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Elderly Pedestrian Accidents

San Jose Elderly Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Helping the Injured in Los Gatos, Santa Clara, and Beyond

Elderly individuals are among the most vulnerable when it comes to pedestrian accidents. At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, our San Jose elderly pedestrian accident lawyers understand the devastating consequences of these accidents.

If your elderly loved one was hit by a car, truck, or other vehicle, online or call (408) 716-1668 for a free consultation.

Common Injuries in Elderly Pedestrian Accidents

Older people are more likely to sustain severe or even fatal injuries in pedestrian accidents due to their increased physical fragility. Accidents at low speeds can still be quite harmful.

Some of the most common injuries in elderly pedestrian accidents include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Fractured or broken bones
  • Internal organ damage
  • Torn ligaments and muscles
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Crush injuries

Many of these injuries have the potential to be permanently debilitating. Some may even be deadly. If they survive the accident, they might need an extensive amount of medical care, such as ongoing care, physical therapy, and surgery.

Fight For Compensation You Deserve

At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP, we are dedicated about supporting the injured. Our elderly pedestrian accident lawyers in San Jose understand the unique obstacles that come with these types of claims and are ready to help you through the process.

We can help you fight for the maximum compensation you are owed for:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and income
  • Lost or reduced earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Past and future loss of enjoyment of life
  • And other damages

Our team is committed to giving you the individualized, one-on-one attention you deserve. We will take the time to understand your specific needs and goals before developing a tailored legal strategy to assist you accomplish them.

Who Is Liable for an Elderly Pedestrian Accident?

The most difficult part of any pedestrian accident lawsuit is usually determining who is at fault. There are instances where the driver is obviously at fault and the case is simple. In plenty of other cases, though, the insurance provider will make an effort to place the blame on the pedestrian.

Some of the most common causes of elderly pedestrian accidents include:

Distracted driving

Drunk driving


Failure to yield the right of way

Failure to obey traffic signals

Failure to use turn signals

Failure to check for pedestrians when turning

Backing up without checking for pedestrians

And more

When you choose our firm, our San Jose elderly pedestrian accident attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine what really happened. We will collect all available evidence, including the police report, any available video footage, and more.

Our team will also work with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists who can help us recreate the accident and establish liability. We have a long track record of success in these types of claims and know how to hold negligent drivers accountable.

Call for a Free Consultation

At Needham Kepner & Fish LLP our seasoned elderly pedestrian accident lawyers are available to answer your questions and provide you with the caring, personalized legal representation you deserve.

To learn more about how we can help you, online or call (408) 716-1668.

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