Are you suffering major injuries and want to know how to win your pedestrian accident case? Read our tips on how we can help you, then call our lawyers now.
Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you were a pedestrian crossing the street, and somebody texting and driving slammed into you, and put you in the hospital, how do you go about finding a lawyer?
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.
Pedestrian Accident Settlement Offers
You’re crossing the street, somebody’s not paying attention, they slam into you, and then an insurance company makes you an offer. You’ve got bills piling up. It sounds good. You maybe think, let me take this money and pay that ambulance and hospital bill. 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.
Partial Fault Pedestrian Accident
I get asked all the time, what if I was partially at fault? They say, “I was crossing the street, I didn’t look both ways, and somebody ran into me.” Maybe you were partially at fault; maybe you weren’t. That needs to be investigated.
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.
Pedestrian Accident Benefits
If you’re a pedestrian and you’re involved in an accident because a motorist runs into you, you’re entitled to compensation. What that means is you were hit by a car while walking through a crosswalk, and ended up in an ambulance. They took you to the ER, so now you’ve got an ambulance bill and you’ve got an ER bill.
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.
Were you or a loved one injured in an accident and have questions about how to win your pedestrian accident case? 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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