Representing The Legal Rights Of Victims Of Pedestrian Accidents
When pedestrians are involved in an accident with motor vehicles such as cars and trucks, they can be seriously injured and may even develop long-term disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform everyday tasks. The worst cases are fatal.
Fortunately, if you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident or if a loved one has been killed, you may be legally entitled to compensation for economic losses and noneconomic damages.
Know Your Rights After A Pedestrian Accident
It is extremely important for pedestrian accident victims to retain an attorney as soon as they can. There are many ways in which a skilled attorney can help, some of which are detailed below.
- Our attorney will determine whether you have a legal claim – Not every pedestrian accident poses grounds to file a claim. In order to recover compensation, you must be able to show that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligent conduct. Our team will review your pedestrian accident case at no cost and let you know whether you have a claim to pursue. We only receive an attorney fee if we obtain a recovery on your behalf.
- Our lawyer will determine what your case is worth – The overwhelming majority of personal injury cases are settled between the victim and the at-fault party’s insurance company. In these cases, the main issue that needs to be resolved is how much the insurance company will pay the victim for his or her losses. A settlement amount should approximate what you would expect to recover if the case went to trial. It is important to work with an attorney who understands how to properly value your case.
- Our attorney will negotiate a fair settlement amount – Not surprisingly, insurance companies invariably try and settle cases for as little as possible. When you retain an attorney, he or she will aggressively offer what adequately compensates you for your losses.
- Our lawyer can litigate on your behalf – In some pedestrian accident cases, the insurance company is unwilling or unable to make a reasonable settlement offer or the at-fault party simply refuses to concede liability. When this happens, it may be necessary to go to court in order to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. Because of the complexity involved with filing and conducting a full personal injury trial, trying to represent yourself will put you at a distinct disadvantage. The insurance company undoubtedly has lawyers ready to defend any claim made against them, so it is important for you to retain an experienced attorney in order to maximize your chances of successfully recovering compensation.
We Are Ready To Advocate For You
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by a careless motorist, you should find a lawyer for pedestrian accidents promptly. Collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses as soon as possible after the accident is critical to building a strong case.
In many instances, a skilled lawyer will be able to help you recover compensation for things like your medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. To learn more about how we can help you, please call our office at 973-315-7957 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
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