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When we leave our homes or go for a walk, the last thing we expect is to be struck by a vehicle. If a driver is careless, does not pay attention to the road, or simply does not heed the right of way, the crosswalk or other areas where you might go for a stroll can become incredibly dangerous.
If you are injured as a pedestrian, you may feel that you do not have rights or that you are not eligible for a settlement. We are ready and waiting to help you.
When it comes to a pedestrian accident, it can be more than striking an individual walking in the crosswalk or on the side of the road. In many states, a bicycle is going to be treated as a pedestrian, the same as anyone on foot.
So, a pedestrian accident is going to be any accident involving a motor vehicle and someone in a non-motorized vehicle or on foot.
This can be a fatal accident; it can be an accident where there is minimal injury; and it could also be an accident in which the individual is injured and does have to seek a great deal of care.
For those that are dealing with a pedestrian accident, it is generally pretty easy to establish fault and then start the claims process. In some cases, however, it can be harder to prove fault and even more challenging to get a fair settlement.
The first thing you need to do is take the time to get the proper medical care. You are going to need to ensure that you are taken care of physically.
You want to go to the hospital for a complete checkup and a once-over by the doctor. Even if you do not think you are injured, you must get a full check done.
Your injuries can become worse over time, and you can end up feeling worse or finding out that you are more injured than you might have believed.
You also need to take the time to file a police report. Though the person that hit you might want to settle without going to court or without taking the time to file a report, it is always going to be far better to go ahead and file a report so that you can prove that you are not at fault and to establish who is.
When filing your police report, you should share your story, get any video surveillance that might be present, and get the witness statements for anyone that might have seen the event.
You then need to file a claim against the insurance of the person who caused the injury. If you can, you should file a claim that will help you pay for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
If you have any issue or the other party tries to fight it, you then need to employ the help of a pedestrian accident attorney.
When it comes to a pedestrian accident lawsuit, it is always going to be beneficial to contact a lawyer to help fight your case.
Our experienced team of pedestrian accident lawyers is capable of collecting the necessary proof and reports, but they are also going to be able to talk with the insurance company on your behalf.
We are going to fight for you and help to negotiate a better settlement. At Caldwell Wenzel Asthana Injury Lawyers, we will work with you to build a case and help you to collect the following evidence:
As a result, it can help you make a good case, which means you will be able to get a settlement. We will not let the insurance company bully you; instead, we will help you get a settlement that can help you recover.
There is a range of settlement types and sizes that you can get for your injuries. However, a few factors are taken into account when it comes to the settlement and how it is determined.
First, you will have your medical bills assessed. You will also consider things like time off work, pain, suffering if you are going to be permanently disabled, and so on.
These are all factors that your lawyer will fight for and that your lawyer will work to include in your settlement. Settlements are going to vary depending on the following aspects:
When it comes to a pedestrian accident, many insurance companies are going to try to downplay your accident and injuries, to give you a smaller settlement. We will fight for more money to help you recover.
The money from your settlement can be used for a wide range of things to help you get back on your feet and recover:
These are all just a few things that you can use your settlement for. The goal of a settlement is not to take back what has happened but to help make your quality of life as close to the way it was before you were injured.
We will work with the insurance company to help settle your case and get you a fair settlement that is going to help take care of your bills and help you get back to living your life.
At Caldwell Wenzel Asthana Injury Lawyers, we have years of combined experience, and we will work with you from start to finish.
We will help you build a case and work to ensure that you have all the information needed to present a solid case, so you have a chance at a good settlement.
Our experienced team will help you build a case that is going to help you get the money you need to cover your medical expenses and give you enough time off work to heal and focus on getting better.
Contact us or call at (251) 444-7000 to get started today.
Do Pedestrian Cases Often Go to Court?
Not all pedestrian cases are going to end up in court. In many cases, the insurance companies will settle out of court. We will fight for you both in and out of court and can handle the process from start to finish.
Are Settlements Often Large Enough to Allow for Time off of Work?
Most settlements are going to be large enough that you are going to be able to take time off work and heal as well as to cover your medical expenses.
Do I Need a Lawyer?
Not all cases require a lawyer. In some cases, you will be presented with an offer before you have a chance to retain a lawyer. If you are unhappy with the settlement that is offered or if you need a larger settlement, a lawyer is going to be your best option.
What Can a Lawyer Do for Me?
A lawyer is going to be able to fight for you, to be a go-between with the insurance company. They are going to be able to help you get a better settlement than you would be able to get on your own.
Where Do I Get Started?
The first step is to get the proper medical care and contact our offices. We will take the reins and help you build a case that will garner a favorable outcome. With our assistance, you will be have less stress and worry and more support in your recovery. Call Caldwell Wenzel Asthana Injury Lawyers today.