Pedestrian accidents can leave victims with serious, debilitating, or even disabling injuries that result in astronomical unexpected medical bills and require long periods of recuperation. Quite often, a victim isn't able to work during recovery. Suddenly, in addition to earth-shattering physical challenges, pedestrian accident victims face devastating financial challenges as well.
Fortunately, Pennsylvania law gives victims injured in accidents caused by someone else's negligence the ability to seek a compensation for related medical expenses, lost wages, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, some victims may be hesitant to take legal action because of fear that doing so means they'll have to go to court.
While it's true that some pedestrian accident personal injury cases make it all the way to trial, the vast majority are settled long before they ever reach a courtroom.
That said, there's no reason to be afraid of going to court if the circumstances demand it. When an insurance company or defense team refuses to take a claim seriously or make a fair settlement offer, taking the case to trial may be beneficial.
One thing's for certain: Pedestrian accident victims need a qualified attorney who's committed to resolving the case in the way that's best for the client—whether that means accepting a settlement or going to court.
It's not uncommon for accident victims with no previous experience with personal injury litigation process to feel nervous, scared, or intimidated by the idea of going to court. Not to worry: experienced personal injury attorneys work closely with their clients to ensure they're prepared and know what to expect in the courtroom.
Consult a Personal Injury Attorney
Our skilled personal injury attorneys can help you understand your rights and options after a pedestrian accident. Contact the Accident and Injury Law Group today to schedule an appointment for a free initial case consultation.