Q: Is there anything I can do to help my pedestrian accident claim?
A: If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, there are several key things that you can do to help your pedestrian accident claim. Once you have received medical attention after your pedestrian accident, the first thing that you should do is gather evidence from the scene, if your injuries will allow you to do so.
This may include photographs of the pedestrian accident scene as well as your personal injuries, a copy of the official police report, and the names and contact information of any witnesses. If your injuries prevented you from gathering evidence at the time of your accident, you can still retrieve the police report and return to the scene to take photographs. Likewise, maintain copies of all medical records and bills, keep a daily log of your injuries and keep track of any lost wages that you suffer as a result of the injury.
After the pedestrian accident, be careful in what you say to others about the incident. Never admit fault or apologize for what happened, as this may be seen as an indication of liability. Answer the police and insurance adjuster questions honestly and clearly, but do not elaborate on anything and stick to the most basic facts.
Once you have gathered evidence of your pedestrian accident, you should consider getting in touch with a pedestrian accident lawyer. A lawyer who has experience with accident claims that are very similar to your own can listen to the details of your case and help you to determine whether you have the grounds for a claim.
When speaking with your pedestrian accident lawyer, you should be as honest as possible. Tell your lawyer exactly how the accident occurred, what injuries you have suffered, and any other information that they need to know. Being honest with your lawyer will only help your pedestrian accident claim.
While you can’t predict whether a pedestrian accident will happen to you or someone you love, you can be sure of your best course of action following an accident: Seek medical attention and contact a pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible.
Recovering from your injuries after a pedestrian accident should be your main priority, not dealing with insurance adjusters and complicated legal paperwork. Before accepting a settlement offer, contact our Law Office to set up a no-cost consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer about your case. More on this website