Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrians involved in traffic accidents can be severely injured and sometimes killed. If you or a loved one was a pedestrian when hit by a vehicle, your pedestrian accident lawyer at Ranz Law is ready to help.
The driver’s insurance company has a team of experienced attorneys trained to pay the smallest settlement possible. Your skilled pedestrian accident lawyer at Ranz Law is ready to negotiate a fair settlement so you can focus on your recovery.
Your settlement will help pay your bills while you are off work recovering, such as medical bills, rent or mortgage, car payments, groceries, and other living expenses. If you are like many pedestrians injured in a vehicle collision, you may face many years of surgeries and medical treatment. Your settlement can help cover your ongoing medical bills, too.
Significant Injuries to Pedestrians Hit by Vehicles
Pedestrians hit by vehicles often face long recovery times. With nothing to protect them from the blunt force of a vehicle, injuries can be significant. In 2019, 76,000 pedestrians were injured in a collision with a vehicle, and 6,205 people lost their life.
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Temporary or permanent disfigurement
- Broken and fractured bones
- Leg and knee injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Nerve damage
- Torn ligaments
- Severe cuts and lacerations
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What Should A Pedestrian Do If Hit by a Vehicle?
A. Take these actions if you were hit by a vehicle.
- If able, get out of the roadway to a safe area
- Call 911 for medical help
- Get the driver’s contact and insurance information: their name, phone number, email address, street address, insurance carrier’s name, policy number, and phone number
- If able, take photos of the scene
- Get medical treatment for injuries right away
- Keep records of all injuries and medical treatment
Q. How Much Do I Have to Pay in Upfront Attorney Fees?
A. You pay nothing until you receive a settlement. Your pedestrian accident attorney fee will be a percentage of your insurance settlement.
Q. I’m Worried About My Medical Bills; Who Will Pay Them?
A. If the at-fault driver’s insurance policy has Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, their PIP coverage will help pay your medical bills and other costs like lost wages, expenses related to recovering from your injuries, and funeral benefits. If you have car insurance, your car insurance policy may include PIP coverage. If so, your PIP coverage will also help pay your medical and accident-related bills. And, if you have health/medical insurance, your health/medical insurance will cover costs, too.
Your pedestrian accident attorney team at Ranz Law will oversee all of this to ensure you get all of the insurance benefits from the at-fault driver’s PIP insurance, your PIP insurance, and your health insurance, in addition to negotiating a fair settlement for you. We manage these and many other important details so you can focus on getting better.
Q. If I Was Partially at Fault, Can I Still Get a Settlement?
A. In most cases, yes. Our pedestrian accident attorney will provide a free case evaluation upfront to help determine the merits of your case. There are laws to protect pedestrians – we’ll do our best to protect your rights and help you get a fair settlement.
Q. How Much is My Pedestrian Accident Case Worth?
Q. The Insurance Company is Encouraging me to Settle Quickly, Should I?
A. Insurance companies benefit from an early settlement; accident victims do not benefit from an early settlement. It often takes time for your medical team to know how extensive or lengthy your medical treatment might be.
Citations And Related Articles
- David Ranz Law – New Year’s Eve Safety Tips For Washington Drivers
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – Pedestrian Safety
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) – Pedestrian Fatality Facts
- The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) – Pedestrian Injury Facts
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Pedestrian Safety.