Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Katella Injury Attorneys provides the legal expertise needed to overcome the devastation caused by pedestrian accidents. While victims are legally entitled to hold at-fault parties financially accountable, insurance companies make it difficult to collect fair settlements. However, our Anaheim pedestrian accident attorneys will advocate on your behalf to deliver the most desirable outcome available.


About Katella Injury Attorneys

As a leading Anaheim personal injury law firm, we are skilled in all cases pertaining to motor vehicle-related accidents. Additionally, the law firm's expertise in local pedestrian accidents has earned Katella Injury Attorneys a 99% success rate.

The compassionate legal team at Katella Injury Attorneys is committed to delivering the best results by assisting victims recover maximum damages. Our proven strategies and in-depth knowledge of California’s tort laws have resulted in major case wins and millions recovered for satisfied clients throughout Orange County.

The firm also works on contingency, so if we do not deliver a case win, you will not be charged for our services. To learn about your legal options, schedule a free consultation here.

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Common Injuries Pedestrian Accident Victims Sustain

Pedestrian accident victims can sustain serious injuries that require long-term medical care and have the potential to put them out of work. In any instance, the aftermath of a pedestrian accident is costly. This is why pedestrian accident injuries can be compensated by the at-fault party. The most common types of injuries are:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions and head injuries
  • Dental fractures
  • Internal bleeding
  • Organ damage
  • Permanent scarring
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Wrongful death

Available Compensation for an Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Claim

Insurance adjusters have a goal to settle claims before a victim has had an opportunity to consult with a personal injury attorney. This is because insurance companies commonly undervalue the worth of pedestrian accident cases, knowing that once an offer has been accepted, it cannot be undone. This is a tactic that experienced attorneys are aware of.

An Anaheim pedestrian accident lawyer can accurately estimate a case's true value and recover compensation for a broader scope of damages, such as:

  • Economic Damages: Losses with a monetary value, like medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Non-Economic Damages: Intangible losses without a monetary value, like loss of companionship, diminished quality of life, and physical/psychological "pain and suffering"

Regardless of the apparent damages, it's vital to work with an experienced Anaheim pedestrian accident lawyer. Allow Katella Injury Attorneys to review your case and ensure that you are sufficiently compensated. 

Common Causes of Anaheim Pedestrian Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that nine people are killed every day in the US from motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Although pedestrians have the “right-of-way,” inattentive drivers are unaware of their surroundings and fail to yield to those around them. Examples of such driver negligence include:

  • Backing out of a parking space without checking the rearview mirror
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failure to check for blind spots
  • Fatigued driving
  • Rolling through stop signs
  • Running red lights
  • Speeding
  • Texting while driving and other cell phone usage

While distracted driving is a leading cause of most motor vehicle accidents, neglected road maintenance also leads to many accidents. In these types of cases, motorists are not always at-fault. Instead, government entities could be found liable for neglecting road conditions. 

How Fault Is Determined in a California Pedestrian Accident

Fault in a pedestrian accident case is based on the party or parties that exhibited negligent behavior. Negligence is determined by four distinct factors:

  1. Duty of care existed - All drivers have a legal duty to drive in a reasonable manner
  2. Duty of care was breached - When drivers fail to meet the duty of care
  3. The breach resulted in an accident - The victim suffered injuries or other losses
  4. The accident caused damages - There is a direct link between the accident causing injuries or losses

Because pedestrian accident cases hold much value, the insurance company of the at-fault driver will attempt to significantly devalue the claim, preventing a fair payout. In order to protect your personal injury claim, consult with an experienced Anaheim personal injury lawyer.

How Long Do You Have to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

California law sets a time limit on how long someone has to file a lawsuit. Under the statute of limitations, if a lawsuit is not filed within the allotted timeframe, legal action can no longer be pursued. 

The statute of limitations is typically two years, beginning on the date of the accident. However, there are some exceptions. If the injury was not immediately apparent, delayed discovery comes into account and the statute can be extended. 

Another exception is when the accident involves a plaintiff who is a minor. In this type of case, the statute will not begin until the minor turns 18. Conversely, if the case involves a government entity, like someone who works for the government or a city vehicle, the time to file is reduced to only six months. 

Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Statistics

Southern California is connected through a complicated highway network that can be dangerous for California drivers. However, it is pedestrians who are at serious risk of being severely injured in these areas.

The locations surrounding The Anaheim Resort, including Harbor Blvd., Katella Ave., Disney Way, and the streets neighboring the Anaheim Convention Center are particularly prone to pedestrian accidents. However, even in the lesser congested areas of the city, pedestrian accidents are a regular occurrence and are often linked to distracted driving. 

After a 26% increase from 2014-2018, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) reported a decrease in fatal pedestrian accidents the following year. However, there were still more than 14,000 pedestrians injured in 2018 and over 900 pedestrian deaths in 2019.

In the city of Anaheim, the road traffic accident statistics of 2020 indicated that there were 13 pedestrians who were involved in fatal accidents.

Contact an Anaheim Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Orange County

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, contact Katella Injury Attorneys. The firm offers knowledge, compassion, and aggressive legal representation. 

We specialize in helping victims recover damages and obtain the fair compensation they deserve for their pedestrian injuries. Additionally, we work on a contingency basis, which means clients never pay attorneys fees until we have won their cases.

For more information or to schedule your free consultation, please, call 714-395-5514 or email us at [email protected].


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