A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case!
No matter if you are crossing the street in downtown Salt Lake, in idyllic St. George, or even bustling Ogden, pedestrian crosswalks can be dangerous. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control has shown that pedestrians are 1.5 times as likely to be killed in an auto accident than passengers riding with the vehicle. Indeed, each year almost 6,000 people are killed in pedestrian accidents in the United States. Crossing the street can be perilous for far too many people.
Traffic laws in Utah clearly state that automobiles must yield to pedestrians as they cross any street or road clearly marked with a crosswalk. If you are a pedestrian whom has been injured in an accident caused by an inattentive or reckless driver, you will need an Advocate to help you make the best recovery possible. Our attorneys know best how to win you the compensation you deserve. The Advocates will fight for your case, even if it means taking your case before a judge and jury. Don’t let the insurance companies trick you into accepting too low of a settlement. Hire an Advocate attorney and make them pay what you are legally owed.
If you’ve been struck by a car or truck while crossing the street, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered. Don’t wait to contact The Advocates today about your pedestrian case. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer all of your legal questions. Simply call 1-801-326-0809, fill out the form above, or chat online right now with a live attorney at the bottom of your screen. You deserve an Advocate!
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What Can an Advocate Do for My Case?
When you hire The Advocates to represent your case, you won't pay a dime in attorney fees upfront. That's our promise to you. Here are a few other ways we can help you.
- • Compile Your Medical Records
- • Build the Best Pedestrian Accident Claim
- • Negotiate with Pushy Insurance Adjusters
- • Win You the Best Possible Offer for Your Case
"Hiring The Advocates was the best move I could have made after my accident. They were very professional and made me feel confident my case would go smoothly. They really put me at ease. I would recommend them to anyone!" - Robert S.
Why You Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Hiring an experienced pedestrian injury attorney is the best way to keep the insurance companies from taking advantage of you in your time of need. Multiple studies have shown that hiring an attorney to represent your pedestrian case can increase the value of your settlement by up to 5X than you would by trying to settle on your own. Don’t let the insurance companies pay you less than you are legally owed. Hire an Advocate attorney today and make them pay the settlement you deserve.
The Advocates Pedestrian Accident Claim Process
Step 1: Investigate the Accident
The first step your attorney will take in building you a strong injury claim is to investigate your accident. The investigation is one of the most crucial steps in determining liability for your injuries so we can get you the compensation you are owed according to the law. Your attorney will obtain a full police report about your accident, exam any photos or videos of the scene of the crash and speak to any relevant witnesses.
Step 2: Build Your Claim
Once liability is determined, your attorney will begin compiling all the evidence to build you the strongest legal claim possible. Building a successful pedestrian accident claim is a very time-consuming part of the process. The Advocates must wait until you’ve completed all your treatment before we can gather a comprehensive file of your medical records.
Step 3: Negotiate a Settlement
After you’ve finished treatment and we’ve gathered all your medical records, your attorney will send out a demand package to the at-fault party’s insurance company. This demand package will contain all the evidence needed to help get you the compensation you deserve. If we are unable to negotiate an offer you’re comfortable with, then you have the option to litigate your case in court.
Step 4: Litigate Your Case
Filing a lawsuit is considered the longest step in the pedestrian accident claim process. This route can potentially extend the life of your claim for up to several years. If you are unsatisfied with the amount your attorney negotiated, then you can choose this option, but there’s a possibility you may need to appear before a judge and jury in court.
Most Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries
It’s no surprise pedestrian accidents can leave victims with long-term damage. Injuries sustained by a pedestrian accident are frequently dangerous and sometimes even life-threatening. Below are the most common types of pedestrian accident injuries you can receive compensation for:
- Head trauma
- Injury to the spinal cord
- Broken or fractured bones
- Skin lacerations
- Internal injuries or damaged organs
- Pelvic injuries
- Wrongful death
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury caused by a pedestrian accident, know that you don’t have to go through the legal process alone. The Advocates understand how difficult this time likely is for you and your family. You don’t have to settle for an ordinary pedestrian accident lawyer. The Advocates has your best interests in mind and will make your recovery our #1 priority.
To find out how The Advocates can help you through the aftermath of your pedestrian accident, simply fill out the free consultation form below, call 1-801-326-0809, or use our online chat feature to speak with an attorney right this minute. Don’t wait! Contact our attorneys today about your case. You deserve an Advocate!