Los Angeles International Airport is a popular destination for travelers from around the world, making it one of the busiest airports in the United States. If you have ever tried to hail a cab or leave the airport in a rideshare vehicle, then you have almost certainly experienced how chaotic and slow-moving the traffic can be. LAX became even more chaotic and congested on the morning of June 21, 2018, when an elderly driver struck and injured two pedestrians. The accident occurred on the lower levels of Terminal 5, where arriving travelers can meet friends, family, or rideshare vehicles.
Although we are still awaiting further details, the driver has a medical condition that may or may not have played a role in the accident.
Pedestrian accidents in Los Angeles are far too common, and at Los Angeles City Law, we believe that victims should receive just and appropriate compensation. Suppose that you were struck by a driver shortly after arriving at LAX — how would you proceed?
What to Do If You Are Involved in a Pedestrian Accident in Los Angeles
The steps you take after an accident play a direct role in your ability to recover damages. You can think of damages as the monetary value of the injuries, life disruptions, lost wages, and other results of your accident.
In order to maximize the compensation you receive, you will need to first determine which damages you will pursue in court. However, it is difficult to know which damages you have a high probability of recovering without the help of an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer, so call us as soon as possible after an accident has occurred.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers need to know as much about your case as possible in order to help you pursue the justice you deserve. If you are ever struck by a car, document as much of the scene as possible. Take photos of the car, your injuries, and anything else that may be relevant to your case. If you are not able to take photos of your injuries, call our office and one of our personal injury lawyers will come to take pictures for you.
Treating your injuries properly will also play a key role in your case. For instance, if your back is aching several days after the accident, then visit a specialist to ensure that any ailments are properly diagnosed. Evidence of your injuries from a certified specialist in the field is much more compelling than a general diagnosis from a primary care doctor, so don’t be afraid to ask for a referral. A specialist may also recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment, and our Los Angeles pedestrian accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation for this, too.
The pedestrian accident lawyers at Los Angeles City Law are here to be your advocates after an accident. Call us immediately and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation case assessment. You will receive step-by-step guidance for every aspect of your case, including instructions about who you should and should not speak to after an accident has occurred. Insurance companies in Los Angeles are notorious for calling victims after accidents in order to protect their bottom lines, so protect yourself by calling our attorneys first.