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The burden of pedestrian accident injuries on a victim and family members can be overwhelming. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident, a negligent driver could be liable for the costs of your injuries.
Do not attempt to handle this stressful situation alone. A pedestrian accident lawyer in Gainesville, VA can help. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can handle your case from start to finish, allowing you to focus on your recovery. Call today to schedule a confidential consultation at a time convenient for you: 571-229-1800. There is no cost for discussing your case.
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Proving another party was negligent requires evidence that the other party breached its duty of care and that the breach was the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries.
Gathering this evidence may seem straightforward. However, there are many hurdles involved in introducing evidence that an insurer or court will accept. Rules that govern whether evidence is relevant, admissible, competent, and credible can be difficult to navigate.
Without the right evidence, there is no proof. Without proof, there is no entitlement to compensation.
Any statement you make can become evidence for either side’s argument. And if the other side can prove that you contributed to your accident or injuries, it can be very difficult to recover the compensation you deserve. It is, therefore, important to speak to an attorney as soon as possible in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident case, to avoid making statements that could unwittingly hurt the case. It is easier than you might think to say something you will regret later.
Jim Parrish knows the tricks insurers might pull to trick you into jeopardizing your case. He also knows how to defend against them.
What Compensation Might I Be Entitled to For My Pedestrian Accident?
Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be substantial. Substantial injuries deserve substantial compensation.
Pedestrian accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severe musculoskeletal impact to the upper and lower legs and pelvis, among other injuries. You may be entitled to compensation for any of the following:
- Hospitalization and physician bills
- Complementary and alternative medicine expenses
- Physical, occupational, or vocational therapy
- Reconstructive surgery
- Mental health care
- Medical equipment
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Lost income
- Future medical expenses
- Future loss of earnings, if you needed to retire or take a lesser-paying job
- Possible punitive damages (if wrongdoer was particularly wanton and reckless)
To discuss injuries and compensation in further detail, contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC. The Parrish Law Firm team is both strategic and tactical in getting the best result for its clients.
What Does the Parrish Law Firm Offer That Not All Firms Can Offer?
Insurance Company Experience
Prior to starting his personal injury law firm to help victims, Jim Parrish represented the interests of insurance companies. Having spent years defending the actions of insurance company clients, he is familiar with how the insurance process works.
In his insurance defense work, Jim also saw personal injury attorneys making costly mistakes that that hurt victims. He now uses this inside information to benefit accident victims, navigating the insurance claims process with finesse.
Award-Winning Knowledge and Skill
Jim Parrish has earned distinction for his client advocacy and client service skills. Avvo has awarded him two Clients’ Choice Awards, as well as its Top Personal Injury Award. The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has also conferred honors to Jim.
A Dedicated Team
A successful case requires a team all focused on the same clear goal: justice for personal injury victims. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has access to accomplished consultants in the medical and financial fields. Our use of available technology for the benefit of accident victims also sets us apart from some other firms.
For Best Results, Get Started Today
There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for pedestrian accident injuries in Virginia. If you attempt to file after this date, you will likely be unable to recover compensation. And while two years might seem like enough time, properly preparing for a lawsuit takes time. Waiting until you reach maximum medical improvement to begin working on your case could be a mistake.
It can be harder to locate witnesses or elicit details after too much time passes. Delaying action can also give the insurance company an advantage, as it will have opened a case file as soon as the accident happened.
Your legal team can start working on your case, even if you are still undergoing medical treatment. The case strategy will evolve if necessary to accommodate ongoing treatment.
There are many benefits to retaining a pedestrian accident lawyer right away. For a free consultation with the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, call 571-229-1800.