Pedestrians may use the road the same as other vehicles, so long as they follow the rules of the road. Yet even if you follow the rules, other drivers might negligently hit you. If you’re suffering from a pedestrian accident, or had a loved one killed in a pedestrian accident, contact Pendleton Law.
We have lawyers experienced in pedestrian accident cases that have happened in Wytheville. Our team can help you get compensation to pay for the expenses of your accident and the pain and suffering you’ve experienced. If someone else has harmed you, we’ll hold them accountable and get you the money you deserve.
How a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help
A pedestrian accident can leave you with permanent disfigurement, life-altering disabilities, and chronic pain. It can keep you from working and enjoying life. We can help you recover money to pay for these damages, but filing on your own puts your settlement at risk.
We have the legal experience you need to battle the insurance companies, and the knowledge to know how to value the damages you’ve suffered. You could be owed more than you think, so don’t let an insurance company bully you into taking an early settlement!
No matter your injury, we’ve likely represented a victim in your shoes. We’ve helped pedestrians with injuries like:
- TBI and spinal cord injuries
- Road rash and degloving injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts, lacerations, and bruises
- Organ damage and internal bleeding
- Back injuries
- Skull injuries
- Disfiguring injuries
- Concussions and other forms of brain damage
Pedestrians have no protection against the force of a crash, so you’re likely facing serious injury. Let us help you pay for it through an injury claim or lawsuit.
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Additional Damages You may be Eligible for
The core of your damages will be your medical bills, but you could be eligible for other damages. If we can prove these, we can ask for more money. Things like:
- Lost income from taking unpaid time off work to see doctors
- Reduced earning capacity because your injuries keep you from working your previous job.
- Mental distress from the trauma of the accident
- Pain and suffering related to your injury
- Punitive damages if the responsible driver was reckless or intoxicated
If you had a loved one killed in a pedestrian accident, there are additional damages you could be eligible for in a wrongful death claim. We offer our deepest condolences to you if this is your situation. We have wrongful death lawyers that can help you.
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Dealing With the Insurance Companies in Your Case
The insurance companies do not want to pay for your accident, but you’ll need to go through them to get compensation in nearly all cases. They will try to invalidate your claim by asking for statements and using rhetorical tricks to get you to incriminate yourself.
Without a lawyer’s guidance on how to speak with insurance companies, you’re at a disadvantage. If we feel it’s wise, we can tell you what to say to the insurance company and then take over future communication with them so you can focus on recovery.
Never agree to give a statement or sign any document before speaking with a pedestrian accident attorney. You could lose a significant amount of compensation if you do. Remember, these for-profit companies want to pay as little as possible.
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When Should You Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
It’s always best to consult with a lawyer as soon as you can after an accident. We understand your injuries may make this impossible in the short term, but the sooner you can reach out the better.
There is a due date of two years from the date of your accident to file an accident claim under Virginia law. This is called the statute of limitations. Without certain exceptions, you cannot take a case to trial if you start it beyond this date.
The sooner you act, the longer we have to build a strong case that convinces the other side to give you a fair settlement. We will also work with the court to file any necessary paperwork about your case so we can go to trial if we have to.
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We’re Ready to Help You With Your Wytheville Pedestrian Accident Case
Contact Pendleton Law to schedule a free consultation. We’ll ask you about what happened to you and how your accident has affected your life. If we believe you have a case, we’re fully prepared to represent you.
We will investigate your accident, establish who is liable, and begin negotiations with the insurance company. After we’re finished, you’ll have the compensation you need to move past your situation. Call today to get started.
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