Representing the Legal Rights of Victims of Pedestrian Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there were approximately 65,000 people hurt in pedestrian accidents during 2014. When pedestrians are involved in an accident with motor vehicles such as cars and trucks, they can be seriously injured and may even develop long-term disabilities that interfere with their ability to perform everyday tasks.
Fortunately, if you have been hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be legally entitled to compensation for your economic and non-economic losses.
Hire a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
It is extremely important for pedestrian accident victims to retain an attorney as soon as they can. There are many ways in which a skilled attorney can help, some of which are detailed below.
- Our Attorney Will Determine Whether You Have a Legal Claim – Not every pedestrian accident entitles victims to file a claim. In order to recover compensation, you must be able to show that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligent conduct. Our team will review your pedestrian accident case at no cost and let you know whether you have a claim to pursue. If you do and choose to retain us to represent you, we will not charge you anything in legal fees unless we successfully recover on your behalf.
- Our Lawyer Will Determine What Your Case is Worth – The overwhelming majority of personal injury cases are settled between the victim and the at-fault party’s insurance company. In these cases, the only issue that needs to be resolved is how much the insurance company will pay the victim for his or her losses, and a settlement amount should approximate what you would expect for the case to fetch if it went to trial. It is important, therefore, to have some idea of what your case is worth when going into settlement negotiations.
- Our Attorney Will Negotiate a Fair Settlement Amount – Not surprisingly, insurance companies invariably try and settle cases for as little as possible. When you retain an attorney, he or she will aggressively offer what adequately compensates you for your losses.
- Our Lawyer can File a Lawsuit on Your Behalf – In some pedestrian accident cases, the insurance company is unwilling or unable to make a reasonable settlement offer or the at-fault party simply refuses to concede liability. When this happens, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in order to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries. Because of the complexity involved with filing and conducting a full personal injury trial, trying to represent yourself will put you at a distinct disadvantage. The insurance company undoubtedly has lawyers ready to defend any claim made against them, so it is important for you to retain an experienced attorney in order to maximize your chances of successfully recovering compensation.
Personal Injury Representation
Retaining personal injury representation is a critical part of moving on with your life after an accident. When you are seriously injured in a wreck, you should be focusing on your recovery, not dealing with insurance company adjusters collecting documentation establishing your damages. When you retain a lawyer, he or she will handle every aspect of your case, allowing you to rest and get back to your normal life as soon as possible.
It is important to keep in mind that if you choose to represent yourself, there is a very real possibility that you will inadvertently hurt your ability to recover compensation. Insurance company representatives are not on your side and are trained to minimize the amount of money they pay out on claims. As a result, insurance company representatives may ask you questions designed to get you to admit liability for your accident. When you retain a pedestrian accident attorney, he or she will communicate with the insurance company for you and make sure that your legal rights are protected.
Call a New Jersey Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today for More Information
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident that was caused by a careless motorist, you should find a lawyer for pedestrian accidents as soon as possible. In many instances, a skilled lawyer will be able to help you recover compensation for things like your medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life. To learn more about how we can help you, please call our office today at 973-278-1124.