Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyers
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We know dealing with all of the painful medical procedures that come after a pedestrian crash and injury, while also dealing with the mountain of bills is a lot to take in. The last thing you need right now is to add even more stress to your recovery by trying to handle an insurance claim or legal battle on your own.
That’s where we come in. For 39 years we have helped injured people get the money they deserve after an accident. We prioritize you so you can prioritize your recovery.
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Our legal teams promptly return phone calls, answer your questions, and keep you informed on the status of your case. We understand it’s not just a case–it’s your life.
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Your case’s outcome will impact the rest of your life. That’s why we fight fiercely to maximize the money in your pocket, so you can move forward without financial anxiety.
Hit-By-Car Pedestrian Accident Injury & Wrongful Death Lawyers
Beware of Insurance Tactics
For 39 years, Montlick’s pedestrian accident attorneys have fought for pedestrians, joggers, rollerbladers and walkers who are injured by unsafe drivers of cars, trucks, tractor-trailers, busses and other motor vehicles.
Insurance companies aggressively fight against pedestrian accident claims because the injuries are usually very serious and costly, and they want to maximize their profits. One of their most common tactics is to suggest that the pedestrian, not the driver, caused the accident. If you were struck by a motor vehicle while jaywalking, it is almost certainly the case that the insurance company will contend that your violation of law, rather than the conduct of the driver, caused your pedestrian accident injuries. Montlick knows how to anticipate and effectively counter the shady strategies auto insurance companies employ after pedestrian accidents, so our clients get the justice they deserve.
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What kinds of damages could I recover?
Montlick’s pedestrian accident lawyers may be able to seek a broad spectrum of damages, including:
- Replacement for lost past income
- Future disability from employment
- Compensation for disfigurement
- Hospitalization and other treatment costs
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Lost services and companionship of a spouse
- Burial-related expenses (when applicable)
Our compassionate attorneys understand how incapacitating intense pain or extreme emotional distress can be when you are recovering from injuries caused by a negligent driver or reckless driver. Our goal is to seek the best possible outcome for our clients so that they have the financial resources to maintain their quality of life.
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Why You Need a Pedestrian Injury Lawyer
Pedestrian accidents can result in serious, and even life-threatening injuries. Injured victims of such accidents generally require costly, long-term medical care, and suffer extraordinary financial hardship. Retaining an attorney to pursue your claim can be a critical step to obtaining compensation for your injuries. For example, at-fault drivers in pedestrian accidents typically blame the victims for causing the accident in order to avoid liability and corresponding criminal charges. In turn, insurance companies will often initially attempt to speak with victims in an effort to obtain information to deny or minimize their claims. Our attorneys shield our clients from such insurance traps and pitfalls.
Additionally, pedestrian accident victims may not realize that their own auto insurance policies could provide additional uninsured/underinsured motorist as well as Medical Payments (MedPay) and/or Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage for their injuries. Our attorneys work to identify all viable avenues of recovery, and in the past, we have been successful in discovering additional defendants and insurance policies that our clients were not aware of, or that other insurance companies did not disclose. Our attorneys work hard on behalf of each client to maximize the value of their cases under the law.
Failing to comply with a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to a recovery.
Legal Time Deadlines to Know
Statute of limitations set forth the number of years, starting from the date of the accident, in which a victim or the family of the victim may bring a personal injury or wrongful death case, whichever may apply. The amount of time a person has to resolve or file a lawsuit for a personal injury claim varies from state to state. Warning: there are also exceptions that can greatly shorten or even lengthen the deadline! By way of example only: certain types of pedestrian accident claims against state or federal government entities can have much shorter deadlines. In some pedestrian accident cases, there could be a combination of different types of injury claims that may involve different time frames, multiple defendants, and/or the laws of more than one jurisdiction. Also, in some states, the statute of limitations could be extended when the personal injury case involves a minor child.
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While there are many causes pedestrian accidents, some of the most common include the following:
- Drivers whose mental and/or physical faculties are impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Speeding particularly in high pedestrian traffic areas
- Tired or fatigued drivers
- Roads without pedestrian safety features like longer lights, middle islands and frequent crosswalks
- Drivers rushing through intersections to “beat the light”
- Poorly designed pedestrian crossings
- Using cell phones to call or text particularly around intersections, school zones, bus stops and commercial businesses
Although many types of pedestrian accidents are caused by unsafe driving, the failure of public entities to design roadways and intersections with pedestrians in mind also plays a significant role in causing pedestrian accidents nationwide. A Montlick pedestrian accident lawyer could also pursue a legal claim against the appropriate public entity when an unsafe design or neglected road maintenance contributes to a pedestrian accident.
Because public entities have sovereign immunity, special procedures, and timing requirements must be met when suing a municipality or other government entity for injuries or death suffered in a pedestrian accident. Our experienced pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to guide you through these special requirements so that you do not undermine your accident claim.
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Pedestrain Injury Legal FAQs
I was cited for jaywalking when I was injured as a pedestrian. Do I still have a case?
Pedestrians are generally at a significant disadvantage after a collision with a vehicle. The lack of protection for a pedestrian often means that the pedestrian suffers more severe injuries and needs to be removed from the scene of the accident for medical care. In these cases, the police who arrive at the scene might only get one side of the story from the at-fault driver, and may even cite the pedestrian if they were not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. A citation does not necessarily prove liability and even if you were cited, you could still have a viable pedestrian accident case. Call a Montlick attorney as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options for pursuing compensation.