Pedestrian Accident – Carabin Shaw Attorneys
“I was in a pedestrian accident and I have a lot of questions. Where can I get answers?
Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place!
If you have questions about pedestrian accidents, we have the answers you’re looking for.
Why is an attorney necessary after a pedestrian accident?
Too many cases are lost because pedestrians decided to take matters into their own hands and pursue their cases without the help of an attorney. Your attorney understands the law and knows how to take action to get you a settlement that’s fair for your case. If you decide to attempt to represent yourself, you could lose thousands of dollars.
I got hit by a car and need help. Can I sue for my injuries?
Yes, you can sue for your injuries. However, you will need to make sure you follow the proper steps after being in a pedestrian accident. Follow up with a doctor immediately and contact a lawyer to assist you with your case.
I got hit by a car on private property. Do I have a case?
Whether or not you are on private property, you may still have a legal case if you’re hit by a car. Private property does not exempt a driver from being held responsible for your injuries if he hits you.
My son was hit by a car. What should I do?
If your child is hit by a car, your first course of action should be to get him the medical attention he needs. Nothing is as important as his/her health, and there could be internal damage that you’re not aware of. If paramedics do not arrive on the scene, take him/her to the nearest emergency room and have them evaluated. Also, make sure the police complete a full police report about what happened. You will need that documentation for your legal case against the driver who hit your child. Once you’ve done these two steps, contact an attorney to talk about your case and your legal options.
I was hit by a car. How do I file a claim?
The best way to file a claim when you’ve been hit by a car is to talk with a lawyer who has experience working with pedestrian accidents. You will need to gather some important documents to bring with you to your consultation, such as the police report from the accident, the driver’s insurance and contact information, if you have it, and any other documentation.
My dad was hit by a car and he died. What lawyer can I use?
Losing a member of your family in a tragic pedestrian accident is heartbreaking and those types of losses result in a lot of grief. You deserve to be compensated for that loss. A personal injury attorney will be able to advise you about the right type of lawyer for you.
I got hit by a car years ago. Can I still sue?
The statute of limitations is different for every state with regard to pedestrian accidents. In your state, you might have a limit of six months, two years or even longer. The best thing to do is talk with a lawyer and find out what the laws are for your state. He will be able to advise you about how you should proceed.
If you get hit by a car, can you sue if there are no injuries?
Just because there are no immediate injuries after you’ve been hit by a car, that doesn’t mean that you weren’t hurt. Some injuries can take days, weeks or even months to show up. Others aren’t immediately apparent because of the rush of adrenaline that’s often experienced after an accident. Talk to a lawyer to determine what you should do for your particular case. You may still be able to sue. More information on this website