You shouldn’t be afraid of walking across the crosswalk out of fear of getting hit by a driver that isn’t paying attention. But when there are negligent drivers on the road, the risk is high. The cost of your injuries can be overwhelming, and the pain you may suffer if you get hit by a vehicle can be debilitating.
Our team of pedestrian accident attorneys can help you determine if you have a valid case. Our team at Christina Pendleton & Associates is passionate about helping you in any way we can to help you recover from your injuries as well as financially.
Statute of Limitations for a Pedestrian Accident
According to Virginia Code § 8.01-243(A), you have two years from the date of the pedestrian accident to file a claim. You should submit your pedestrian accident claim as soon as you can so you don’t miss the deadline. If you don’t file in time, you will not be able to collect any compensation or file again.
Despite the fact that you have around two years to file your claim, the details of your accident could give you more or less time to get your claim in. To find out how much time you actually have to file, you can meet with one of our Chesapeake pedestrian accident attorneys. We can also help you with any paperwork you have to fill out.
Another benefit of filing early is that you have more time to build a strong case if you end up qualifying for compensation. You and your attorney can gather evidence to support your claim and increase your chances of winning your case.
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Damages Available in a Pedestrian Accident Case
When you get hit by a car, you most likely have costly medical bills as a result of the pedestrian accident. There are two types of damages that you can collect after a pedestrian accident. You may be able to recover the following damage types:
This type of damage represents the financial losses that you have suffered as a result of your injuries. These damages are calculable and have a dollar amount. Some of the economic damages a pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of income
- Property damage
- Loss of future earnings
- Physical therapy
The other type of damage that a pedestrian accident attorney can help you recover after your accident is non-economic damages. This type of damage refers to the losses you have suffered that do not have a dollar amount. Non-monetary damages are usually associated with the long-term effects of your injuries.
A lawyer from our firm can help you determine what non-economic damages you qualify for. Some of the non-monetary damages that you can recover with the help of an attorney include:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of society
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Physical disfigurement
The types and amounts of damages that you can recover after getting hit as a pedestrian depends on the severity of your injuries and the details of your accident.
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Is It Worth Getting a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
Many people, after an accident, contemplate if contacting an attorney is actually worth the time and money, and they’re right to do so. After a severe accident like getting hit by a vehicle, you may not be able to spare any unnecessary expenses. But by hiring one of our Chesapeake pedestrian accident lawyers, we can save you money and prevent you from paying unnecessary costs.
One of the biggest benefits of hiring one of our lawyers is our extensive experience with pedestrian accidents. We can use our previous experience and rulings on other pedestrian accident cases to help bring multiple perspectives to your case. This could result in you getting higher compensation as well.
Another reason to work with a qualified attorney on our team is our thorough evidence-gathering process. Our team knows that strong evidence makes a strong case, and that’s our goal so you can have the best chances for success with your case.
When you work with our team, you’re not just hiring an attorney; you’re hiring a team that cares about your needs and has the experience to get you the compensation you qualify for. We’re passionate about what we do, and we can fight for your rights to compensation.
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If you were hit as a pedestrian, our team at Christina Pendleton & Associates understands the pain you’re in and the financial burden you may be dealing with. But our pedestrian accident attorneys in Virginia can help you determine if you have a valid case.
If you’d like to work with our team, we’re ready to work with you. Call us or fill out the contact form on our website to schedule your free consultation today.
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