If you have been severely injured while walking, check out our pedestrian accident injury tips. Then, give our Texas attorneys a call today.
Handling Insurance Companies
If you’re a pedestrian minding your own business, walking through the crosswalk, and somebody runs over you, one of the early things you’re going to face after you get out of the hospital is an insurance adjuster trying to get you to take a quick check. They’re going to want to take a statement from you.
They’re going to want to record you. They want to ask you questions that they are trained to ask you so that it makes it sound like you were at fault, not the person that was driving the car. Why do they do that? They don’t want to be held accountable for what happened to you. Should you talk to the insurance company? No, don’t talk to the insurance company. They are not on your side.
Choosing 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.
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.
Were you or a loved one injured in an accident and have questions about pedestrian accident injury tips? 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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