Pedestrian Accidents


Pedestrians are often the most vulnerable to injury when involved in an accident. Pedestrians are not protected by massive metal, air bags or other safety measures as are passengers inside vehicles. They can be struck while following the letter of the law, like in a crosswalk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 12 pedestrians died on average each day of 2008. This number does not include the pedestrian involved automobile accidents that are not reported by police, because no officers were called. This means that pedestrians are seeking medical attention alone without the help that they deserve to recover from accidents.

Crossing the street is a routine part of our daily lives. Our children do it on the way to school. We do it on the way to work or when heading out for a meal. Rarely do we give a second thought to the danger. Yet the simple act of walking along or crossing a street ends tragically for thousands of Americans every year, with the pedestrian killed or severely injured.

Accidents caused 4,654 pedestrian fatalities and another 70,000 pedestrian injuries last year. On average, a pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 113 minutes and injured in one every eight minutes, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration estimates. Driver negligence is often to blame for pedestrian accidents, but pedestrians sometimes put themselves in jeopardy through carelessness or inattention.

A person injured in a pedestrian accident may be able to recover money damages from the driver who caused the accident. Damages are money paid to the accident victim as compensation for the victim’s injuries and losses. The family of a pedestrian killed in an accident may also be able to recover money damages.

Damages provide compensation for accidents that result in physical injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and head injuries, as well as for those that result in death. Recurring pain and suffering caused by the physical injuries may also entitle a victim to recover compensation. A victim of a pedestrian accident may also seek reimbursement for medical bills related directly to the accident, in addition to reasonable future medical bills. If you or a family member is the victim of a pedestrian accident, Attorney Kirill Tarasenko can help. Call today!

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    “Professional and efficient.”

    “Mr. Tarasenko was referred to me by a friend who provided me with a positive recommendation. As a paralegal professional myself, I have a much higher expectation of those who practice law than typical clients, so I was pleasantly pleased by his professionalism and knowledge. Pursuing a personal injury case can be a daunting and intimidating task, but he was efficient and kept me well informed during the process. My case had several issues and difficulties, but his research capabilities and diligence to find solutions were excellent. I will most certainly use his services again.”

    – Vanessa

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    “They were absolutely marvelous!!  They handled my case with care and kept me updated.  They even got the number I was looking for!!  Thanks Angie and Kirill!!”

    – Sacramento Client

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    “Professionally Handled.”

    “I felt like my case was handled peacefully and professionally. This was my first major car accident. I had no idea what to do. Paralegal Angie was amazing as she walked me through every single step of the way. She was very knowledgeable, patient, and down to earth. When l met Kirill for the first time, I felt at ease. His calm demeanor, helped me feel less nervous. Kirill patiently took the time to answer my questions. Towards the end of my case, l knew l was in good hands.”

    – Daly City Client

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    “Fought Hard for Me”

    “Kirill Tarasenko is an amazing attorney!  After my accident I had no idea what to do. I called around, and talked to few a law offices. I decided Kirill was the best fit for me. He made me feel very comfortable. He  explained everything to me in easy to understand terminology . He helped me find an excellent doctor . He also made sure I got the most out of my settlement. Kirill fought hard for me!”

    – Kimberly from Sacramento

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    “Best Possible Outcome”

    “Kirill Tarasenko was my Lawyer and worked on my Auto accident case for the past 2 years, and he was a true professional in his field in every sense of the word. He never promised me any particular results, but he did promise that he would work hard and to the best of his abilities to provide me with the best possible outcome. My case was a very difficult and complicated case, and as far as I remember, no other attorney showed interest to accept my case. My case had been turned down by three other lawyers, but when I contacted Tarasenko Law Office, Kirill accepted my case and he stated that he likes to help people.

    Kirill is a thoughtful, caring, and knowledgable attorney. I also consider him ethical and trustworthy , and I would not hesitate to contact him regarding legal matters in the future. Thanks for all of your help Kirill & Angie.”

    – Sammy from Napa

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