Whether you’re a casual weekend walker or a competitive marathon runner, being struck by a moving vehicle can have a life-changing impact. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents caused by a negligent motorist are a frequent occurrence. And unlike most car accident cases resulting in minor injuries, the pedestrian’s injuries are usually severe, catastrophic, or deadly.
Any person who has been involved in a pedestrian accident or who has lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver needs the services of an experienced California accident firm like Edzant Price. Because it can be very difficult to prove fault in a pedestrian accident, you need aggressive and professional representation to ensure that you receive the benefits you deserve: repayment for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Don’t make the mistake of assuming you don’t need legal representation after an accident. As for-profit businesses, insurance companies strive to settle cases for as little as possible and recognize that you are often unprepared to handle your own claim. By offering you a small amount of money, the insurance companies will try to get you to settle for much less compensation than you deserve and are entitled to receive.
What most accident victims discover the hard way is that the insurance companies typically won’t give them a fair offer until after they get legal representation from a well-seasoned attorney. Only at that point do the insurance companies know the victim means business, and they will then be forced to treat an injured victim with respect and fairness.
Another common problem for pedestrian accident victims who try to represent themselves is that they can end up hurting their own case. Insurance companies will take the victim’s statement after the incident when the victim may still be recovering and unable to give accurate information. The insurance companies then use the victim’s errors and temporary confusion to build a case against him or her. They will also demand that documents be signed that can ultimately hurt the victim’s case as well.
The attorneys at Edzant Price will never allow you to talk to the opposing insurance companies, or their lawyers, alone. We can also prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of your vulnerable condition.
Pedestrian accident victims are not the only ones who can benefit from our services; people who have lost their loved ones in a pedestrian accident may be able to file a wrongful death suit against the driver responsible for the incident. While winning the case will never bring back a spouse, child, sibling, or parent, the award will provide important compensation for the loss and will help the family pay for the costs related to the loss.