The potential severity of motor vehicle accidents is compounded when pedestrians are involved. Without the protection of a car, pedestrian victims are subject to serious injuries and possibly death, even in low-speed scenarios. If you or a loved one were struck by a motorist, contact our law offices to find out how our attorneys can help you.
What If I Wasn’t Walking?
The laws protecting pedestrians include virtually everyone outside of a vehicle. You don’t even have to be on the road! If a car strikes and you are jogging, skating, checking your mailbox or waiting on the sidewalk, you are considered a pedestrian.
At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, we have 200-plus years of combined experience proving driver negligence and obtaining full compensation for victims of pedestrian accidents. Our attorneys know what to expect from the insurance companies and how to protect you. Among the potential causes of driver negligence are DUI, failure to stop or yield, and speeding. In recent years, we also have seen an increase in distracted driving accidents.
What Should I Do After A Car Hits Me?
When pedestrian accidents occur, it is essential that the victim seeks immediate medical attention. Even if you “feel fine,” you could have internal or head injuries. If left untreated, these could be fatal. Additionally, contact the authorities and obtain contact information from the driver and witnesses.
Do not speak with the insurance representative without legal representation. In fact, keep your statements to a minimum. Instead, obtain counsel to handle the legal aspects of the accident while you focus on healing. Although the insurance adjuster might seem kind and the amount generous, don’t be fooled. Their job is to pay you as little money as possible.
What Do Pedestrian Accidents Victims Recover?
At Gold, Albanese, Barletti & Locascio, LLC, we strive to provide victims of pedestrian accidents full compensation for their pain and suffering. First, we will seek payment for all of the medical charges related to the accident. Additionally, our firm will address your lost wages and other damages/losses resulting from the accident.