Pedestrian Accidents

I am personal injury lawyer Chris Purcell, and I have successfully represented individuals and families against insurance companies and large corporations in Orange County and Southern California for more than 20 years. I utilize my skills and knowledge to pursue the compensation you and your family deserve through mediation, arbitration or trial.

In pedestrian accidents, I work with investigators and accident reconstructionists to measure skid marks, evaluate damages and gather evidence or witnesses. I arduously work to have the guilty party held liable for his or her negligent actions and pursue compensation for past and present medical expenses, emotional trauma and other damages caused by the pedestrian accident.

Insurance companies will try to seek the lowest settlement possible, so don't try to settle with the insurance companies on your own. Contact my Orange County personal injury law firm to obtain helpful legal advice and effective representation.

Pedestrian Accidents And Fatalities In Orange County

In 2009, according to the California Highway Patrol, there were 864 pedestrians involved in accidents and 41 pedestrian fatalities in Orange County. During the same year, there were an additional 370 pedestrian accidents, resulting in 39 fatalities in Riverside County.

Statistically, the most vulnerable to pedestrian injuries and deaths include young children and the elderly.

Driver negligence is generally the main cause of pedestrian accidents in the U.S. Specific causes include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI)
  • Use of cellphones, texting and other devices
  • Distractions while driving a car
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Failure to stop at a marked or unmarked crosswalk, stop sign or traffic light
  • Failure to stop before turning right on red at an intersection
  • Failure to keep a proper lookout in good or bad weather conditions

Serious bodily injuries that may result from a pedestrian auto accident include:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Coma
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Fractured bones
  • Internal body damage
  • Loss of limb
  • Disfigurement
  • Paralysis

With Locations In Irvine And Santa Ana, I Am Here To Help

California state laws give pedestrians the right of way and drivers must stop or yield at all crosswalks to allow pedestrians to cross the road. If the driver fails to do so and causes a serious injury or death to a pedestrian, the driver should be held responsible for any injuries and damages.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured because of a negligent driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation for personal injury and other damages. Contact Purcell Law to learn about your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

I am prepared to handle your case. I am committed to protecting the rights of my clients who fall victim to another's negligence and to pursuing the maximum recovery possible.

If you, your child or someone you know has been affected by a pedestrian car accident, it is highly important that you seek the legal help of an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney to obtain the rightful compensation.

To schedule a consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney, please contact the offices of Purcell Law today.

It costs you nothing to learn if I can help you. All consultations are free. I represent victims on a contingency basis. You'll pay no attorney fees unless damages are recovered.

I also work with clients who have been injured on the following highways: I-5, I-405, SR 55, SR 57, SR 73, SR 133 and others.