washington, including: King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Thurston County, Kittitas County, Island County, and Spokane County, Washington. We proudly serve and represent clients throughout the State of California, including: San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, and Los Angeles County.