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What to Do When You’re Hit By a Car as a Pedestrian


May 24, 2018

Being hit by a car as a pedestrian can not only be an inconvenience but also a traumatic and scary experience. You will want to contact our pedestrian accident attorney Los Angeles so that we can take your case and fight for justice in an effective way.

The first thing that you will want to do is make sure to take care of yourself immediately after the accident. If you are conscious after the accident, stay as calm as possible rather than lashing out at the driver. Move out of the street and calmly wait for the police to come. Make sure that the other driver does not leave. Even if you do not think that you have any real injuries, you could end up having some injury that comes to the surface later on. Get yourself checked out medically to hold the other driver liable.
People who have just been hit by cars are often in shock and may not know that they have broken ribs, head injuries, or worse. Ask the driver to stay on the scene, and ask any witnesses who are there to stay as well. If it is a hit and run accident, do your best to take a picture of the license plate of the driver or at least remember details about the car. Also, make sure that you call the police and stay on the scene long enough for them to arrive. Even if you leave the scene and call later that day, it will likely be too late for them to be able to do anything. Make sure to collect all the information you can from the driver (if it is not a hit and run) and take pictures of the entire scene, including the driver’s car and license plate. Talk to the police when they arrive and tell them all the details of what happened. Make it as detailed as possible. Then get medical help right away, even if you do not think you need it.

After you have taken care of your immediate needs, contact our pedestrian accident lawyer Los Angeles for legal representation. We will be able to guide you through the rest of the process and help you deal with the insurance companies in a way that will bring you the most compensation possible. Our pedestrian accident attorney Los Angeles will also be able to answer your questions and make your be voice heard.

Contact us any time for a free, no-obligation consultation at (888) 888-9285 and talk to one of our personal injury lawyers.

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