We’ve all been there. You’re walking down the street, minding your own business, when suddenly you’re hit by a car. You’re thrown to the ground, you’re in pain, and you’re not sure what to do.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration tells us that over 6,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents each year. Now, since you’re lucky to be among those who survive, the next reasonable course of action would be to hire an attorney and begin the process of claiming compensation for your pedestrian accident.
Let’s discuss some of the benefits that a pedestrian accident attorney can get us, aside from justice.
They’ll Help You Negotiate
It’s not uncommon for insurance companies to try to make lowball offers or even deny your claims altogether. So, while you’re focused on getting better, your attorney will be up and working to ensure that you get all that you deserve.
Since they have more experience than you do, they can seamlessly navigate the process and help you avoid being manipulated into accepting an inadequate offer.
Their goal is to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll meet an attorney who will offer emotional support along with legal guidance.
They’ll Help You Gather Evidence
If you’re not careful enough, all your solid evidence can disappear after the accident. But, with your attorney around, they will ensure that none of what is necessary is overlooked. They know just the right information that is needed.
And, if there are missing pieces, they’ll conduct investigations. A diligent attorney will go as far as revisiting the scene to reconstruct the accident. They would even interview witnesses to get additional evidence.
When they successfully gather all relevant information, they’ll organize it into a compelling narrative that supports your claim for damages.
They’ll Tell You How Much Your Claims Are Worth
Aside from the physical and emotional pain, there are also other financial burdens that come with being the victim of a pedestrian accident. It is the duty of your attorney to carefully assess your situation as well as the impact the accident had on your life.
They’ll look at the current situation as well as any possible future costs that you might face in the long run. After all of this, they’ll advocate on your behalf to get a settlement that truly reflects the full extent of your damages. It’s safe to say that your attorney has only your best interests at heart.
If Push Comes to Shove, You’ll Be Ready
In the event that the case eventually goes to court, both you and your attorney will be ready to defend your cause. They’ll present all the facts and evidence they’ve gathered on your behalf to the judge or jury. With their expertise, they will convince them that you duly deserve all that you ask for.
You can rest easy knowing that there’s a trusty sidekick doing all they can to ensure that your rights are duly protected. Research shows that peace of mind aids recovery; since your attorney is steadily working to give you that peace of mind, you should be back on your feet soon to join the fight for your rights.