Rules of the road are designed so that drivers on the road with bigger and more dangerous vehicles have more of a duty to keep other drivers and passengers safe. If you drive a motorized vehicle, you are required by law to yield to bicyclists and pedestrians and drive safely within the constraints of the law.
Each year about 70,000 pedestrians and bicyclists are hurt or even killed on roadways in the U.S. In fact, pedestrian accidents are on the rise, growing almost 15 percent between 2006 and 2015, as reported by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, you could benefit from the services of an experienced and compassionate pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm.
The Benefits of Legal Representation
You may think you don’t have the time or desire to find a pedestrian accident attorney to represent your injury claim or that the criminal justice system will be all that is needed. However, an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer offers many benefits, which may include:
Speaking to and dealing with claims adjusters, other parties, insurance companies
Speaking to your medical creditors to put your accounts on a hold status until your civil claim is resolved
Negotiating a settlement out of court
Obtaining fair compensation for your injuries so that you can pay your medical bills and continue to get the care that you need
Each of these benefits saves you time and allows you to focus on your physical and mental well-being. Keep in mind that when it comes to vehicular accidents, injured party’s who hire an attorney typically receive significantly more compensation than those who don’t.
Criminal versus Civil Charges in Pedestrian Accidents
The person who hit you may likely be facing some criminal charges. It’s crucial to understand that while justice can be served in a criminal court in these cases, criminal charges and sentences for the person who hit you won’t be helpful in getting you fair compensation.
In order to receive compensation for things like medical bills, lost wages, future medical care, and your pain and suffering, you need to pursue a civil claim against the responsible parties and their insurance companies. Criminal cases can run at the same time as civil claims. Although the two are entirely separate, the outcome of a criminal charge can impact civil liability.
Reach Out to a Skilled Pedestrian Accident Lawyer at Salam & Associates Today
At Salam & Associates, our pedestrian accident lawyers are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We make the necessary effort to genuinely understand and investigate the circumstances that led to your accident and your injuries. During a time that can be burdensome and difficult, our job is to make your life less stressful.
Our staff provides injured clients with the individualized attention they need and are always here to answer your questions. Call us today to learn more about fair compensation for your pedestrian accident injuries. We offer free case consultations and work on contingency fees to help ease your financial burdens. Contact us online at www.salampc.com or [email protected] to schedule a case review today.