In busy urban areas such as Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, Palm Springs in Marin County, Petaluma in Sonoma County, and Novato in Marin County, pedestrians are oftentimes placed at risk of serious injury.

Because you are driving the two or three ton bullet does not make you Lord of the Manor.  It gives you, however, the driver, the high road so slow down, pay attention, and always yield to the pedestrian in the crosswalk, even if they walk outside the crosswalk.  Just show some respect even if the pedestrian gives you the finger or is rude.  Might does not mean right!

The personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara have many years of experience representing pedestrians injured in accidents with a car, motorcycle, moped, or motorized bike while crossing an intersection or street on foot.  Negligent drivers put pedestrians at risk for injury when they practice unsafe driving habits that include but are not limited to the following:

  • Speeding or other reckless or distracted behavior.
  • Careless driving.
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs, alcohol or prescription drugs.
  • Lack of attention to pedestrians.

Do not reach for that candy bar or cigarette, especially when traveling in a school zone or a place where any foreseeable pedestrian may dart out from a playground or unexpectedly chase a ball or one of their pets.  It would help if you followed the speed limit, especially in highly traveled and densely populated areas near parks, schools and other high density neighborhoods.

Make a conscientious effort to look for pedestrian signs or school zone signage or indicators.  Just slow down and pay attention to the speed limit is perhaps the most important, advice, but a few common factors contributing to pedestrian negligence are:

  • When pedestrians ignore the “Do Not Walk” signal at an intersection.
  • When pedestrians enter traffic and disrupt traffic.
  • When pedestrians fail to use marked crosswalks.
  • When pedestrians dart in front of a moving vehicle.

There has been a concerted effort to strictly enforce anti-texting laws, earphones in the ear for drivers of either bicycles or motor vehicles, and anyone caught talking on their cell phone can expect to pay a hefty fine.  In addition, many police forces are citing people for reaching for their CD changer or radio.

It is not surprising that pedestrians struck by a motor vehicle will sustain serious life-threatening injuries.  Those life-threatening injuries include but are not limited to the head, spine, internal organ, injury, broken bones and worse. Pedestrians and accident victims who lack health insurance or have only limited health insurance plans are encouraged to contact our personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara as soon as possible to protect their interest in the aftermath of their pedestrian or crosswalk accident.

Our law firm works very hard to make sure that the injured party is provided with all requisite medical treatment or procedures so that you experience a rapid and speedy recovery.  All expenses related to your immediate and long-term care and treatment are expensive and can take a toll on you and your family even with full healthcare coverage.  The Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara and all of our highly skilled and very experienced Personal Injury attorneys fight hard to get you the full compensation that you deserve for all expenses stemming from the accident including:

  • All medical bills and other treatment and rehabilitation costs associated with the accident.
  • All emotional and physical pain and suffering including emotional distress.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life with regard to preferred activities.
  • All future wage loss and in some cases loss of consortium.

What You Can Expect from Our Personal Injury Attorneys

Our first goal is to achieve full compensation for all of your expenses and suffering incurred from a pedestrian accident.  We are motivated to either negotiate a fair and just settlement for our injured clients or take the case to a jury trial of your peers to get the highest recovery possible under the law.  Because your injury and subsequent recovery is stressful and causes anxiety, you can be assured that our team of highly trained and skilled attorneys will manage every part of the negotiation and litigation process.  The negligent party and all of their insurance carriers will be held accountable in the end.

This law firm handles our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis that covers all the required legal services that we offer at no cost to you.  You will not pay anything until we win a settlement in your favor or a jury awards you full compensation.

We arrange medical providers to accept a lien against the proceeds of your future settlement case instead of you having to pay out-of-pocket.  We arrange for all necessary medical care and treatment to be provided to you through our network of medical professionals that we have previously worked with in the past.  We work closely with certified doctors and trained hospital staff who will be working to help us achieve your full recovery without you worrying about upfront payments, creditors or even bankruptcy.

We also retain top notch private investigative services who will be engaged in establishing the necessary facts which will support your claim of finding liability for the accident against the responsible and liable parties.  Oftentimes we have to reconstruct an accident through the use of experts and models but that adds to the ultimate value of the outcome for you.  Our investigative team has often recreated a collision or crosswalk accident in order to provide the visual and realistic effect for the jurors.  Unfortunately, even with our aggressive negotiation abilities, the insurance carriers refuse to offer a fair and appropriate settlement. Under those circumstances, our law firm will zealously prepare for a jury trial where we have been very successful in the past, winning millions of dollars for our clients!

We DON’T rest on our laurels!

We don’t rest on our laurels at this office even though we have had many outstanding multimillion dollar settlements over the years.  We exhaust all eyewitness statements, consult with all of the necessary experts to support the events that led up to the pedestrian accident in the first place.  The testimony from our medical experts will also support the extent of your injuries and how they were caused by the impact of your pedestrian accident.  We perform background checks of the other driver and scrutinize police reports with our reconstructive expert which oftentimes supports our theory of the negligent driving that led up to the cause of your injuries.

We Treat You Like Family

The attorneys from the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara offer zealous and compassionate representation for all of our clients as if they were family.  At the same time, we maintain a standard of honest and ethical dealing which helps establish our credibility with not only the adjustors, but the judges in the counties in which we practice.  Each one of our attorneys are fully committed to our client’s best interest and steadfastly remain focused on your best interest until full compensation is achieved.  If you or a family member or somebody that you love was injured in a pedestrian accident or a crosswalk accident of any kind involving a car, or any motorized vehicle, please do not hesitate to call the Law Offices of Michael A. Fiumara.

How to Contact us

Don’t hesitate to contact someone who can help. Please call our office at (707) 571-8600 in our centrally located Santa Rosa office in Sonoma County to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our Santa Rosa pedestrian accident lawyers.

“The right attorney makes all the difference.”

Please CLICK HERE to see a settlement for obtained for our client in a pedestrian accident case.