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Oxnard Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Helping Injured Pedestrians in Oxnard Get the Resources They Need

Each year, approximately 75,000 pedestrians are injured by automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, public transportation and commercial vehicles. Because of their physical vulnerability, most of these accidents result in serious or fatal injuries. Pedestrian-car accidents are also complicated by the fact that negligent drivers and insurance companies often claim the pedestrian was at fault. For all these reasons and more, you and your family will want to choose a pedestrian accident lawyer who has a proven track record of success in these cases.

Oxnard Pedestrian Accident

NordstrandBlack PC fights to protect the rights of Oxnard pedestrians who have been injured in crosswalks, on campuses, on sidewalks, in jogging paths, and as bystanders near the scene of serious accidents. We know the law, we know the courts of Southern California extremely well, and we have the resources to see your case through to the end of the legal process.

At NordstrandBlack PC, we’ve been helping accident victims in Oxnard for over 30 years. The independent rating agency Avvo has awarded our law firm a perfect 10.0 score, and Martindale-Hubbell gives us an AV Preeminent Rating, signifying the highest level of legal excellence. Google and other independent rating services frequently give us five-star reviews.

Call (805) 962-2022 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

What Causes Pedestrian Accidents in Oxnard?

A major cause of pedestrian accidents is careless drivers who violate the law or fail to look out for pedestrians. In California, drivers are required to use caution to avoid accidents, and they must yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street at crosswalks and intersections. It is especially important for drivers to adjust their speed and exercise care when entering a school zone.

If a driver crashes into a pedestrian, they may be held liable for injuries that result. Frequent causes of injuries and fatalities in accidents where a vehicle runs into a pedestrian include:

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Distracted driving
  • Failure to yield
  • Speeding
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to obey traffic laws
  • Running a stop sign or traffic signal
  • Failure to slow down in a school zone

What To Do When a Pedestrian Accident Occurs

Unlike people traveling inside motor vehicles, pedestrians do not have any protective equipment, making them completely vulnerable to the careless actions of unsafe drivers. Injuries caused by large vehicles such as semi-trucks, buses, and delivery vans are more likely to cause devastating injuries.

If you or a loved one is stuck by a motor vehicle, there are steps you can take to assist your recovery and strengthen your personal injury claim:

  1. Call 911.
  2. Collect contact information from the driver and anyone who witnesses the accident.
  3. Collect photos of the accident scene using your cell phone camera. If you require immediate medical attention, you can ask a friend to take pictures for you.
  4. See your doctor right away and report any symptoms you are feeling. Concussions, whiplash, nerve damage, and other types of injuries may grow worse over time, and you will want to start receiving the necessary treatment as soon as possible.
  5. Contact NordstrandBlack PC.
  6. Follow your doctor’s advice, attend all follow-up and rehabilitation appointments, and keep records and receipts for the treatment you receive.
  7. Don’t sign an agreement or make any statements to an insurance company agent. If they contact you, politely tell the agent that your attorney will be getting in touch with them soon.
  8. Don’t talk about the accident with friends or reveal details about it on social media.

How Your Oxnard Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help

It is important to find a personal injury law firm that has the right combination of skill and experience to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company or take the other side to court if they refuse to make a serious offer.

NordstrandBlack PC will investigate the accident and file a claim or lawsuit against anyone whose negligent actions contributed to your injuries. Our firm will utilize the following types of resources to build a strong personal injury claim:

  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • Witness interviews
  • Expert testimony
  • Dashcam and surveillance camera videos
  • State-of-the-art computer-generated accident simulations

Damages Available for Pedestrian Accident Injuries

When a driver crashes their vehicle into a pedestrian, it may cause paralysis, loss of limb, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other catastrophic injuries. Pedestrian accident victims often suffer disabilities and chronic pain that prevent them from returning to work. You may be unable to enjoy everyday activities such as walking, driving, or picking up your child.

Following the accident, you may require extensive medical treatment and a long period of recovery, but your medical bills and other expenses will continue to pile up. When NordstrandBlack PC files a claim or a lawsuit for injuries caused by a pedestrian accident, it includes the following types of damages:

  • Ambulance costs
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Medical expenses
  • Medications
  • Surgery
  • Medical devices
  • Pain and suffering
  • In-home nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Wheelchair ramps for your home
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Wrongful death

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you or someone in your family has been seriously injured by a pedestrian accident in Oxnard, reach out to NordstrandBlack PC by calling our office directly or contacting us online. Our firm has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.

All of our clients at NordstrandBlack PC receive personal attention. Your case will be managed by an experienced Oxnard personal injury attorney who will be available to answer all your questions throughout the legal process.

There are no legal fees to pay unless we win your case.

Call (805) 962-2022 to learn more today.