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Ontario Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one was hurt as a pedestrian on our Ontario roads, you know how much it can change your life. You need a talented and loyal legal team fighting for your rights now more than ever,

Our pedestrian accident lawyers at Banderas Law provide dedicated and compassionate legal assistance to our pedestrian accident clients with all the support and guidance they need.

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Why You Should Choose Our Ontario Pedestrian Injury Lawyers

Conveniently located near Foothill Boulevard, just off I-10, Banderas Law is a fully bilingual law firm with over 20 years of dedicated legal service in California. 

You can trust our seasoned personal injury lawyers in Ontario who understand the legal side of your situation, allowing you to focus on healing and rebuilding your life.


We offer comprehensive legal support, including:

  1. Investigating the accident: We gather evidence to establish the negligent driver’s fault and maximize your compensation.
  2. Negotiating with insurance companies: We tirelessly work to secure a fair settlement that covers all your damages.
  3. Taking your case to court: If necessary, we’re prepared to go to court to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.

So, skip the city center mazes and exit on I-10 quickly to find us on Centre Lake Drive. Let’s discuss your legal options.

What Causes Pedestrian Injury Accidents in Ontario, CA?

Pedestrian injury accidents can occur due to various factors and causes.

Some common causes in Ontario include:

  • Distracted Driving: Drivers distracted by using their phones, adjusting the radio, eating, or engaging in other activities while driving may not notice pedestrians in time to avoid accidents.
  • Speeding: Excessive speed reduces a driver’s reaction time and ability to stop quickly, increasing the likelihood of hitting pedestrians.
  • Failure to Yield: Drivers who do not yield the right-of-way to pedestrians at crosswalks or intersections cause accidents.
  • Impaired Driving: Alcohol or drug-impaired drivers are less likely to react to pedestrians and may not obey traffic laws, leading to accidents.
  • Poor Visibility: Low lighting conditions, bad weather, or obstructed sightlines can make it challenging for drivers and pedestrians to see each other.
  • Jaywalking: Pedestrians who cross streets outside of designated crosswalks or intersections may put themselves at risk by not following traffic rules.
  • Driver Inattention: Drivers not paying proper attention to the road may fail to notice pedestrians, particularly in busy urban areas.
  • Reckless Driving: Aggressive or reckless driving behaviors, such as running red lights or stop signs, can lead to accidents involving pedestrians.
  • Poor Road Conditions: Uneven sidewalks, lack of pedestrian infrastructure, and poorly maintained roadways can contribute to pedestrian accidents.
  • Vehicle Defects: Mechanical failures or malfunctioning safety features in vehicles can lead to accidents that involve pedestrians.
  • Pedestrian Behavior: Pedestrians distracted by their phones, headphones, or other distractions may not be fully aware of their surroundings, increasing their vulnerability.

Drivers and pedestrians must be vigilant, obey traffic laws, and take precautions to prevent pedestrian injury accidents. 

Public awareness campaigns, improved road infrastructure, and law enforcement efforts can also contribute to reducing the number of these accidents.

What Are the Seven Most Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries? 

In pedestrian accidents, the severity of injuries can vary widely based on the accident’s specific circumstances and the impact force. 

Nevertheless, specific injuries are frequently associated with pedestrian accidents, including:

  1. Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries encompass bruises, sprains, strains, minor cuts, and abrasions, representing the most prevalent type of injuries in pedestrian accidents. While generally less severe, they can still be painful and necessitate medical attention.
  2. Fractures: Pedestrians are susceptible to bone fractures, especially in the arms, legs, and wrists. These fractures can range from minor to more severe compound fractures that may require surgical intervention for repair.
  3. Spinal cord injuries: Spinal cord injuries can result in long-term or permanent disability. The degree of severity varies, with some causing partial paralysis and others leading to complete paralysis, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  4. Internal injuries: Pedestrians may also suffer internal injuries, including organ damage or internal bleeding. These injuries may not be immediately evident and can become life-threatening if not promptly diagnosed and treated.
  5. Facial injuries: Facial injuries, comprising fractures, lacerations, and dental injuries, can occur when a pedestrian’s face meets a vehicle or the ground during an accident.
  6. Psychological trauma: Pedestrians involved in accidents often endure psychological trauma, including conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression.
  7. Road rash: Pedestrians sliding along the road surface after being struck can sustain road rash, a painful skin abrasion that may occasionally necessitate skin grafts.

It’s important to note that the severity of these injuries can range from minor to severe, and some accidents can result in more than one type of damage

Seeking prompt medical assistance and undergoing a thorough examination are crucial steps in addressing these injuries effectively.

What Kind of Damages Can I Ask for in Ontario?

Pedestrian accident victims have the legal right to seek compensation for various losses and injuries they incur due to the negligence of others. These damages are to restore the victim’s life as closely to its pre-accident state as possible.

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  1. Medical Expenses: Victims can sue for reimbursement of medical bills, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and any future medical care related to the accident.
  2. Lost Income: If the accident results in the victim’s inability to work, they can claim lost wages, including current and future earnings.
  3. Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages encompass the physical and emotional trauma caused by the accident. This includes pain, anxiety, depression, and a reduced quality of life.
  4. Property Damage: If personal property, such as clothing or personal items, is damaged during the accident, victims can seek compensation for repair or replacement.
  5. Loss of Consortium: Spouses or family members may sue for losing companionship and support from the victim’s injuries.
  6. Funeral and Burial Expenses: In tragic cases involving fatal pedestrian accidents, surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral and burial costs.
  7. Punitive Damages: In extreme negligence or malicious intent cases, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the responsible party and deter similar behavior.

To seek these damages, pedestrian accident victims typically file personal injury lawsuits against the negligent driver or other liable parties. 

Consult with an experienced attorney who can assess the case’s circumstances and help pursue a fair and just compensation package to get the justice you deserve.

What Evidence Will I Need to Collect to Prove I Was Hurt as a Pedestrian?

Ontario is a busy city overflowing with traffic of every sort. When a car and a pedestrian collide, the pedestrian bears the brunt of the impact, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have to prove your case. 

If you are in this situation and seeking compensation for your injuries and losses, proper evidence to support your case is imperative. 

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Banderas law understands the importance of gathering compelling evidence to tell your side of the story.

Here are some critical pieces of evidence we may collect on your behalf:

  • Medical Records: These should include records of your injuries, treatment, and prognosis from medical professionals who have examined and treated you. Medical records can help establish the extent and severity of your injuries.
  • Photographs and Videos: Visual evidence of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage can be compelling. Photographs and videos can help recreate the conditions during the accident and demonstrate the extent of your injuries.
  • Eyewitness Statements: Statements from individuals who witnessed the accident can be valuable in corroborating your version of events. Eyewitnesses can provide crucial information about how the accident occurred.
  • Police Reports: The official police report filed at the accident scene can contain valuable information, including the responding officer’s observations, statements from involved parties, and any citations issued.
  • Accident Reconstruction: In complex cases, accident reconstruction experts may be employed to recreate the accident and provide professional testimony regarding the sequence of events and liability.
  • Surveillance Footage: If available, security footage from nearby businesses or traffic cameras can provide objective evidence of the accident.
  • Cell Phone Records: In cases involving distracted driving, obtaining the driver’s cell phone records may help establish that they were using their phone at the time of the accident.
  • Traffic and Safety Regulations: Documentation of traffic signals, signs, and other relevant regulations can help establish whether any traffic laws were violated.
  • Your Testimony: Your detailed account of the accident, injuries, and the impact on your life can be substantial evidence. Be consistent in your statements to maintain credibility.
  • Financial Records: Documents related to your medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial losses resulting from the accident can demonstrate the economic impact of your injuries.
  • Emotional and Psychological Records: If you have sought counseling or therapy for emotional or psychological distress stemming from the accident, these records can support claims for emotional damages.
  • Prior Medical Records: Pre-existing medical conditions or injuries may need to be documented to establish that the accident worsened your condition.

An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you on the specific evidence most relevant to your case and help you gather and present it effectively to build a strong pedestrian injury case.

What Will an Ontario Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

Hiring a lawyer for a pedestrian injury case can help you for several reasons:

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  1. Legal Knowhow: Personal injury law is complex. An experienced attorney understands the laws specific to your case, including statutes of limitations, liability rules, and comparative negligence, and can navigate them accordingly.
  2. Case Assessment: A lawyer can evaluate the strength of your case, helping you understand whether it is worth pursuing legal action. They can provide an honest assessment of your chances of success.
  3. Investigation: Attorneys have the resources and skill to conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and reconstruct the accident scene, strengthening your case.
  4. Negotiation Skills: Lawyers are skilled negotiators who can engage with insurance companies and the opposing party to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. They can maximize the compensation you receive for your injuries and losses.
  5. Legal Strategy: An attorney can develop a tailored legal strategy for your case, considering your unique circumstances and goals. They can advise you on when to settle and go to trial.
  6. Experience with Insurance Companies: Dealing with insurance companies can be challenging. Lawyers have experience handling insurers and are less likely to be pressured into accepting a low settlement offer.
  7. Court Representation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer can represent you. They can present your case, cross-examine witnesses, and argue on your behalf, increasing your chances of a successful outcome.
  8. Understanding of Damages: Attorneys can help you calculate and prove the full extent of your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future expenses related to your injury.
  9. Peace of Mind: Hiring a lawyer allows you to focus on your recovery while they handle the legal complexities and paperwork associated with your case. This can alleviate stress during a challenging time.
  10. Contingency Fees: Many personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. This arrangement makes legal representation accessible to those who may not have the means to pay upfront legal fees.

Overall, a skilled pedestrian injury attorney can guide you through the legal process, protect your rights, and work to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

It’s Time for Justice. Speak to an Experienced Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Now

D. Chante El-Alam, Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Ontario Pedestrian Accident Attorney, D. Chante El-Alam

Seeking accountability from drivers who have acted negligently is essential to regain control over your life and work toward financial recovery. At Banderas Law, our team provides the support you need during this challenging time, and we are ready to assist you with an experienced and compassionate attorney.

Start your journey to justice with a free consultation. You won’t have to pay anything unless we win your case. Choose Banderas Law to help you get justice and the compensation you’re entitled to.

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Banderas Law, PC
3401 N Centre Lake Dr #470
Ontario, CA 91761
Tel: (909) 707-0000

Accidentes de Autos, motocicletas y peatonales

¿Has sido víctima de un accidente de tránsito? Un abogado es el aliado que necesitas.

Los accidentes de tránsito pueden ser perjudiciales para los involucrados. Desde laceraciones y contusiones, hasta lesiones cerebrales traumáticas y huesos rotos, las víctimas pueden sufrir una variedad de lesiones graves, que tal vez requieran varias semanas y miles de dólares en tratamientos médicos y de rehabilitación.

Y ni hablar si se perdió a un ser querido en el accidente en cuestión.

¿Por qué necesito a un abogado?

Aunque los procedimientos pueden variar dependiendo de las características del accidente, un abogado de accidentes automovilísticos puede ayudarte con lo siguiente:

  • Comunicarse con la aseguradora del otro conductor
  • Obtener las pruebas necesarias con respecto a la culpa del accidente
  • Organizar tus registros médicos y facturas
  • Comunicarse con tus proveedores de atención médica para obtener los registros faltantes
  • Trabajar con tus médicos para asegurarse de obtener la información necesaria para probar los daños en tu reclamo
  • Organizar y presentar las pruebas para demostrar la responsabilidad y los daños
  • Negociar con los titulares de gravámenes sobre tu reclamación (como las aseguradoras de salud, discapacidad o compensación laboral) para reducir tanto como se pueda el monto de esos gravámenes, 
  • Negociar un acuerdo satisfactorio con el liquidador de seguros o el abogado defensor.

Todos estos procesos son indispensables para que tu reclamo sea exitoso y obtengas tu compensación.