If you are injured while walking down the street or using a cross walk, and have the right of way, you may be entitled to damages against the other party who caused your injuries. You have specific protections and legal rights under the law to recover damages incurred as the result of your accident. Being stuck down by an automobile, semi-truck, or other vehicle often results in severe injuries, or even the loss of a family member. Regardless of the outcome of the accident, you need a pedestrian accident attorney, able to help you through this sensitive and difficult time, as well as to provide their expertise to recover the financial compensation you need to continue on with your lives.
One mistake commonly made in pedestrian accident cases is not obtaining legal representation using a personal injury attorney. Some accidents do not result in serious injuries, so the injured person attempts to represent themself and tries to work out a settlement with the other party’s insurance company. However, this is a bad idea, because the other party’s insurance company wants to settle for the least amount of money possible. As a result, people often end up not being adequately cared for, financially, because they did not realize all of the technicalities of the law.
Even if you are not entirely sure the driver of the car is at fault, it is still worth your time to set up a free consolation appointment with one of our lawyers. When you come in for your initial appointment, it helps your case immensely if you can bring along a copy of the original accident report. As long as it is able to be established you were not at fault, or only contributed partial fault towards the accident, you are able to file a lawsuit against the other party.