Pedestrians suffer serious injury when auto drivers are not careful. Whether the pedestrian is an adult crossing a busy city intersection or a schoolgirl crossing a road on her way home, it’s the responsibility of the driver to be vigilant. If you have been seriously injured or a loved one has died in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to:
- Past medical expenses and ongoing therapy;
- Lost wages in the past and loss of income potential in future;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Other damages caused by the injury or death .
At Wilson Williams Law, in Raleigh, North Carolina, our goal is to get you the full compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses to help you on the road to wholeness. Let us explain your rights, guide you through the legal process, and aggressively represent your interests in negotiations and in court. Contact us at our Raleigh law office for a free consultation.
Establishing Liability, Building Your Case
The first thing that must be proven in any personal injury or wrongful death case is that the other party was at fault. In the case of a pedestrian accident, it is that the driver did not exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. We prove this by examining police reports, investigating the scene, and talking to witnesses.
The second element that needs to be investigated is the true cost of your injuries. For example, if you suffered a serious back injury or a traumatic brain injury, you may need therapy for many months or even years. You need to receive enough compensation to cover these long-term costs.
Don’t Settle Too Quickly, or for Too Little
Do not let the insurance company bully you into a quick, cheap settlement for injuries you’ve suffered. They are only putting their financial needs ahead of yours. Talk to an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer before you sign anything. It is important that you not discuss the facts of your pedestrian accident case or sign any documents until you know you have spoken to one of our attorneys.
For more information about your legal rights and options, or to schedule an appointment with a pedestrian accident attorney, please contact us.