Approximately 4,400 pedestrians are killed (14% of all traffic fatalities), and 69,000 pedestrians suffer all levels of injuries ranging from soft tissue, to catastrophic, and death every year in America, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Pedestrian accidents raise unique issues, and may involve pedestrians or joggers who are struck in a crosswalk, sideswiped by a motor vehicle, struck while in a parking lot, struck while exiting a bus or car, or otherwise injured or killed by drivers all over the country. All too often, drivers are inattentive to the presence of pedestrians and don't sufficiently look in the direction their car is traveling.
When a pedestrian accident occurs, the pedestrian has the same right to seek financial compensation as any motorist. Just like other accidents involving motor vehicles, it is important to hire a highly qualified, and sophisticated attorney who has in depth knowledge and experience in this area of the law. familiar with the unique issues involved in pedestrian accidents and pedestrian injuries, who will conduct a prompt investigation of the accident and your injuries, who has credibility with auto insurance companies, and who will get the compensation that you and your family deserves. Our team of experts at The Lawyers Group, Inc. have prosecuted thousands of cases involving pedestrians with a range of injuries and death.
Should I wait before contacting a pedestrian injury attorney?
If you or a loved one has been in a pedestrian accident, it is extremely important to talk to a qualified pedestrian accident attorney immediately. If you wait too long to speak with a lawyer, evidence in your case may be lost, witnesses may disappear, and insurance companies may take advantage of you. Once we accept your pedestrian accident injury claim, an investigation is immediately begun and swift action is taken to secure and preserve evidence relevant to your claim.
In a pedestrian accident claim, what compensation can I receive?
With over 40 years of experience, The Lawyers Group Inc. has handled exclusively personal injury and wrongful death cases, and we have established a reputation for obtaining the highest compensation for our clients and their families, and the accountability they rightfully deserve. An injured pedestrian would be entitled to recover:
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- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost earnings and earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress
- Loss of parental or spousal financial support, loss of spousal relations
- Property damage, incidental expenses
- Economical Damages
Why you need a Lawyer?
Many pedestrian accident victims think that they can resolve their injury claim directly with the other party's insurance company rather than hire a pedestrian accident lawyer. Most who try to do this on their own end up regretting doing so. When an injured pedestrian is not represented by a qualified pedestrian accident attorney, the insurance company, which is in the business of paying out as little as possible, will usually lead the victim to believe they will be dealt with fairly and adequately compensated. However, the reality is that insurance companies will usually take advantage of the unrepresented party and end up offering them a grossly insufficient settlement amount.
Do not fall for this tactic, and do not allow the insurance company to take a recorded statement from you or induce you to sign any papers or see their doctors. The insurance companies have their lawyers, don't make the mistake of not having yours. Let the experts at The Lawyers Group, Inc. take the stress and hassles of trying to figure out the law by yourself away from you and your family. We will fight to protect you and your family. Call us today to set up your free no obligation consultation. If we don't win your case, you will not pay.
Someone gets hurt in a pedestrian accident every 8 minutes, according to the National Highway Traffic Association. We understand how devastating a pedestrian accident can be, and we want to help you and your family. As a pedestrian accident victim, you'll need protection from insurance companies that try to pin the blame on you or make offers that are far less than you deserve. Your best defense from unethical practices like these is an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who knows the law and has experience negotiating with insurance companies. With over 40 years of experience, our team of experts will stand by your side every step of the way.
A pedestrian accident attorney can prepare and present a winning case to help you:
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- Get paid or reimbursed for medical expenses
- Recoup lost wages now and in the future
- Collect payment for mental and emotional distress
- Secure long-term rehabilitation or long-term disability benefits
- Obtain compensation for the loss of a loved one
With millions of cars on the streets, hundreds of thousands of pedestrian accidents occur each year. If you have lost a loved one as a result of pedestrian accident, you know how difficult it is handle such situation. That's why it's critical to be aware of the conditions that can increase your chances of being hurt in a pedestrian accident. The more informed you are, the safer you and your loved ones will be.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
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- Children and older adults are especially vulnerable to pedestrian accidents.
- Holidays are dangerous for pedestrians. Year after year, NHSTA's research showed that pedestrian accidents are the highest during New Year's Day and Halloween.
- Pedestrians are also most likely to be injured in an accident after dark.
- The majority of pedestrian accidents - more than 85% -- occur in urban areas.
We are here 24/7 to help you and your family to get the compensation you deserve. No matter what time or what day we are always here to help. Call now to discuss your case and answer any questions you or your family may have.