Pedestrians are vulnerable. Over five thousand pedestrians are killed and over seventy thousand injured while walking on or across sidewalks, roads, and parking lots. Pedestrians are hit while waiting to catch a bus or while waiting to cross a street.
What should I do after a pedestrian accident?
First, look after your health: seek medical attention, then help others at the accident if you’re able.
Second, keep calm. Never accept blame at the scene. In fact, don’t provide details until after you’ve calmed down and are ready to talk to an investigator with an attorney by your side.
Third, be proactive. Contact your insurance provider. If possible, take pictures of the accident, pictures of injuries to you and loved ones, and pictures of the environment.
What do I need to know about compensation for a pedestrian accident?
- Distracted driving, texting, using a cell phone, and failing to follow traffic laws can lead to tragic consequences including broken bones, brain injuries, paralysis and death.
- If you or a loved one has been harmed by a negligent driver, compensation may be available to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future medical treatments.
How the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez Can Help
The Law Office of Ramiro Lopez understands local laws and utilizes the resources necessary to investigate an accident. Our attorneys are experienced with working with insurance companies and hospitals on your behalf and are skilled in the art of negotiation when pursuing a case.
Contact the Law Office of Ramiro Lopez to set up a consultation. 512-326-5006