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Top Pedestrian Injury FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Pedestrian Injuries

What is a pedestrian injury?

Motorists have a responsibility to obey traffic laws and drive safely—especially when approaching crosswalks or in high foot-traffic areas. When drivers fail to meet those obligations, pedestrians are put in jeopardy. Pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious cases we handle—frequently resulting in catastrophic injuries, spine and brain injuries, or even death.

What should I do if I have been involved in a pedestrian accident?

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, get medical treatment immediately. If possible, get the names of witnesses and photos of the car and scene. Call an experienced pedestrian injury lawyer to investigate and negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf so you can focus on what is most important – recovering from your injuries.

What if I was the victim of a hit-and-run?

It is a common occurrence that drivers who strike a pedestrian flee from the scene—leaving victims behind to fend for themselves. Hit-and-run cases can be challenging to pursue, and securing an experienced personal injury lawyer to oversee your case is highly recommended. The police should investigate and try to locate the at-fault driver. However, even if the at-fault driver can not be found, you may have insurance coverage on your own policy that will apply. It is for cases such as this that we encourage everyone to carry Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage. If your insurance company does not want to pay, we will fight to get the compensation you are entitled to.

Why do I need an attorney in my pedestrian injury case?

Pedestrian injury cases can be complex. In most cases, negligent, careless driving is to blame for the accident and the at-fault driver is solely responsible for your injuries. Other times, there may be factors involved that are not immediately evident such as poor traffic engineering at an intersection, right of way issues, improper signage, etc. Contact an experienced pedestrian injury attorney to evaluate your personal injury case to help you get all the compensation you deserve.

The insurance company has made an offer to me. Should I accept it?

Never accept any payment from the insurance company before consulting with a personal injury attorney – especially if you or your loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury. If you accept compensation now, you may be giving up your right to file additional claims in the future. Only an experienced pedestrian injury attorney can help you determine the full value of your case in terms of past, present, and future medical bills, past, and future lost income, and additional losses for you and your family. Call us immediately to investigate your pedestrian injury claim to ensure you get all the compensation you are entitled to.

What compensation can I recover in my pedestrian injury case?

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident through no fault of your own, you are entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages while recovering. Additional damages you may be entitled to include future medical expenses, future lost income, therapy/rehabilitation, long-term care and the cost of adaptive equipment if needed. If your loved one was the victim of a pedestrian injury that results in death or severe permanent disability, your family may be entitled to seek compensation for the loss of financial support, pain and suffering, loss of consortium (companionship), punitive damages, or you may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim. Contact us for a free pedestrian injury case evaluation.

How do I pay for an attorney in a pedestrian injury case?

The Law Firm of Flora Templeton Stuart works on a contingency fee basis. That means we only get paid if you get paid in your pedestrian injury case. Call Warren and Barren County, Kentucky attorney Flora Templeton Stuart at (888) 782-9090 for a free initial consultation twenty-four hours a day/seven days a week.