No one is more vulnerable on the road than a pedestrian. When reckless or distracted drivers hit pedestrians, they cause serious harm and shatter the lives of those pedestrians and their loved ones.
If you or someone you know was struck by a vehicle while on the street or in a parking lot, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Let Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., investigate your case and do the work to get you the compensation you deserve. Before you talk to the driver’s insurance company or sign anything, call our Gillette car accident attorneys right now at (307) 257-7800 for a free consultation.
In collisions between vehicles, there may be fault on both sides. While one driver might have been going too fast, the other might not have kept enough space between them to stop safely. Drivers have an even greater duty to avoid hitting pedestrians, and must be especially careful in areas where people are walking. That’s not to say pedestrians are never to blame, but often, the majority of the fault falls on the driver.
Some common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
Injuries from any vehicle crash can be serious, but pedestrians suffer far more than anyone else in these accidents. In general, the faster the vehicle was going, the worse the injuries will be. Even a few miles per hour can make a big difference. Injuries to pedestrians in an accident usually include:
Right after an accident, the driver's insurance company will probably offer you a small settlement and try to get you to sign something waiving your right to a civil lawsuit. Don’t sign anything without first talking to a lawyer about your case. It can be tempting to accept a small payment NOW, but it may not be enough to cover your medical bills to come, let alone compensate you for your pain and suffering.
Let our team fight for you. We won’t let the driver or his insurance company avoid responsibility for what he’s done. Call Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., at (307) 257-7800 to discuss your options today.
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