Getting hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk or anywhere else is bound to leave you injured and facing all kinds of medical debt and other damages. Find out how to get the compensation you need by discussing your case with a Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer.
When a pedestrian is involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, horrific injuries are all but guaranteed to be the result. Whether the car was traveling at high or low speeds, the injuries a pedestrian can suffer are similar to those that a bicyclist or motorcyclist would experience.
As mentioned, these crashes typically cause serious—if not life-threatening—injuries, and with those injuries come mountains of medical bills. When you’ve been hit by a negligent driver, you deserve compensation, and a Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg can help you assess your claim’s full value and negotiate your settlement.
Dealing with Insurers After a Car-Pedestrian Accident
In a personal injury lawsuit, you will be fighting against the at-fault party, his or her lawyers, and the insurance company, all of whom have the goal to pay you as little as possible. Their attempts to save their bottom line are at the expense of your financial stability and possible recovery.
Even worse, the insurance is highly likely to attempt to push the blame on you. They do this because Wisconsin is a comparative negligence state, so the higher the percentage of blame that you’re responsible for, the less they’ll have to pay you.
A Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm will develop the strongest case possible in order to minimize your percentage of fault. By letting us handle the settlement negotiations and other legal matters, you’ll be able to maximize the amount of compensation you receive in the end.
Cause Indicates Fault in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by just about anything, but many are the result of some form of simple driver negligence. Pedestrian crashes are much more common in urban areas, but this is mostly because that is where most of the traffic exists.
Listed below are just a few of the factors that could indicate that you have grounds to pursue compensation from a negligent driver or even from a third party:
Defective auto parts
Unsecured road construction site
Dangerous road hazards
Determining the cause of an accident is essential to determining fault, which is what your entire case hinges on. Your lawyer will use these facts to prove that you were injured due to another’s actions and justify your demand for monetary restitution.
Factoring Pedestrian Injuries into Your Settlement
While the injuries you sustain when getting hit while on foot can be severe and result in the need for incredibly expensive medical care, you will also have to deal with less tangible non-economic damages. Your Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer will work closely with both you and your doctors to estimate the duration your recovery will require and the costs incurred by your injuries.
These are just a few of the injuries common to these wrecks and the negative consequences that they can lead to:
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can greatly decrease cognitive function, making it impossible to work or maintain personal relationships.
Spine injuries can result in chronic pain and greatly decrease your mobility and freedom.
Broken and crushed bones might require surgically installed screws and plates.
Wrongful death can easily occur in a pedestrian crash and leave the victim’s family in a horrible position both emotionally and financially.
How Much Money Can I Recover for My Pedestrian Accident?
The medical bills that result from pedestrian crashes are almost always cripplingly expensive, and you will also lose money from not working while your injuries heal. If you suffer a long-term or permanent disability, you may also lose income far into the future.
Your Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer will be able to determine how much you are estimated to lose in the future as well as what your current expenses are. You can file a claim for any of the following damage types that apply to your case:
Immediate and future medical bills
Lost wages and income
Changes made to your home, vehicle, and working space to accommodate a disability
Pain and suffering
Damage done to your marriage and personal relationships
Decreased quality of life
Consult a Milwaukee Pedestrian Crash Attorney
If you were hit by a car while walking on foot, you should not have to pay for the resulting expenses yourself. The parties at fault have a legal obligation to compensate you for what you’ve endured, and with the help of the Law Offices of Gary Greenberg, they will.
Call us today at 414-271-7007 or complete the form on this page to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Milwaukee pedestrian accident lawyer. Do not hesitate to act—every day that passes could make the evidence and witness testimony needed to prove your case that much harder to collect.