San Diego Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers

If you’re injured in San Diego, we encourage you to speak to our legal team. Farar & Lewis LLP is a top rated, San Diego personal injury law firm, with over 30 years of combined experience helping victims. We help our clients get compensation for their injuries, and are transparent about the entire process. We fight on behalf of victims all over the state of California, and are available 24/7 to help you.

Our law firm was founded on the principle that each and every customer deserves concierge service. Our firm provides the same level of service for every single client, regardless of who they are – or the severity of their injury. We never charge upfront fees, and only get paid if we win your case. We offer every single client a risk free consultation – and we can even come to you. We are dedicated to helping you recovery after an injury.

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Amanda Ortega.

My daughter and I, were victims of a drunk driver. He went off the freeway and landed on my vehicle. My back window was shattered and my baby was in the backseat. Luckily we were okay. Sore and bruised, but somehow okay. The drunk driver’s insurance was unwilling to accept fault for the accident because he was in jail and they were unable to reach him to get his version of facts. I was hurt and needed help right away. Farar Law was able get Mercury insurance to accept fault for the accident. I would highly recommend Farar Law to anyone involved in an accident.

- Amanda Ortega.

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“Excelent Professonial Services”

I was driving home merging onto the 110 S/B FWY, when I was rear-ended. Immediately, I felt pain to my lower back and neck. Initially I thought I would be okay, but as time went by I wasn’t feeling any better and my doctors were not giving me a good prognosis, I had really injured my back. I had heard great things about Farar Law, so I decided to give them a call. I spoke to Joel Farar…

- Robert F.

San Diego Pedestrian Accidents Lawyers

For a San Diego pedestrian who has just been in an accident, it can be a very confusing time. With hospital bills, time off of work, and lawyers from insurance companies calling, most people have no idea what to do or who to turn to. Little do they know that signing something quickly presented by a lawyer from an insurance company could cost them thousands of dollars. But when an accident happens, the pedestrian might be entitled to compensation from the driver—if the victim knows what to do.

The law firm of Farar and Lewis, LLP can help in cases like this. With over 30 years combined experience, the lawyers at Farar and Lewis understand that to many, the legal process surrounding accidents can seem overwhelming. Farar and Lewis’ attorneys are experienced in dealing with such details as accident investigations, audits of medical records and other important parts of the case.

Medical bills and doctors

If the other person is at fault, you shouldn’t have to bear the financial burden of hospital costs. You may be eligible to be compensated for not only your injuries, but your hospital bills as well. Farar and Lewis have trained physicians who will audit your medical records and then advise our team of personal injury attorneys. We also take depositions from treating physicians and other medical personnel involved.

Investigating the accident

In the pedestrian vs. car battle, the car usually always wins—and usually at great injury to the pedestrian. There is any number of factors that can lead up to an accident like this, and negligence of the driver is a prime suspect. Speeding in crowded areas, ignoring stop signs and stop lights, ignoring the surroundings of the area, and driving while texting are all things that can cause a driver to lose focus and hit a pedestrian—sometimes fatally.

Our firm’s lawyers know what to look for in cases of this type; we go through law enforcement reports, have accident reconstruction experts go over the site if necessary and determine who exactly the driver was and who actually owned the vehicle.

We don’t get paid unless you win

If you’re concerned about lawyers’ fees, understand that all consultations are free. We’ll give you an honest assessment of your case; we take our cases on contingency, which means that unless we win your case, we don’t get paid. With a free complimentary consultation and no upfront fees to pay, you have nothing to lose by talking to us first before signing anything from an insurance company.

We put our resources to work for you every step of the way. From the beginning of the case until the end, we will handle all aspects of your lawsuit including depositions as well as keeping you informed of the progress of the case. Farar and Lewis know that an event like this can be traumatic, and a lawsuit might be stressful as well; we try our best to ensure that you understand what’s happening with your lawsuit and why it’s being done, so that your case can have a successful outcome.

What do you do if you are involved in a pedestrian accident?

The outcome of a pedestrian accident in San Diego is typically devastating. When a car and a person on foot are involved in an accident, the pedestrian almost always suffers catastrophic or fatal injuries. Cars are big, fast, and they are strong. People are not. Unfortunately, the human body cannot withstand the effects of a car that weighs thousands of pounds without at least some injuries. While there are always people who are very fortunate to walk away from pedestrian accidents without catastrophic injury, many people are not so fortunate. What do you do if you are involved in a pedestrian accident?

Injury, Death, and Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents account for almost a quarter of all vehicle accident deaths in California. It’s most common for serious injuries to occur when you are hit by a car, and these injuries are not always easily overcome if they can be overcome at all.

– Brain injuries
– Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
– Wrongful death
– Lacerations
– Scars
– Burns
– Broken limbs
– Amputation

These are not minor injuries. Your accident could result in you losing a limb because of the damage your body incurred in this accident. You might be paralyzed because your spinal cord was injured in the impact, and you could have serious brain damage. It’s not uncommon to suffer brain injuries such as a concussion, swelling of the brain, and even bleeding in the brain. Your brain is a fragile body part, and it’s imperative it’s working properly if you want to live a good quality of life.

Broken bones, road rash, burns, and lacerations are also common and relatively minor injuries pedestrians suffer in car accidents. They might be very serious, but they’re minor injuries compared to what can happen. The worst outcome, however, is death. Many pedestrians are killed instantly upon impact with a car, and others die on the operating table or at a later date because of complications or from their injuries. Cars and people do not mix, and wrongful death can occur.

Wrongful death occurs when someone else’s negligence is the reason a loved one dies, and negligence is almost always the problem in a pedestrian accident in California. If the driver of the vehicle hits a person walking on the street, it’s most often because the driver was not paying attention to the road or they were breaking another law such as driving under the influence or texting and driving. In some cases, it’s the fault of the pedestrian, but it’s not as common.

Financial Loss and Pedestrian Accidents

Second only to the injuries and the life-changing problems you face now that you’re injured because of a pedestrian accident is the financial problem you face. Your life changes when you suffer catastrophic injuries. One of the biggest financial problems you face is medical bills. Your injuries are not cheap to treat, and many of them might require you undergo lifelong medical treatment. You could need surgery more than once, and you might even require special medical equipment if you are paralyzed or lose a limb. It’s not cheap, and most people find their health insurance only covers a small portion of the hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills they now have.

If your injuries require time to recover, you’re not at work. This means you’re not earning a living. This is called lost wages. Some people cannot return to their specific job following an accident and their injuries. For example, if you are a welder who earns a good living but needs your arms to work, you can’t go back to that job if you lose an arm. You might be able to go back to work in some other industry, but you might not be able to find a job that pays you anything near what you were making before. This is called diminished earning capacity.

Others cannot return to work at all. Some people die, and their funeral expenses are unaffordable. Families are left without the income of the victim, and the financial problems they’re facing only grow with each passing day.

Call an Attorney

If you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian accident in San Diego, call an attorney to discuss your case. You have rights, and you might be entitled to damages from the at-fault party. This means you might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and collect damages such as the following.

– Lost wages
– Diminished income earning potential
– Wrongful death
– Pain and suffering
– Medical bills
– Loss of consortium
– Loss of companionship

There are many things you can ask for in a lawsuit, and you should never accept the first offer the at-fault driver’s insurance company offers. They are lowballing you, and you are worth more than that. Your future has been forever altered, and your life has been forever changed. It’s time for you to call an attorney and seek damages to help cover the expenses this accident already cost you and will cost you in the future.

Pedestrian accidents are devastating, but you do have legal rights. Contact an attorney today to find out what rights you have and to seek legal counsel. You should be focused on healing. Let an attorney handle the other problems you’re facing, and focus on your health in the meantime. You’re facing a long road, but it’s a better road when you have legal representation.


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