YOUR PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
At Sweet James, our pedestrian accident attorneys have earned a reputation by consistently achieving results that make insurance companies pay attention. By putting our clients first, we’ve won more than $500 Million for accident victims.
HOW DOES THE INSURANCE PROCESS WORK?
An insurance adjuster has no incentive to treat you fairly. Their “job well done” is spending as little as possible to settle your case. There are many tactics adjusters will use, but their motivation is universal – to deny, delay, and devalue your claim.
These are some of the largest and most powerful companies in the world. They use their resources to increase profits. You need our pedestrian accident lawyers looking out for you.
We’ve built our firm on the values embraced by Main Street – not Wall Street. At Sweet James, our goals and yours are perfectly aligned. Our success is based on your success. It is in our interest to get you the best results possible.
With our pedestrian accident attorneys in your corner, you can rest assured that your claim is in the hands of professionals. Let us take care of the details so that you can get back to the more important things in life.
COMMON CAUSES OF PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS
Driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol
Vehicle blind spots
Failure to yield the right-of-way
Not crossing at crosswalks
ARE CROSSWALKS PART OF THE PROBLEM?
Even when a pedestrian uses a crosswalk, is it possible that the driver may not be the only cause of a pedestrian accident. Can crosswalk location and road design also contribute to a pedestrian accident? Pedestrian safety must be a focus of those who design and maintain public crosswalks. If their failure to maintain pedestrian safety contributes to an accident, then those responsible can also be held accountable. Potential defendants in crosswalk location negligence may include but are not limited to engineering firms and governmental agencies. If you’ve been injured while crossing the street, let a Sweet James pedestrian accident lawyer help you determine who is at fault
Every accident is different. As the number of vehicles, drivers, pedestrians, conditions, and witnesses increases, claims get exceedingly more complex.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers are experienced in handling complex accident cases.
HOW CAN PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS BE PREVENTED?
Pedestrian safety is a shared responsibility between walkers and drivers.
The NHTSA recommends that pedestrians take these safety measures
Be predictable – follow the rules of the road and obey traffic signs and signals
Use sidewalks whenever available
If there is no sidewalk, walk facing oncoming traffic
Stay alert. Don’t use cell phones while you are walking
Always cross at crosswalks or intersections, where drivers expect pedestrians to be
When a crosswalk or intersection is not available, cross in an illuminated area where you have the best view of traffic.
Never assume that a driver sees you.
Make yourself visible – wear bright clothing during the day and reflective materials at night
Watch for cars pulling in or out of a driveway, backing up, or parking
Avoid alcohol and drugs when walking
WILL HIRING A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAW FIRM MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
Pedestrian accident claims are complex. It is almost impossible for an untrained person to determine the real value of their claim.
In the case of accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, it is critical to retain a Sweet James personal injury lawyer who is experienced in representing victims of serious injuries.
To help accident victims with their personal injury cases, we provide general guidelines on our website. But your accident is not a general accident. The way your injuries affect your life is unique.
Your compensation can’t be determined by a computer program or an insurance company checklist. The better we understand your needs, the more we can make sure the insurance company meets them.
We are a firm built around you. Our success as a firm is a direct result of taking you and your needs seriously.
Not every accident requires a lawyer. But any pedestrian who has been injured in an accident would be wise to speak with a Sweet James pedestrian accident lawyer. We’ve helped countless people improve their situation as a direct result of our free consultations – even when we can’t take the case.