Pursuing Maximum Compensation After A Pedestrian Accident
The number of pedestrian accidents that occur is astonishing. In the U.S. in recent years, pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles have skyrocketed, with fatal accidents rising nearly 50% from a decade ago. Crashes involving SUVs contributed a 69% increase to these grim numbers. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or a family member has been killed, our attorneys at Whiting Law can help you obtain the compensation you need.
Long-Term Consequences Of A Pedestrian Accident
If they live, pedestrians who are hit and injured seriously by vehicles can end up hospitalized or needing surgery or long-term medical treatment. Often, these victims never fully regain their former state of health, preventing them from returning to work or school or resuming other activities they formerly enjoyed.
In fact, not only do they have to give up certain activities or careers, some victims will continue to need personal care and other physical help indefinitely.
Why It’s Critical To Work With A Skilled Attorney
It is for these reasons that you or a family member need to understand the repercussions of a pedestrian-vehicle accident. Knowing your legal rights can make all the difference in your quality of life and financial situation. That’s why it’s important to get in touch with a well-respected personal injury lawyer who can help you protect your legal rights – before you talk to anyone else’s insurance company.
The problem with talking to the insurance company of the party at fault before you obtain legal counsel is that you may inadvertently surrender all of your legal claims without realizing it. The amount that the at-fault driver’s insurance company offers you may seem adequate at first, but unless you discuss your case with a qualified legal counsel who represents you and you only, you may not realize how much of a burden current – and potential – expenses can become, and you might settle for an amount that doesn’t fully cover those related expenses.
When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, dealing with the physical, emotional or financial challenges can be overwhelming and can affect decision-making. Speaking to a lawyer who has the experience and substantial knowledge about your situation can help you – or a child or other family member – to preserve your legal rights and be reimbursed from day one.