Catastrophic Pedestrian Accidents
A pedestrian hit by car is often the most catastrophic vehicle related that can happen. There is no protection for the pedestrian. No seat belt. No airbags. A pedestrian hit by car is fortunate if they are only injured. It does not matter if it appears to be a minor accident. Nearly every case of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle will require pedestrian accident lawyer.
If you have been a victim of a pedestrian accident, first ensure you receive proper medical attention. Once first aid has been administered, contact a pedestrian accident attorney immediately. Poder Legal has a bilingual pedestrian accident lawyer available for you to contact day or night, 24/7. Call Today: 800-977-0150
Poder Legal has a 99% success rate in getting our clients just and fair compensation.
Your pedestrian accident attorney at Poder Legal will work to get all of your current and future medical costs recovered. In most cases, you may be eligible for ‘general damages’ for any pain, suffering, loss of life enjoyment, emotional and/or mental distress as well as inconvenience caused by the injuries. There may be additional ‘punitive damages’, which are intended to punish the person at fault when their reckless or intentional driving resulted in a pedestrian hit by car.
The fact is, the best interests of the insurance company are not necessarily aligned with your best interests. Please know that it is illegal for a non-attorney, such as an insurance company employee, to provide you with legal opinions and very often it will be poor advice or not in your favor. After any pedestrian accident with injuries, you should speak to a personal injury lawyer, specifically a pedestrian accident lawyer, to get correct and experienced legal advice that fits your situation.
If you are not a lawyer, or if you don’t work in the insurance industry, an insurance claim can be difficult as you may not be aware of all your rights and are not sure about the inner legal workings of the claims process. Once we take your case, a pedestrian accident lawyer will gather the important information and instruct the insurance company to route all communication directly to Poder Legal. Our goal is to do everything we can to minimize your distress so you can focus on getting healthy again, both physically and emotionally.
If you are in a pedestrian accident, please do the following:
- Immediately get medical attention for yourself and ensure anyone else injured in the pedestrian accident receives medical attention. Sometimes after an accident a pedestrian may be in shock and can’t recognize pain for quite a while. It is important for anyone involved to receive proper medical attention immediately.
- Make a complete record of the scene of the pedestrian accident. Get the contact and insurance information from the driver(s) involved in the accident and the names and contact information for any witnesses. Use a camera or smartphone to photograph and/or video the scene of the pedestrian accident. Note injuries and damage to vehicles, positions of all vehicles, skid marks, and anything else that may be useful to your legal team.
- Obtain a copy of the police report and/or the accident report. It’s important for your pedestrian accident lawyer to have as much information as possible to ensure they can defend your rights in a pedestrian hit by car case. These reports are helpful in reconstructing the pedestrian accident as well as helping to establish responsibility.
- Regardless if you feel the accident is your fault and feel emotional about it, DO NOT claim responsibility. Very often there are factors that contributed to the accident you may not aware of, especially in a highly charged situation post-accident. It’s important that you contact a pedestrian accident lawyer before making any statements of blame or responsibility. If new information comes to light after the pedestrian accident that shows it was not your fault, previous statements can be held against you and cause difficulties for your legal team.