Aren't pedestrian accident cases open and shut? Why do I need a lawyer?

joggersIf you were injured in a pedestrian accident, your case may seem incredibly clear cut: You were walking and a motorist struck you with a vehicle. So obviously, the motorist is responsible for both the accident and your injuries. Unfortunately, it's not always that simple.

While motorists are often at fault for pedestrian accidents, that isn't always so. In some situations, both the pedestrian and motorist may share liability to varying degrees.

Considering that pedestrian accidents often leave victims with catastrophic injuries, there's far too much at stake to go through the insurance claims or litigation process alone and unprepared. A personal injury attorney with experience handling pedestrian accident insurance claims or lawsuits can help clients:

  • Seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, and pain and suffering.
  • Find, gather, and preserve important pedestrian accident evidence.
  • Determine accident liability.
  • Prove the motorist was the primarily negligent party.
  • Negotiate a fair settlement.
  • Litigate their cases in court.

Hiring an attorney to represent your interests after a pedestrian accident may also increase your chances of receiving a larger settlement. That's not too surprising, considering that securing legal counsel shows the at-fault party and the insurance company that you're taking the matter seriously by relying on a qualified attorney's negotiation skills and in-depth knowledge of personal injury law.

Consult a Reputable Personal Injury Attorney

If you were seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, a personal injury attorney can protect your interests while you focus on getting better. The seasoned personal injury attorneys with the Accident and Injury Law Group can help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve to get back on your feet. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your pedestrian accident case.