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Injured Pedestrian in Northern California?

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“What’s My Case Worth?”

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Highly Regarded on Yelp

Recipient of SuperLawyer Award 2016-2017

Recognized as Outstanding Lawyer in San Francisco Magazine

Five Star Reviews on Google

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys with Over 40 Years Experience. Here’s what we will   Do For You  

We coordinate with your medical providers to handle medical bills.

We determine how to keep money coming in while you recover.

We deal with insurance adjusters and handle the claims process.

Pedestrian Accident Attorneys with Over 40 Years Experience. Here’s what we will

  Do For You  

We coordinate with your medical providers to handle medical bills.

We determine how to keep money coming in while you recover.

We deal with insurance adjusters and handle the claims process.

How The Wyatt Law Corp Car Accident Attorneys Can Help You

With over 40 years of experience helping clients injured in accidents and on the job, the father and sons legal team of the Wyatt Law Corporation are experts at recovering compensation for people who have been injured in an accident in Northern California.
Wow….how refreshing it is to speak with an attorney that actually takes their time listening to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you Russ for being so personable and attentive, I appreciate the quick responses and the solid guidance. I will definitely be recommending you! I rarely write reviews but felt the need to write this one because of how satisfied I was with his services. Andra C. - Sacramento, CA - 2/26/16

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A Family of Attorneys with over 40 Years of Experience Who Treat You Like Family

What makes the Law Office of Russ Wyatt unique is our commitment to family. The father and sons team of attorneys have been battling insurance companies for over 40 years and have achieved exceptional results for their clients throughout California. The Wyatt attorneys understand that being injured in a car accident it traumatic and requires a personal touch. Unlike some impersonal mega-firms where clients are simply looked at as dollars, the Wyatts strive to treat every client like a family member.
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Commitment and Compassion from Military Background

Before becoming an attorney, Russ Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the invasion force that stormed Baghdad in 2003, reached the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a combat action ribbon. Russ’ military background taught him the importance of discipline and commitment in everything he does. Most importantly it taught him to show compassion towards people who sustained injuries. Russ knows that no amount of money can make up for serious injuries.
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Never Any Upfront Cost to You

The firm is committed to taking cases on contingency. That means that there is no upfront cost to you. From the moment you first contact the attorneys until the time you receive your settlement, there are no legal fees. The firm makes itself available for free consultations at either one of the offices located in Sacramento or Cameron Park. The attorneys know that their clients who are injured have a hard time coming to the office, so by appointment, they also meet with clients at locations that are convenient to them.
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No Medical Insurance, No Problem

If you are injured, the most important priority is to get you back on your feet. Not everybody has medical insurance or insurance that will pay for all the treatment they need. We work with doctors that take patients on lien. That means that they will treat you and postpone their payment until you receive your settlement.

How The Wyatt Law Corp Can Help You

With over 40 years of experience helping clients injured in accidents and on the job, the father and sons legal team of the Wyatt Law Corporation are experts at recovering compensation for people who have been injured in an accident in Northern California.
Wow….how refreshing it is to speak with an attorney that actually takes their time listening to you and doesn’t make you feel rushed. I was very impressed with his professionalism and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you Russ for being so personable and attentive, I appreciate the quick responses and the solid guidance. I will definitely be recommending you! I rarely write reviews but felt the need to write this one because of how satisfied I was with his services. Andra C. - Sacramento, CA - 2/26/16

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A Family of Attorneys with over 40 Years of Experience Who Treat You Like Family

What makes the Law Office of Russ Wyatt unique is our commitment to family. The father and sons team of attorneys have been battling insurance companies for over 40 years and have achieved exceptional results for their clients throughout California. The Wyatt attorneys understand that being injured in a car accident it traumatic and requires a personal touch. Unlike some impersonal mega-firms where clients are simply looked at as dollars, the Wyatts strive to treat every client like a family member.
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Commitment and Compassion from Military Background

Before becoming an attorney, Russ Wyatt joined the United States Marine Corps. He was a member of the invasion force that stormed Baghdad in 2003, reached the rank of Sergeant and was awarded a combat action ribbon. Russ’ military background taught him the importance of discipline, commitment in everything he does. Most importantly it taught him compassion for other's injuries. Russ knows that no amount of money can make up for serious injuries and his perspective reminds him to treat clients with respect and compassion.
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Never Any Upfront Cost to You

The firm is committed to taking cases on contingency. That means that there is no upfront cost to you. From the moment you first contact the attorneys until the time you receive your settlement, there are no legal fees. The firm makes itself available for free consultations at either one of the offices located in Sacramento or Cameron Park. The attorneys know that their clients who are injured have a hard time coming to the office, so by appointment, they also meet with clients at locations that are convenient to them.
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No Medical Insurance, No Problem

The most important priority should be to get you back on your feet. Not everybody has medical insurance or insurance that will pay for all the treatment they need. We work with doctors that take patients on lien. That means that they will treat you and postpone their payment until you receive your settlement.

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Our Attorneys

"Truly has his client's best interest at heart as opposed to his pocket book. Unfortunately, this is a rare quality to find in an attorney."

-Roger Patrick Niello

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"I'm very confident so far in the work he's done and that the outcome will be amazing! Russ is very knowledgeable and complete opposite of most attorneys that I know, I really enjoy spending time speaking with him (and that's saying a lot considering for most attorneys you have to pay by the hour to talk to them LOL!!!)"

-R.B.

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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Northern California

Every two hours a pedestrian is killed in a vehicle-related crash, according to figures compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That works out to nearly 4,800 fatal pedestrian accidents each year. In addition, the CDC says more than 150,000 pedestrians required emergency medical care annually following non-fatal accidents.

Pedestrians are especially at risk in high-traffic urban areas like Sacramento, where residents frequently need to cross multi-lane roads, facing a gauntlet of drivers who fail to yield, travel too fast, and are too distracted by their smartphones to pay attention to the road. Drivers often do not take pedestrian safety seriously until it is too late. And even then, many drivers choose the cowardly (and illegal) “hit-and-run” approach of fleeing the scene without waiting for police–or stopping to render assistance to the badly injured pedestrian lying in the street.

How Serious Are Pedestrian Accident Injuries?

A study published by the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine found that in about 50 percent of pedestrian accidents, the victims suffered injuries to the lower extremities, i.e., the legs, feet, ankles, and thighs. The next most common group of injuries were to the head, face, and neck (38 percent of accidents), followed by injuries to the upper extremities (27 percent).

Remember, a pedestrian lacks any protection when struck by a moving vehicle. This means that even a collision at relatively low speeds may produce significant, life-threatening injuries. If the injured pedestrian does not receive immediate medical attention, even a seemingly minor wound may be quickly infected, especially if the victim is left on the ground exposed to the elements.

Can I Sue the Driver Even If I Was Jaywalking?

A common defense in pedestrian accident cases is to blame the victim. The negligent driver will claim the pedestrian was jaywalking or suddenly darted into traffic. The driver maintains he had no time to respond and hit the pedestrian unwittingly.

While it is common sense that pedestrians should always observe basic traffic safety rules–crossing at clearly marked crosswalks where available, looking both ways before crossing the street, et cetera–California law imposes equal if not greater responsibility on drivers. After all, the driver is behind the wheel of a 4,000-pound car moving down the street at 40 miles per hour. As such, the driver has a legal duty to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians–even if they happen to be outside a designated crosswalk.

In any personal injury lawsuit, a judge and jury will look at all relevant factors, not just whether the pedestrian was jaywalking. A qualified Sacramento pedestrian accident attorney can help make sure the court sees what really happened and does not rush to blame you for someone else’s negligence. Even if you are found partially to blame for the accident, California assigns negligence based on a “pure comparative fault” standard. This means you can still recover some monetary damages against a negligent defendant.

What If I’m Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?

While most Americans pride themselves on a sense of personal responsibility, too often panic takes over following a pedestrian accident: The negligent motorist speeds away from the accident scene. In many of these hit-and-run cases, the police are never able to identify the driver.

Where does that leave the victim? Aside from any personal medical insurance to pay for their hospital care, pedestrian accident victims may be able to turn to their own car insurance carrier. Many auto insurance policies include additional “uninsured and underinsured motorist” coverage. Such coverage is optional. You are not required to purchase it, but California requires insurers to offer it.

Basically, uninsured motorist coverage protects you if you are hit by a vehicle that either lacks insurance or has insufficient coverage to pay for all the damages you sustained. In the context of a hit-and-run, your uninsured motorist carrier basically steps into the shoes of the anonymous driver and pays your claim for damages.

Of course, it is usually not that cut-and-dry. There are a number of procedural hurdles you must clear. You need to file a police report regarding the accident. California law requires you file a claim with your insurance carrier within two years.

Many times, accident victims do not know they even have uninsured motorist coverage or that it may apply to hit-and-run accidents. And insurers are not always eager, to put it mildly, to pay out uninsured motorist claims. Sometimes they will even deny valid claims or incorrectly state a pedestrian accident is not covered by the policy.

This is where the Wyatt Law Corp can help. You might think a lawyer is unnecessary when dealing with your own insurance company, but remember, the insurance company does not work for you, it works for its shareholders. We know how to negotiate with the insurers on your behalf to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

What If a Pedestrian Is Killed by a Negligent Driver?

If a pedestrian is killed in an accident and the responsible driver can be identified, the family of the victim may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim under California law. Wrongful death is meant to compensate a victim’s spouse or next-of-kin for the sudden loss of financial and emotional support. Wrongful death cases are enormously complicated and require the services of an experienced firm like the Wyatt Law Corp.

Why Should I Contact Sacramento Pedestrian Accident Attorneys – Wyatt Law Corp?

Hiring an attorney is a major commitment. When you are already reeling from the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident, you need to trust your attorney to look out for you. The last thing you want to deal with is insurance companies, defense attorneys, and mountains of paperwork.

The Wyatt Law Corp can give you peace of mind. We are a family operation–Russ works with his mother, father, and brother on cases–dedicated to helping you put your life back together. If you live in Sacramento, Placer, or El Dorado counties and need legal advice following a pedestrian accident, call us today at 916-277-8820 to schedule a free consultation.

We Serve the Following California Counties

We Serve the Following California Counties

Sacramento County
Placer County
El Dorado County
Yuba County
Yolo County
Solano County
Merced County
San Joaquin County
Calaveras County

Sacramento

901 H St. Suite 601
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph: (916) 277-8820

Cameron Park

3350 Country Club Dr. #202
Cameron Park, CA 95682
Ph: (530) 350-6645