In the hustle and bustle of today's world, with increasing traffic on the roads, more and more pedestrians are suffering injury because of the carelessness or negligence of motor vehicle operators. In most instances, drivers simply fail to exercise the degree of care necessary to protect the rights of innocent pedestrians. Unfortunately, when the human body collides with a few thousand pounds of metal, the injuries are usually serious and catastrophic. You have rights and remedies.
At the Law Offices of Mallon & Tranger, our lawyers offer experienced representation to victims of pedestrian accidents. For more information, contact us by e-mail or call our office at 732-702-0333 to arrange a meeting.
Protecting Your Rights after a Pedestrian Accident
The first thing you want to do after you have been hit by a car is get the medical attention you need. It is best if you don't drive yourself to the hospital or medical facility. If you are unable to move under your own power, wait for an ambulance or other emergency medical care to arrive. If you can walk, ask a family member to take you immediately to the emergency room at the hospital or to your regular doctor.
After you have received the medical treatment you need, contact an attorney. Don't submit a claim with your insurance company until you have hired a lawyer. Insurance companies have a vested interest in paying as little as possible, or nothing, to settle your claim. It's how they maximize their profits. An attorney will have your best interests at heart and will have the incentive to get full and fair compensation for your injury. Your lawyer will be your advocate with the insurance company, helping you get the benefits you paid for and deserve.
When you have been injured by someone else's carelessness or negligence, you are entitled to compensation for all economic losses, such as wages and income, and medical expenses. You may also be able to recover for pain and suffering, as well as loss of companionship or consortium.
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