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Greensboro Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Personal Injury Attorney Handling Pedestrian Injuries
If you are faced with an injury caused by being struck by a vehicle while negotiating a crosswalk or other walkway, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you suffer. Oftentimes pedestrians are struck due to the negligence of the driver of the vehicle. Common causes of pedestrian accidents include:
As this type of accident often leads to catastrophic injuries due to the weight and speed of a car, it is vital you have a personal injury attorney with the experience and skill needed to properly bring your case to an insurance company. Also, these cases are usually hotly contested by insurance companies who will try and blame the pedestrian for what happened.
Some of the areas of law that may need to be addressed include:
- Contributory negligence
- Darting child defense
- Sudden emergency
- Last clear chance
The most important is last clear chance. In many pedestrian cases, the person injured may have been a fault to some small degree. He just didn't see the car coming or get out of the way. However, if the car had the "last clear chance" to brake, swerve just a little and avoid the wreck then that is what they must do. Just because a pedestrian may be not paying attention, this doesn't excuse a driver's negligence. We all know who is going to lose the battle between a pedestrian and a car. We all know that people sometimes aren't paying attention as they walk. So, the law requires all drivers to simply follow the rules of the road and watch out for pedestrians.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
Be careful of anything that you say to the insurance companies on these type of cases, as they will try and use this against you. I hear them claim all of the time that they are going to pay your bills and your lost wages, but instead they start building a case against you. The Roane Law firm in Greensboro, North Carolina has professional and aggressive personal injury lawyers that will take personal care and attention to your loss. We know what you are going through following this type of accident and will do all we can to protect your rights.
Injuries Sustained in Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, including:
These serious injuries can affect the rest of your life and leave you either impaired or permanently unable to work or enjoy the rest of your life. A pedestrian accident can cause a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. Even a low speed impact by a vehicle can cause severe injuries to you or your loved one.
Because you may possibly be faced with long term medical care, loss of livelihood, even the loss of a loved one, you need a strong advocate who will fight against the insurance companies to obtain the settlement you deserve. James Roane, our firm's Greensboro pedestrian accident lawyer, has more than a decade of experience skillfully providing strong negotiating against insurance companies that will effectively provide you with the compensation you deserve.