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Pedestrians are injured and killed by motorists more often than you might think, and the numbers appear to be rising. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that pedestrian fatalities increased by more than 3% in 2018, noting more than 6,000 deaths. Because pedestrians are so vulnerable, these accidents can result in catastrophic injuries that lead to lifelong disabilities and even death. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are the result of negligence and are therefore completely avoidable. Negligence claims, however, can yield financial compensation when a Laurel pedestrian accident attorney handles your claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, they should be held accountable for your losses. With over 35 years of combined experience, Laurel pedestrian accident attorney Thomas E. Pyles and his team can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact The Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. today at 301-705-5006 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and find out how we can help.
Many pedestrian accidents are the result of driver negligence. In general, negligence occurs whenever a driver fails to exercise reasonable care under the circumstances. While this sounds vague, here are some common examples of negligence that can cause pedestrian accidents:
Although it may seem obvious to you that the driver was negligent, keep in mind that you will have to prove this in order to have a successful claim. It can be especially helpful to your case if they were cited with a traffic violation. In any event, an experienced pedestrian accident attorney can review your case and determine whether the driver was at fault.
If you were injured as a result of the driver’s negligence, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. Many people don’t realize that this extends far beyond their medical bills. Your claim can include the following losses:
It’s important to understand the full value of your claim so that you don’t find yourself unable to pay your bills.
Pedestrian accidents are almost always the driver’s fault. As a result, you may be surprised at how quickly the insurance company offers to settle your case. This is because they want to limit the amount they pay on your claim and prevent you from seeking additional amounts. In other words, they will try to “low-ball” the value of your claim. Before accepting their offer, you should discuss your potential claim with a Laurel pedestrian accident attorney.
If you’ve suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, Attorney Thomas E. Pyles knows how to get you the compensation you deserve. He understands the challenges you’re facing and understands how to navigate the issues in your case. If you would like a free consultation to discuss your case, simply call the Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A. at 301-705-5006 or contact us online.