Despite our car-based culture, Californians still get around on foot, to walk to work, to go to the store or just to get exercise. A pleasant outing can have devastating consequences, however, when a vehicle negligently strikes a pedestrian.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, about 4,000 pedestrians are killed by vehicles in the U.S. every year. Roughly half of victims are elderly or children under nine. A large percentage of accidents, fatal and nonfatal, involve drunk driving.
Human beings are no match for cars and trucks. A collision can result in:
At Eliot Reiner, APLC, we represent injured pedestrians in civil suits. We seek maximum payment for medical treatment and rehabilitation, for lost pay and job retraining, plus compensation for the physical and emotional pain your injury has caused you.
In wrongful death cases attorney Eliot Reiner seeks to compensate for the loss of a loved one, who may have been a spouse, a companion, a family leader or loving child. In cases of drunk or distracted driving, we may seek punitive damages above and beyond ordinary compensation.
If you are injured or disabled following a pedestrian accident caused by someone else's carelessness or recklessness, you have the right to seek compensation. Our office works with injured persons and surviving family members throughout Placer County and surrounding areas. For more information call Sacramento pedestrian accident lawyer Eliot Reiner at (916) 778-3228 to discuss what you can do.