PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS
No two pedestrian accidents are exactly alike. At Sweet James, we understand that each case needs to be treated with the utmost care and attention. We are highly experienced in assisting pedestrians who have been injured in accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles or bicycles.
Due to a person’s vulnerability compared to a moving vehicle, these accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities for the pedestrian, even at low speeds.
If you have been injured by a negligent party, you have the same right to seek financial compensation as any innocent driver.
Just like with other accidents, it is important to hire a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who knows the proper ways to resolve issues related to pedestrian accidents.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
If you have been hit by a car, truck, motorcycle, or other vehicle, your primary focus should be your health. Seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe your injuries seem to be minor.
Sometimes, serious injuries can be initially masked after a traumatic event. An evaluation by a medical professional can give you and your family peace of mind and allow you to continue on to your recovery.
If possible, contact the police immediately after the accident. Make sure to obtain a detailed report of the accident. The official document can provide significant information for your case.
A police report should include the name and insurance information of the involved parties, which will be invaluable in pursuing your claim.
If your situation permits, take pictures and video of the accident scene. Write down contact information from any available witnesses. At Sweet James, we have seen the remarkable difference a credible witness testimony can make to a claim. Immediately after, you should consider consulting a strong, reputable, professional attorney who can handle your case.
WHAT COMPENSATION IS AVAILABLE TO ME?
A person injured in a pedestrian accident has the same right to recover money damages as drivers that have been in auto accidents. Recovery provides you and your family the opportunity to receive compensation for medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, property damage, and sometimes even punitive damages meant to deter future wrongdoing.
“Waiting too long before contacting a firm for legal advice can mean losing the chance to secure evidence, track down witnesses, or even to file a lawsuit.”
If you have been injured as a pedestrian by an uninsured motorist, that doesn’t mean you’ll be unable to collect. You may be eligible for compensation through your own insurance provider and your insurance policy. A skilled accident attorney will need to properly assess the circumstances of your accident to be sure of what options are available to you.
We will work diligently to maximize the award you can receive, and help you achieve the best possible settlement.