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How to Sue for a Santa Monica Pedestrian Accident

How to Sue for a Santa Monica Pedestrian Accident

Santa Monica is very busy again and while that is good for business, it is not always good for those residents and visitors on foot enjoying the fresh air. Why? Because Santa Monica has a very high pedestrian accident rate. A pedestrian accident is when someone on foot (the pedestrian) is hit by a car, motorcycle or truck. Because of the size and speed difference, they almost always result in major injuries or even death, but you can take action against the responsible party by hiring Walch Law to help file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. Call us now to learn more about how we can help 1-844-999-5342

Suing for a Santa Monica Pedestrian Accident

As some of the best Santa Monica pedestrian accident lawyers, we get a lot of questions about this topic from clients. Here’s a look at some of the most common questions we get when it comes to pedestrian knockdown accidents:

  • Can I file a lawsuit on my own? Yes. You can pretty much always file a lawsuit on your own but RARELY is that the best way to go. Simply put, hiring a lawyer gets you more money and that is true even after attorneys fees. When you are suing for a Santa Monica pedestrian accident you are either suing the city (note the much smaller statute of limitations when it is a city) or the responsible party’s insurance company. In both cases, it is a smart defendant that knows how to fight these cases and often engages in stall tactics and throws low ball offers at individuals without a lawyer. We know how to beat the other side and have successfully be winning pedestrian knockdown cases for over 40 years.
  • What if I was jaywalking when I got hit?: A common walking accident scenario is when someone is crossing in a place they shouldn’t be or at a time they shouldn’t be. Here’s the only thing you need to know about that: you can still file a winning personal injury lawsuit and it is still probably worth a lot of money if you have bad injuries. California is a comparative negligence state so your financial award (if you win) is reduced by the % of the accident you are found responsible for and all the more reason to hire us for this more complicated and heavily contested scenario.
  • How long does it take?: There are so many reasons why clients want to know how long their case will take before it has even started– they are comparing law firm answers, or they really need to the money fast or they just want to be done with it all. All very valid reasons for wanting a realistic timeline and we can absolutely give you one when you know all the details of your specific accident. The time ranges from a few months to a year depending on things like who the defendant is, how badly you are injured and other accident details. One thing you can feel good about is that when you hire Walch Law, you hire a law firm that get started the moment you hire us and never delays in prioritizing your case.

Walch Law Firm

At Walch Law, we have been winning Santa Monica pedestrian accident cases for over 40 years with a 98% success rate and we would love to help you get the winning results you are looking for. We take all our cases on a contingency fee basis and are ready to get started now– all you need to do is fill out our contact us form! We would love to help you!

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