Pedestrian Accident Compensation
If you have recently been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be wondering if you are eligible to receive compensation. Here are a few important things to know about pedestrian accident compensation.
Pedestrian Accident Compensation | What to Do After the Accident
The two most important things an injured pedestrian should do following a motor vehicle accident are: 1) Seek medical attention as soon as possible, and 2) refrain from conversations about the details of the accident with the other driver’s insurance carrier.
Seeking emergency room treatment immediately after the accident is important for two reasons. First, it allows for the early detection of hidden injuries that may not be visible or felt by the victim who is likely in shock following the event. Second, it documents the injuries and symptoms one experienced after the accident, allowing that person to be referred immediately to the specialists they need to see in order to initiate the healing process.
An injured pedestrian should never give a statement to the other driver’s insurance carrier outside the presence of their attorney. It is common practice for the other insurance carrier to solicit a recorded statement from the injured pedestrian. While the insurance representative may sound sympathetic, it is important to remember that they represent the adverse driver who hit you and their one and only goal is to pay you as little money as possible. It is their goal to get the injured pedestrian talking in the hopes that they make a statement that is unfavorable to their case.
Pedestrian Accident Compensation| Hiring an Attorney
Sometimes I’m asked, “How do I pick the best lawyer to handle my pedestrian accident claim that occurred in New York state?” We always recommend they interview the attorney. Ask them: what part of their practice focuses on this area, how many cases have they handled like this before, and what results have they gotten. It doesn’t guarantee a future result, but it give you an idea on what their experience level is, what their approach might be, how they handle it, what kind of a time frame they will give you as far as how they handle things, what they will present regarding your claim, and then how they will try to resolve it for you eventually once your treatment is concluded. Hiring an experienced attorney will help you get the pedestrian accident compensation that you deserve.
If you or a loved one has any questions about pedestrian accident compensation, please contact our experienced Buffalo pedestrian accident lawyer today to receive a free consultation. We will help you get the compensation you deserve.