All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.
Do I really need a lawyer in a pedestrian case?
Without legal representation, the auto collision insurance company may try to deny your claim or offer an inadequate personal injury settlement.
Since pedestrians who are struck by vehicles usually sustain severe injuries resulting in expensive medical bills, claimants should strive to recover the most amount of compensation possible. Unfortunately, auto collision insurance companies have financial incentives to pay less or outright deny valid claims. Insurance carriers are for-profit companies that owe a financial obligation to their investors and shareholders. The insurance company’s primary goal as a business is to maximize profits, and that means paying less on your accident injury claim.
Insurance industry data proves that claimants who have an attorney receive significantly more insurance payouts than parties without attorneys.