If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, you have legal options. The law allows you to seek compensation for physical, emotional, and financial damages. Our lawyers acknowledge that accidents come with plenty of financial and emotional stress, and we are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve.
A lawyer can file your claim, identify and calculate your damages, collect evidence, and negotiate a reasonable settlement with an insurance company. If negotiations with an insurer are unsuccessful, your lawyer can litigate your case and fight for a court award that adequately compensates you.
What Damages Can a Pedestrian Hit By a Car Get?
With the right legal backing, you can get compensation for an array of economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are awarded to you for any financial loss you have because of the accident. Some examples of economic damages include:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Lost earning ability
- Lost pension
- Property damage
- Domestic services such as a hired nurse
But we know too well that accidents cause more than financial damage. That is why a pedestrian hit by a car may also collect compensation covering non-economic losses such as:
- Reduced quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Any form of disability
- Emotional distress
A lawyer will assess your damages, valuate them, and fight for the settlement that fully compensates you. We will not settle for less. You have dealt with enough; the least we can do is ensure you do not bear the costs of your medical treatment and other damages.
Determining Fault in a Pedestrian Accident
Your lawyer will investigate your case and find out how your accident happened. They will identify the liable party or parties and pursue them for compensation. The traffic laws legislated in the United States make it easy for pedestrians to hold negligent motorists accountable because in most cases, it’s difficult for a pedestrian to be at fault.
In most situations, pedestrians have the right of way, meaning that vehicles are supposed to yield to them. Where a sidewalk is not available, pedestrians are allowed to walk on the roadway, as long as they’re on the shoulder far from the edge of the roadway.
A lawyer will figure out how a motorist was negligent and hold them accountable for their wrongdoing.
Picking the Right Pedestrian Accident Attorney
After the accident, you’ll want an attorney who can help you get the best and most prompt settlement. The best candidate is one who has experience and a winning track record in cases like yours.1
We recommend vetting your lawyer before getting into any official engagement. Here are a few things you can do to find the best lawyer to handle your pedestrian accident case:
- Conduct online research to find out their experience with injury cases like yours
- Speak with a client they’ve helped to learn how they handled the case
- Read online reviews from the lawyer’s past clients
- Request a free consultation where you can ask questions
Our Attorneys Can Help You Build a Strong Case
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, our lawyers have dedicated their lives to helping injured people get justice. Our approach is compassionate because we understand the emotional implications of road accidents. Here are some of the ways we can help you after an accident:
- Arranging for examination by a medical professional regardless of your health insurance
- Collecting all evidence of damage caused by the accident
- Gathering police reports, witness statements, and accident scene photographs
- Proving fault
- Negotiating with the insurance company or building a case in court
In addition, we shall answer any questions you might have about your legal options after the accident.
Handling the Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Insurance companies know that you’re vulnerable after an accident. They might try to exploit this fact by giving you a small check as compensation. While the money might seem fair at the time, it is often lower than what you deserve. This is because insurance companies aim to settle as quickly and as cheaply as possible.
The effects of personal injuries from accidents transcend physical injuries and can present long-term issues. This is one reason it helps to have an attorney on your side, as they will tirelessly fight for you to get the financial recovery you are entitled to.
Our lawyers understand the complexities of personal injury cases and will do everything in their power to secure justice for you.
Speak with a Team Member Today About Your Case
Our team of attorneys has helped over 40,000 clients get justice in personal injury claims, and we’re ready to fight for you.1 You will not be required to pay any legal fees until we recover compensation from the responsible party. Give us a call today at (888) 612-7001 for a free consultation and learn how we can help you.