If you were injured while walking, read these 6 frequently asked pedestrian accident questions for guidance. Contact our San Antonio lawyers.
1) How Do I Choose the Right a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
You need to research and make sure that the lawyer you choose understands all aspects of negligence law. There might be a law firm that handles car wrecks and commercial vehicle wrecks, but pedestrian accidents are different. You need somebody who’s been there, who’s done that, and who’s done it successfully.
2) Should I Accept a Settlement Right After my Pedestrian Accident?
That first offer is not just a first offer; it’s a last offer if you take it. They want you to take it. They want you to sign that piece of paper that says, I accept this, and I’ll never bother you again. Then when you find out six weeks later that the physical therapy is not working, and you need surgery, there’s nothing I can do to help you. Do not listen to the insurance company when they tell you, “Let’s just pay your bills right now; we’ll take care of you.” They’re not on your side.
3) Can the Pedestrian be Partially at Fault in a Pedestrian Accident?
The way the law works in Texas is, ultimately, you have to determine and decide who was more at fault. If that other person was more at fault than you, then they’re responsible, and they can be held accountable for all the injuries you suffered.
4) How is a Pedestrian Hit by a Car Compensated for Injuries?
You might have been admitted to the hospital; now you’ve got a hospital bill. You’ve got doctor visits. You’re missing work. All of these things are happening, not because of anything you did, but because someone else was careless. At the end of the day, you’re entitled to cover all of your medical bills, all of your lost wages, and all of the physical impairment that those injuries caused.
5) How Do I Determine How Much my Pedestrian Accident Case is Worth?
You need to hire an experienced lawyer, first of all. An experienced attorney in cases involving pedestrians that have been run over understands that you’re entitled to the things you can count including medical bills, and lost time from work.
There are a lot of things that you can’t count; you can’t just easily put a number to it such as; What’s it like wearing a cast on your leg for eight weeks and then going through three months of physical therapy so you can learn to walk again? All of that comes into play. The value is the full and fair compensation for the damage that you have suffered. That involves an experienced attorney who understands the injuries, the laws of pedestrians, and the laws of automobiles.
6) How Long Will it Take for a Pedestrian Accident Case to Settle?
Cases take a while. If you want some lawyer that’s just going to get you a quick check and make you sign a release, we’re not the folks for you.
You’ve probably suffered serious injuries. This is probably going to affect you for a long time into the future. It’s going to affect your ability to support your family and all areas of your life. Cases take a little while, but they take a little while because you’re the one that needs protecting, not the person that ran into you.
Were you or a loved one injured in an accident and have questions? After reading these 6 frequently asked pedestrian accident questions, contact a San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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