pedestrian accidents collisions can be very serious and dangerous as the pedestrian who is struck is unprotected against the force of a vehicle, car, or truck.
it’s very important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible following such an incident. There is very important evidence to be obtained and secured from the beginning of the case. This evidence includes eyewitness accounts while memories are fresh and any type of videos of the intersection or from businesses while they are still available. Many videos are only kept for a short time.
Pedestrian accidents present different issues and challenges and can be complex. There are differences between day and evening collisions. It also matters whether or not the person injured was in the crosswalk or not in the crosswalk. And if there was a crosswalk at this location or not can also make a difference. Clothing color can also matter.
In addition to these issues, it must be the identity of the at-fault driver that must be determined.
In some cases, the drivers hit-and-run which presents a law enforcement issue and the need for tracking and identification of the at-fault driver. Impaired and drunk drivers also contribute to these collisions as well as distracted drivers or drivers on cell phones. These drivers may also be speeding or in a hurry or running late for an obligation.
Insurance coverage can be complex
If the other driver cannot be identified and the victim has a car of their own or lives with someone with a car it is possible to use uninsured motorist coverage from that automobile policy. Medical coverage can also be available. Even if the other driver had insurance coverage they may not have had enough insurance and although the pedestrian was not in a car, underinsured motorist coverage may become relevant. For all of these reasons and more, it is important to have a lawyer experienced in pedestrian vehicular accidents who can be involved in the case and hired quickly following the accident to preserve evidence. The lawyer will also pursue at-fault parties and all available insurance policies.
The injuries in these situations can be very severe and require surgery or multiple surgeries, lost wages, scarring, and high medical expenses. Disability can also result. This is why it is so important to have an experienced lawyer to help you with your case from the very beginning.
Please call Barry Bellovin of the Bellovin Law Firm, PLLC for a free consultation now.
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