Police officers, firefighters, first responders, and other public safety officials often need to perform their jobs on the streets. They may help direct traffic, lend aid to injured victims, or assist citizens on the streets of Sacramento, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and throughout Orange County. When other drivers fail to use caution on Los Angeles streets, they may hit safety officers, causing them horrific and life-threatening injuries.
Pedestrian accidents are unfortunately common and many California public safety officials lose their lives in these tragic accidents every year. When a pedestrian accident occurs, California public safety officials and their families deserve to have someone on their side fighting for them and their rights.
For the last two decades, the pedestrian accident lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. have been working to help public safety officials after devastating injury accidents. We believe in protecting those who protect us. We know that after a pedestrian accident, workers’ compensation claims are never enough to pay all of your losses. That is why we fight aggressively for police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders and other public safety officials from the start. We can help you file a claim to recover the money you need and hold the negligent party responsible.
For a free consultation with an California Public Safety Injury Attorney at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., call (949) 660-7762
Pedestrian accidents in Sacramento, Los Angeles and Orange County are on the rise. This is in large part due to the increase in distracted driving, coupled with aging infrastructure. According to the Los Angeles Times, 579 different Los Angeles intersections were deemed problematic and 48 were designated as extremely dangerous. In Koreatown, for example, more than 400 pedestrians were injured over the last several years.
From 2012 to 2016, more than 14,230 pedestrians were injured in Los Angeles pedestrian accidents. Sadly, an additional 439 pedestrians lost their lives in those years — many of them California safety officers.
When a California public safety official is involved in a pedestrian accident, they often suffer life-threatening injuries. These injuries often result in permanent disabilities, as well as a lifetime of pain and suffering. In many cases, pedestrian accident injuries may result in the end of their career, making it impossible for officials to support themselves and their families. That is why police officers, firefighters, and other public safety officials need a law firm on their side who understands the long-term consequences they may face.
A pedestrian accident can result in a wide range of injuries, including:
When a California public safety officer suffers an injury in a pedestrian accident, they often turn to their workers’ compensation policies to pay for their expenses and lost wages. However, this is often not enough, especially because pedestrian accident injuries are often severe and life-threatening. When this happens injured police officers, firefighters and first responders must file a personal injury lawsuit to help them collect the money they need. Negligent drivers that hit pedestrians should be held accountable for their carelessness.
Unfortunately, proving negligence after a pedestrian accident is never cut and dry. It often involves an extensive investigation. This can take time and resources. As such, injured officers and first responders need a law firm on their side with considerable experience filing pedestrian lawsuits in California. They need someone who can skillfully negotiate with insurance companies and who isn’t afraid to take your case to trial if necessary.
At Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c., we know how devastating pedestrian accident injuries can truly be. We know that first responders, firefighters, and police officers may find themselves facing long-term disability, impairment, and unemployment as a result of their injuries. That is why we fight aggressively for them and for their families.
To learn more about your legal options, call our law firm at (949) 660-7762 or fill out our confidential contact form. We offer a free initial consultation, so we can meet with you to get to know you and your concerns. With offices in both Orange County and Sacramento, our law firm is proud to represent injured police officers, firefighters, EMTs, first responders, and other California public safety officials across the state of California. We even represent the family members of injured officers. To learn more, call us today!
The personal injury lawyers at Peacock & Bartlett, a.p.c. are proud to serve public safety members and their families and friends in Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties in California.