Skillful California advocate battles for walkers who’ve been hit by cars
A distracted, intoxicated or careless driver can change the life of an unsuspecting pedestrian in a second. Often in these cases, someone who is walking on a street or sidewalk has no way to avoid severe harm. If you or a loved one is hurt in a pedestrian accident, you deserve a powerful advocate who will hold the driver accountable. Staskus Law Firm, PC in San Jose serves pedestrians throughout Northern California who have been struck by vehicles. We don’t automatically accept the conclusions of insurance companies, defense lawyers or law enforcement personnel when assessing a plaintiff’s claim. Rather, our firm uses the skills and resources developed over four decades to secure full reimbursement for medical costs, lost wages and general damages either in court or at the negotiation table.
We're an assertive firm seeking compensation for pedestrian accident victims
Attorney Kim David Staskus understands how to unearth the truth even when various witness accounts differ. Starting with a free initial consultation, our firm conducts exhaustive research and explains which individuals and businesses might be legally liable for pedestrian-vehicle collisions that occur due to factors such as:
- Distractions — Smartphones, eating, and other driver distractions create all types of dangers, but walkers might face the greatest risk. Someone who is only partially paying attention behind the wheel will notice another vehicle before they notice a pedestrian. Even if the police report in your case doesn’t mention a distraction, we’ll investigate to see if one existed.
- Legal violations — Pedestrians usually have the legal right of way in crosswalks. When a driver ignores the law and triggers an injury, our firm seeks a complete civil remedy in addition to any traffic or criminal offenses that occurred.
- Speeding — Traveling at an excessive speed increases the likelihood of running into a pedestrian, and even a few extra miles per hour can make the impact significantly worse. If unsafe speed played a role in your accident, we’ll use expert testimony when necessary to establish liability.
Our firm has obtained substantial amounts for pedestrians who have suffered injuries after being hit by a car in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. You can count on us to make the strongest possible case for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a California lawyer for a free consultation regarding a pedestrian accident
Staskus Law Firm, PC advocates for pedestrians who have been struck and injured by a motor vehicle. Call us at (408) 479-5822 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free initial consultation at our San Jose office.