Cars and pedestrians do not mix well, and unfortunately for pedestrians, when collisions do occur, the injuries are completely one-sided. This not only leaves the injured pedestrian in a much more vulnerable state of mind than the other party, but also creates the opportunity for the driver to fabricate a lie or excuse about how the collision occurred. The pedestrian is put in a powerless position as the driver gives the false statement to the police during the traffic accident investigation, while you, the pedestrian, are already in a hospital bed. A lawyer can help your voice be heard and your side of the story explained. Our Victoria pedestrian lawyers at the Preszler Law Firm will hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions, whether they admit to fault or not.
It may have seemed like it was your fault at first, but most cases of pedestrian collisions are the fault of the driver. When you are hit as a pedestrian, your first reaction may be to quickly leave the scene (if you are able to walk) because our natural instinct is to flee when we get injured. It is vital to stay at the scene and give an official statement to the police if you are able to. A lawyer will be able to advocate on your behalf if you were unable to give a statement due to being in the hospital. Every pedestrian-motor vehicle collision should be thoroughly investigated by a lawyer, the police, and accident reconstructionists. Even if you were able to get up and walk away from the crash, your soft tissue injuries may come back to cause serious pain in the days and weeks following the traumatic incident. It is not too late to take legal action so that the at fault driver is held responsible.
While drivers have the luxury of new safety technology and crash avoidance gadgets, resulting in fewer driver deaths and injuries, pedestrian fatalities have remained stagnant over the past five years, according to CBC News. Pedestrian injuries tend to be extremely serious, and include the following:
If you were hit by a car, truck, or bus, you deserve compensation for your out-of-pocket medical expenses, rehabilitation, pain and suffering, lost earning ability, and much more. We strongly encourage you to seek the assistance of an experienced Victoria pedestrian accident lawyer to make sure that you are compensated fairly. We advocate strongly on behalf of our clients, and ensure that they are treated seriously and with dignity throughout the settlement or lawsuit process. Do not hesitate to discuss your case with a Preszler Law lawyer today by calling 1-844-373-8202.