When a 3,000 pound vehicle collides with an unprotected pedestrian, the injuries are usually severe and often deadly. Sadly, a large portion of those killed in pedestrian accidents are young children. If you have been injured or a loved one was hit by a car or other vehicle and killed by another person's negligence in or around Sacramento, you need a strong and compassionate advocate on your side who is committed to helping you get the compensation you need and deserve.
At Piering Law Firm, our Sacramento personal injury lawyers handle your claims with competence and compassion. We handle cases involving all types of automobile accidents on a contingency basis, so you only pay us when we win. Se hablaespañol.
U.S. Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
- 7,338 pedestrians were killed and 140,000 were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2019 alone.
- Pedestrians accounted for 20% of people killed and 5% of people injured in motor vehicle collisions in 2019.
- The proportion of people killed "outside the vehicle" (including pedestrians, motorcyclists, and other non-vehicle occupants) in motor vehicle accidents has increased from a low of 20% in 1996 to a high if 34% in 2019.
- Pedestrian fatalities in urban areas have increased by 62% since 2010.
Pedestrians Hit by Cars, Trucks, Motorcycles, or Other Motor Vehicles
Insurance companies will do whatever it takes to deny an injured pedestrian rightful compensation. They may try to prove that you or your loved one was at fault for the accident because you did not look where you were walking or were struck while running between two cars. Our Sacramento pedestrian injury lawyers are familiar with these tactics, and have the knowledge and resources to counter them with facts.
We work with accident reconstructionists, who will evaluate your case and determine the true cause of your accident. We also work with medical experts who will testify as to the severity of your injuries. Our pedestrian accident attorneys will also take the time to understand how your injuries have impacted your quality of life. Then we will aggressively pursue compensation that reflects the full extent of your loss.
Our Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Will Fight for You
At Piering Law Firm, we fight for the rights of pedestrian and hit-by-car accident victims throughout Sacramento County, California. Our attorneys Robert Allen Piering, John Beals, and Sukhtej Atwal have more than 50 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury cases. We will work hard to recover maximum compensation for you.
Though most pedestrian accidents are settled out of court, our lawyers will prepare your case as if it were going to trial. By taking these extra steps at the forefront of your case, we are well-equipped to prevail at the negotiation table or, if necessary, at trial.
A wrongful death judgment secured for a child who lost his mother as a result of domestic violence.
Complex wrongful death motorcycle accident involving product liability claims against both helmet and motorcycle luggage manufacturers.
Motorcycle vs. automobile collision resulting in below knee amputation. Client was riding motorcycle and defendant pulled out in front of him, resulting in a severe injury to client's leg, which ultimately led to the amputation of his leg, just below the knee.
Case involving serious injuries to a motorcycle rider who was involved in an accident with a shuttle bus on the freeway in San Francisco.
A settlement in a wrongful death action as a result of a crash that took the life of a motorcyclist.
Against Bar/Security Company
34-year-old software sales associate out with friends drinking at a bar in San Francisco. After a few hours, he leaves the bar to go home and gets in an argument outside of the club with a security guard.
Recovery for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision with a big rig that resulted in a neck injury.
Verdict received after trial for the victim of a rear-end traffic collision involving a commercial trucking company.
A policy limit settlement involving a head-on collision on a notoriously dangerous stretch of highway between State Highway 99 in Sacramento and Marysville, commonly known as "blood alley".
Pedestrian Wrongful Death
The defendant's primary limits of $250,000 were tendered in response to a conditional limit demand that required disclosure of all other coverages. The defendant had an excess policy of $1,000,000.00 which was tendered along with the primary limits.
John listened to me, gave great advice, put together a plan then followed through.”