Need an Injury Attorney for a Pedestrian Accident in Vermont?
You are going about your daily life whether it be crossing the street or walking along the sidewalk and all of a sudden you have been injured in a pedestrian accident. Every year an average of 78,000 pedestrians suffer injuries from a car accident. In 2017, it was recorded that there were 8 pedestrian fatalities in Vermont. Although this number may seem low,8 is too many. If you have been injured in a pedestrian-related accident, you know that your injuries can leave a long-lasting impact on your life. Bring your personal injury claim against a negligent driver and learn what you can do to recover.
Your Role in a Pedestrian Accident Case
If deserve to get the most out of your personal injury case. If you are considering bringing a lawsuit against the negligent driver, here is what you should write down to make your case strong.
- Specific details about the accident
- Location of the accident
- Date of the accident
- Time the accident happened
- Any witnesses and their contact information
We want you to get the most out of compensation, and it is often times insurance companies limit that. Or you may feel that trusting your insurance company is the easiest solution. But, you may not receive the compensation you deserve. Therefore we want to help you handle your insurance company directly and will negotiate to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
What Duty Does a Vehicle Driver Owe You?
Pedestrians are known to have the right away. They are also the most vulnerable people on the roads because they have less protection. Therefore, drivers must be extra cautious and constantly aware of their surroundings. If drivers fail to do so and cause a pedestrian accident, they could be held liable. If you find yourself in an accident due to the negligence of a driver,you are required to show that the driver violated a safety statue. Here are examples of ways negligence occurs in pedestrian accidents:
- Distractions like texting and driving
- Dark clothing that makes pedestrians difficult to spot
- Improper lane use
- Unmarked crosswalks at intersections
- Left-hand turn accidents
However, if you contributed to your own accident, your recovery compensation could be weakened. The best thing to do is to gather as much evidence related to the case to show that the other party was liable and not you.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Injuries that come from a pedestrian accident are devastating. It can be an emotionally stressful and confusing time. You may not know what the best course of action is. You may want to take the first settlement offered to you just to move on. There are many reasons why you should hire an experienced pedestrian accident attorney. It pays to understand and know your rights. Trust that we want to help retain your rights and work toward the compensation you or your loved one deserves.