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bike / pedestrian accident injury

Pedestrian accidents can cause devastating injuries such as spinal cord injuries, broken arms and legs and other bones in the body, and head injuries, to name just a few. If you have been in an accident, insurance companies often try to quickly settle for a small sum very early on to prevent larger claims. It is often best to speak with a personal injury attorney to protect your rights since almost all offer a FREE CONSULTATION.

Here are some common questions people often ask.

1) Should I Claim even when crossing without a crosswalk?

Yes you should. Although an insurance provider/broker would want to quickly discredit your claim and make you feel that it is your fault, in fact there are laws that govern pedestrian accidents and If you have suffered an injury, you need to speak with a qualified attorney who can represent your case to make sure that you are compensated for loss of income, medical bills, permanent disability, and other hardship that you may experience in the future as a result. Call us and we provide you with a free consultation to discuss your situation and start early to ensure your rights are protected.

2) I have been offered a settlement. Should I accept it before they change their mind?

It is essential to first assess the nature and the degree of injury before agreeing to a settlement figure. Your medical bills and income loss among others, need to be examined and it often can take months to assess the true extent of the injury. Call us and we will provide you with a free consultation to discuss your situation and start early to ensure your rights are protected.

If you accept a settlement before speaking with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, you will most certainly receive less than you may be entitled to under the law and therefore miss out on an adequate compensation that is necessary for you and your family for the future. The medical bills can be difficult to assess and premature settlement may reduce the final figure that you rightfully deserve.

3) What TYPES OF DAMAGES CAN I EXPECT FOR A pedestrian accident cover?

There are a lot of medical expenses and recovery time associated with a pedestrian accident and a settlement must be sufficient to cover all of these expenses, even ongoing expenses associated with long-term recovery. Additionally, the final settlement should also compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Read about Claim Adjusters and how they work to avoid paying out on claims. You can also review Insurance Companies Claims Processing, and Claims Adjusters Overview, and hiring a personal injury attorney.

Perhaps you have choices that you might not have otherwise considered. Feel free to call for an appointment or a phone conference at no charge.