Sidewalks, crosswalks, and other roads in cities and towns all over Virginia are populated with pedestrians. Walking is often a key part of our daily transportation, whether you walk to the bus or from a parking lot. If you or a relative has been involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important to seek legal representation immediately to protect your interests and win a reasonable financial settlement for your hardships and burdens.
MichieHamlett law firm in Charlottesville, VA, has decades of experience in personal injury and wrongful death law. Because of their knowledge and expertise, our lawyers are often able to settle pedestrian accident cases outside of court, which means you get the rightful settlement you deserve without having to go through the full legal process in court. If we are unable to settle outside of court, our lawyers are skilled trial attorneys that will still get you justice. Legal representation you can trust is vital for pedestrian accidents.
Pedestrian accidents can happen anywhere, anytime. In 2013, 1,735 pedestrian accidents occurred. Of these accidents, 78 fatalities were reported and 1,657 crashes resulted in pedestrian injuries. While alcohol and negligence on the part of the pedestrian account for some of these incidents, many pedestrian accidents in Virginia are experienced by victims who are not impaired in any way.
Vehicles simply do not pay enough attention to pedestrians who may have to walk on the side of the road when a sidewalk is unavailable, and drivers often turn without checking for pedestrians in the crosswalk as well. Most pedestrian accidents occur at crosswalks, with nearly equal amounts occurring with and without a signal. Regardless of the exact circumstances, our attorneys will help ensure your pedestrian accident litigation is handled effectively to get the results you want.
Many victims of vehicle/pedestrian accidents assume that since they were not operating a vehicle, they will not be accused of being at fault. Under Virginia law, a pedestrian can be found partially or even totally at fault. If a pedestrian involved in an accident is deemed at fault, the vehicle driver will not be required to pay for any medical bills or related financial burdens.
In some cases, the driver may formulate a legal case against a pedestrian for financial compensation for vehicle damage or driver injury. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, you must find legal representation to help protect your rights and make certain the person at fault is held accountable for injuries or wrongful death. The attorneys at MichieHamlett in Charlottesville, VA can help you win your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit after a pedestrian accident.
Contact us today for a free legal consultation if you or someone you love is a victim of a pedestrian accident. MichieHamlett law firm of Charlottesville, VA is prepared to fight for you or your loved one’s rights. Our attorneys have been representing clients involved in personal injury cases as well as commercial and domestic litigation for over 65 years; we believe we can help you win your pedestrian accident case.
In fact, we are so confident we can help you win your case that we accept personal injury cases on contingency. You will not have to pay us a dime until your case is won. Call us today at 434-951-7200 to find out how we can help with the pedestrian accident litigation process.