Every year, an average of 5,000 pedestrians are fatally injured in motor vehicle accidents, and another 78,000 suffer severe injuries requiring medical treatment, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA).The Vermont and New Hampshire accident attorneys at Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. can help you bring a personal injury claim against a negligent driver who has caused you to suffer a serious injury.Your Role in a Pedestrian Accident Case
Our personal injury team will take the reins and handle every aspect of your pedestrian accident claim. You can improve your chances of getting the compensation you need in an efficient manner by providing us with important details about the accident.
If you are considering bringing a lawsuit against the negligent driver, make sure you write down everything you remember about the accident:
- Witness names and contact information
- Specific details about the accident events
You can also help by letting us deal with the insurance companies directly. Often, insurance companies will try and use your statements against you to limit your compensation. We will negotiate aggressively with insurance agents to ensure that you receive a fair settlement offer. Also, please have the contact information available for any physicians, EMTs, surgeons, or other medical professionals who have been involved in the treatment of your injuries.
If you are searching for experienced legal advice for a pedestrian accident claim, please contact our Vermont and New Hampshire injury lawyers today to schedule your free case pedestrian accidents evaluation.
In auto accident cases, there are two main types of parties that our attorneys seek damages from – negligent drivers who ignored pedestrian rights and manufacturers, distributors, or retailers who sold defective auto parts. In some pedestrian accident claims, there may be multiple defendants.
Regardless of who is at fault, if you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to collect substantial compensation for your damages. Whether your accident resulted from a specific action on the part of the responsible party or from a failure to act, filing an accident claim against the negligent person or company is the first step to recovering what is rightfully yours.