If a loved one has recently been hit by a car, it may be possible to sue the driver and receive compensation. However, it’s important to consult a lawyer to consider the circumstances of the accident first. Luckily, a skilled lawyer will be able to help you assess whether or not the actions of the driver are likely to lead to a successful case against them. If the driver was negligent, it may be possible to receive substantial amounts of compensation. Here’s what you need to know about suing a driver who hit a pedestrian:
This type of accident often leads to severe injuries
As a pedestrian, being hit by a driver often leads to severe injuries or death. Severe injuries are more likely to lead to large amounts of compensation than minor ones. However, it is possible to have a successful lawsuit even if your injuries did not result in permanent disability.
When is a lawsuit likely to be successful?
If you can prove that the actions of the driver were negligent, you are likely to have a successful lawsuit. Essentially, negligence means that the driver either failed to take an action that a reasonable person would have taken to prevent the accident or did something that a reasonable person would see as reckless.
It’s essential to speak to a lawyer to determine if the driver’s actions were negligent or not. However, these are some common situations that would be considered negligence:
– A driver who failed to brake: If the driver failed to brake, this is likely to be considered negligence, especially if they were texting or talking on the phone.
– A driver who was speeding: If the driver exceeded the speed limit at the time of the accident, this will be considered an act of negligence, and accidents that involve a driver who was speeding often lead to serious injuries or death.
– A driver who violated other traffic laws: If the driver was in violation of any traffic law at the time (e.g. running a red light, failing to signal, etc.), this is likely to be considered negligence if these actions led to the accident. As a result, you are likely to be able to file a successful lawsuit and receive compensation.
What do you need to do to file a successful case?
In order to file a successful case, it’s important to contact a lawyer right away. There’s a statute of limitations on lawsuits, which is somewhere between one and ten years in the state of California. If you attempt to file a lawsuit after the statute of limitations, you will not be able to have your case heard by the court.
In addition, it’s important to make sure that you contact a lawyer who has experience with personal injury and wrongful death that was caused by a driver who hit a pedestrian. Furthermore, you need to ensure that you choose a lawyer who has had experience with the court that you’re filing a case in.
Guy Levy is the best lawyer in Southern California for these cases
If you were hit by a driver while crossing the street in San Diego or the surrounding area, Guy Levy is the best lawyer to get in touch with. We have had experience with a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including ones that involve a pedestrian who was hit by a driver. So, give us a call and take the first step towards getting the compensation you deserve.