What to Expect in a Pedestrian Accident Compensation Claim
Being hit by a car while walking or jogging is completely unexpected. It is hard to fathom that any driver could be so negligent as to be unaware of pedestrians in his or her path, but unfortunately, these accidents do happen. As a result, victims can be left with serious injuries and the many struggles that come with physical and mental recovery.
CHALLENGES OF A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWSUIT
Attorney Maryam Parman and her legal team have seen many different types of pedestrian accidents, including kids running after a ball into the street, pedestrians hit by vehicles while in the crosswalk and people who have been run into by a car while in a parking lot. Our lawyers understand the specific nuances and unique challenges that come with each type of accident, including:
- Establishing liability. Many times, defense will attempt to place some or all of the blame on the pedestrian for the accident. Our pedestrian accident lawyers understand these tactics and are prepared to counter any defense. We work with experts to investigate the accident scene, interview witnesses and analyze police reports. With strong investigation skills and evidence collection tactics, we know how to prove liability and get you the compensation you deserve.
- Insurers fight harder when the injuries are serious. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, the injuries tend to be severe because there is absolutely nothing protecting the individual from impact. The more severe the injuries, the more expensive the medical treatment. This means the insurance companies have more to lose when paying on your claim. As such, insurers will fight hard to minimize their payout. However, with Maryam Parman’s law firm on your side, we will fight to maximize your compensation. We work with leading medical specialists and life-care planners to prove the extent of your injuries, the cost of treatment and lost wages incurred to date, as well as in the future.
- Issues in hit-and-run pedestrian accidents. It is sad to think that a driver would flee the scene after hitting a pedestrian, but it happens. If the driver cannot be found, it can leave the injured pedestrian without a way to collect compensation. Fortunately, there are alternative means of recovery, and our legal team will help you file for state-sponsored compensation for victims of crimes. We can also explore options in seeking recovery from your own insurance company.