One of the things we all enjoy without thinking about the dangers of it is driving. It is enjoyable, and everyone can do it.
But did you know car accidents are the number one cause of death in the United States?
Every year, millions of people are injured due to car accidents, and hundreds of thousands of them end up dead.
Car accident usually involves two or more vehicle. However, they can also involve pedestrians. If you have been hit by a car, here are your legal options.
Was It Your Fault?
The first thing that is usually determined is the fault. If the fault was yours, there is not much you can do about it. Unless you were not completely at fault. As long as there is even a small percentage of fault that was not yours, and if the driver was responsible even for 20 percent of the accident, you have the right to seek compensation based on fault.
However, if the driver was fully at fault and you are an innocent pedestrian who was just trying to cross the street, you can receive compensation for your:
- Medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
Speak with Seattle pedestrian accident attorneys and obtain much-needed help and legal representation.
Did The Driver Stop, or Flee The Scene?
Another important factor is the driver; did he/she leave the scene, or stop to help you?
If the driver stopped and took care of you, you will be able to pursue compensation through that driver’s insurance. However, if the driver fled the scene, it becomes a hit-and-run accident, and the police have to get involved. At this time, you are left in the mercy of the police, and until they find the one responsible for causing the accident (or a crime at this point), you will have to turn to your own insurance company for medical coverage.
Once the person responsible for causing the accident is found, your attorney will take additional steps to secure your compensation.
Hiring The Right Attorney
The most important part of every pedestrian accident is having someone experienced representing you and your case. This means that you should try and hire the best attorney around. If you do not have an attorney in mind, you can always give us a call. Pedestrian accident attorneys in Seattle take every case seriously and are willing to step in and help you secure your compensation.
All you have to do is give a call, schedule your free consultation and receive all the information you need about your case and pedestrian accident. If you chose to hire us, you can rest assured that attorneys will do everything in their power to help you receive the highest compensation possible in a timely manner. Leave all the work for attorneys, and go focus on your recovery, knowing that your case is in good hands.