When people are using crosswalks or sidewalks, they may think they are safe from being hit by a car or another vehicle, however, people walking are involved in car crashes and collisions more often than many people realize. These collisions typically occur if someone driving a car is not watching out for people that may be trying to cross the street in front of them. If a person uses extreme caution while walking on a street with large amounts of traffic, a collision or crash with a car is still possible. If you or a loved one sustained a serious injury or died after being involved in this type of collision, it is recommended that you talk to a pedestrian accident attorney at the Higgins Firm right away. Our legal team will answer any questions and help you get fairly compensated for what you have been through.
WHAT LEGAL ACTION CAN PEDESTRIANS TAKE IN THESE TYPES OF CASES?
The person with the injury or a family member of a person who died as a result of this collision, may be able to get compensation from the party that caused the collision. You may be able to be compensated for expenses such as:
- Hospital and treatment costs
- Lost income
- Funeral costs
- Pain and Suffering
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOLLOWING THIS TYPE OF INCIDENT?
Usually after this kind of collision or incident, the driver's insurance providers will try to find out what exactly occurred from the people involved in the accident as well as anyone who might have witnessed the collision. Photos as well as documents from law enforcement are collected to help determine the seriousness of the injury of any pedestrians related to the incident. Once all the details have been collected, insurance providers will usually try to reach a settlement with pedestrians that were hurt during the incident, so that they do not have to pay more money later on. The insurance provider’s goal is to make a settlement offer that is low so that their company does not have spend as much. The pedestrian with the injury may not be aware of the seriousness of the injury until after they seek medical treatment. If a pedestrian decides to take an insurance settlement without knowing how injured they may be, they might not be compensated enough for their injuries and expenses. This is why it is recommended to know all your options before taking any settlement that may be offered.
HOW CAN A LAWYER HELP WITH MY CLAIM?
When you or a family member has sustained an injury as a result of a careless driver, it is advised that you consult a knowledgeable and caring Chattanooga Injury lawyer with the Higgins Firm. The insurance agent may have already tried to reach a settlement or the injuries you suffered may be severe and hospital and treatment expenses may be adding up and you may not know what to do but our legal team answer all of your questions. We understand that this is confusing for you and we will make sure you are fairly compensated for any injured you have been caused so that you have less to worry about and get focus on getting your life back.
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