Fontana Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian Accident Attorney Proudly Serving Fontana and All of the Inland Empire
In the warm sunny climates afforded to Inland Empire residents, walking, jogging, and hiking is a favored pastime. Whether to just enjoy the day, to maintain a healthy exercise regimen, or to get from point “A” to point “B”, pedestrian traffic is a growing staple on California’s roadsides. Unfortunately, when a pedestrian comes in contact with a moving motor vehicle in an accident, the pedestrian has a lot more to lose. The lack of physical protection generally leads to a result of catastrophic injury or even death. If you have suffered an injury due to a roadside accident while on foot, contact a Fontana Pedestrian Accident Lawyer. At Banner Attorneys, we represent clients who have suffered personal injuries due to the recklessness, carelessness or outright negligence of another.
General Pedestrian Accident Stats
The statistics are real and horrifying. According to, in part, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), here are some general facts about pedestrian accidents and injuries:
- The vast majority of pedestrian accidents happen in the road, with two-thirds occurring on city streets.
- More pedestrian accidents occur in urban areas than in rural areas.
- More occur in the dark than in daylight, dawn, or dusk times of the day.
- The average age of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes is people in their 40’s.
- Approximately one-fifth of children 14 and younger killed in traffic
crashes were pedestrians.
- Around two-thirds of pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersections versus at intersections.
- Unbelievably, the majority of fatalities occur during normal weather conditions (clear/cloudy), in comparison to conditions of rain, snow and foggy.
- Starting at age 45, the fatality rates are generally higher than they are in the younger age groups when a pedestrian vs. car accident occurs.
Most pedestrian accidents typically occur while crossing streets but can occur while walking in parking lots, in recreational areas, on the side of a street, and on sidewalks. Most people think of cars when they think of incidents involving pedestrians, but walkers and joggers can be injured by motorcycles, trucks, and even bicycles.
If you or a member of your family has been involved in a pedestrian accident, you have rights. California negligence laws allow injured victims, or family members of those killed, to make a legal claim against the person who caused the accident. In some cases, more than one person or entity can be held accountable. Unsafe municipal road conditions, a negligent trucking company or the owner of a dangerous property can be factors in determining liability. To determine your eligibility for claims arising from pedestrian accidents, contact a skilled Fontana Personal Injury Attorney.
Typical Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Injuries suffered as a result of these types of traffic-related incidents can be serious and life-changing. Some common types of physical medical trauma that occur are:
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones/Fractures
- Road rash
How Banner Associates Can Help You
Some law firms practice a wide range of legal areas, scattering their staff and resources among employment law, criminal law, family law AND personal injury simultaneously. We focus solely on assisting injured victims of personal injury accidents to fully recover medically and to get the maximum financial compensation they are due. With nearly two decades of personal injury experience, attorney Brian Banner has successfully handled hundreds of car, motorcycle, truck, and pedestrian accident cases in the Inland Empire, here in Southern California.
At Banner Attorneys, we can help you exercise your legal right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages and lost capacity to earn, emotional pain and suffering, cost of future medical care, medically necessary changes to your home, emotional anguish, or other damages. Even if the responsible party admits to fault, their insurance company will most likely make an unreasonably low evaluation of your claim, trying to get you to quickly accept a low-ball settlement offer and go away. Brian Banner has experience in aggressively negotiating with adjusters and he is not intimidated by their shady tactics. If they refuse to offer fair compensation for your claim, we are prepared to take your case to court and aggressively pursue an award or jury verdict.
There can be many variables in a pedestrian accident case and you have enough to worry about right now. Our attorneys will investigate the incident, collect and preserve pertinent evidence, interview and/or depose witnesses, get medical reports and expert opinions, and get your claim moving so you can put your concentrate on your recovery.
Call a Fontana Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
It is important to retain an Inland Empire pedestrian accident attorney who knows and understands applicable local and state laws, the justice system, and insurance company strategies. In California, personal injury claims are subject to a strict deadline for filing, called a Statute of Limitation, so don’t delay. We are conveniently located in Fontana and offer free, confidential consultations. Contact our office today to speak with our skilled and compassionate team. Call (909) 681-1622 or fill out our online form.