Warrenton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
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If you suffered a pedestrian accident in Warrenton, VA, a pedestrian accident lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you recover compensation from the party or parties responsible for your injury. A pedestrian accident can leave you with substantial medical bills, lost time at work, and physical and emotional pain. You deserve compensation, and we can help you get it.
Led by attorney Jim Parrish, a former insurance company lawyer with extensive knowledge of the innerworkings of insurers, the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC has a dedicated personal injury team in Warrenton that fights for the rights of pedestrian accident victims in Warrenton.
We care as much about the outcome of your case as you do, so we do not collect a fee until you get paid. For a free consultation, call our office today at 571-229-1800.
How One of Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Warrenton Could Help You and Your Family
You might think that you are ready to take on your case by yourself. However, proving liability and arguing for fair compensation can be harder than accident victims expect.
Our team is ready to help you by performing the following tasks:
- Speaking to the insurance company
- Assigning a value to your case
- Analyzing all relevant details of your accident
- Searching for proof of your testimony
- Answering your questions
- Standing with you in court, if the need arises
We can also:
- Retain accident reconstructionists and expert witnesses to provide support for your case
- Protect your rights
- Speak with your medical team so we understand the full scope of your injuries and the care you could require in the future
We have helped Virginians secure fair damages in the past. Simply let us know how we can best help you and your family.
Types of Damages We Could Help You Recover
Every person’s accident is different—so are their injuries. As a result, each accident victim’s settlement amount will be different. If you were injured as a pedestrian in Warrenton, you might be able to secure the following losses via a settlement or lawsuit.
If you were seriously injured, you might require more than just a visit to the doctor. You might have required an ambulance ride to the hospital, an overnight stay, and several treatments and procedures.
You might have also required the following:
- Mobility aids to help you move around, such as crutches or a wheelchair
- Physical and psychological therapy
- And more
Your injury could have put you out of work for any period of time. You might have had to prioritize your health over your job due to the accident. This could mean that you are eligible to seek any lost wages, benefits, tips, bonuses, or other related wages that you would have earned had you not been recovering at home or in the hospital.
You might find it difficult to assign value to some accident-related losses. However, you could still retain damages to make up for them. Such losses might include:
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Mental anguish
- Loss of limb
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Wrongful Death Damages
You could have lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident. If so, you deserve to hold the liable party responsible for their action or inaction.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers serving Warrenton can help you pursue:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Your loved one’s medical costs from before their passing
- Loss of guidance
- Loss of support, if you relied on your loved one’s income
- And other damages
Why You Should not Wait to Fight for Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident?
You may want to consider how your choices will be perceived by the insurance company. If you wait to file a claim, the insurer might argue that you are not deserving of a settlement. The adjuster might say that you are not actually as injured as you truly are because you waited to make decisions regarding your case.
In Virginia, accident victims only have two years to file a lawsuit for damages under Va. Code § 8.01-243. This means that if you cannot secure a settlement from the insurance company, you have to file your lawsuit before this time frame ends. If you do not achieve this, you could lose your right to fight for justice and secure a financial award.
What Parties May Be Liable For Your Compensation?
The party you would be interested in seeking compensation from would likely be the driver. When you file a claim, you can do so with the other driver’s insurance company.
However, if you were hit by a commercial or government-owned vehicle, the story might be a little different. You might be able to pursue a trucking company, restaurant, or municipality for your accident-related losses. As long as the driver that hit you was working under the scope of their employer, the party responsible for the driver’s actions could be liable for your damages.
Things to Avoid After the Accident
We recommend taking steps to help your case as soon as possible. This includes seeking medical attention after the accident. It’s important to go to the doctor, a hospital, or an urgent care center as soon as you can after the accident to seek diagnosis and treatment. This visit will also originate documentation of your injuries. Such paperwork will help you when you make your insurance claim.
Also, do not tell the insurance company more than they need to know. When they call you, answer their questions. However, you do not need to tell them more than is required. You can direct all pedestrian accident-related calls to a Warrenton lawyer from our team. We can deal with the insurance company for you. You do not want the insurer to take any of your words out of context.
It’s for this reason you should also avoid discussing your accident with friends and family, or on social media. The insurance company will try to find any evidence that the accident has not affected your life. Do not give them this chance.
How Your Accident Could Have Occurred
A store owner could have violated Sec. 10-107 of the Warrenton City Code, putting you at risk as a result of their failure to install proper pedestrian crossings in their parking lot.
You may have also been hit by a driver due to any of the following causes:
- Driving while distracted, drowsy, or intoxicated due to alcohol or another substance
- Speeding, weaving from one lane to another, tailgating, or otherwise exhibiting signs of road rage
- Failure to respond to weather conditions, like heavy rain, snow, or wind
- Failure to respond to traffic conditions
- Failure to respond to environmental conditions, such as potholes or debris
You might have also been injured by a negligent bicyclist.
Every year on Warrenton’s roads, pedestrians get hurt in dozens of ways. No matter how your accident occurred, our team will investigate, identify the responsible parties, collect evidence against them, and seek compensation.
Failure to Yield
In Virginia, it is the law for drivers to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. If drivers did not slow down or give you ample time to get across the street safely, they may be liable for your injuries.
A driver who strikes a pedestrian while speeding or recklessly operating their vehicle may be held liable for any resulting injuries even if the pedestrian was not in a designated crosswalk. Our attorneys can investigate your case and look for evidence of speeding, reckless driving, or any other violation of a traffic law.
Parking Lot and Private Property Injuries
Accidents that occur in parking lots or other types of private property can be difficult to litigate. The police often will not respond to these accidents unless they involve severe injuries. It is up to your attorney to gather the evidence needed to prove that the other party is liable for your injuries.
A hit-and-run is a criminal offense in Virginia. Even if the accident seems minor and no one seems to be hurt, a motorist involved in a crash involving other people must stop. This rule applies to standard auto accidents and pedestrian accidents.
If the driver who hit you fled the scene after the accident, recovering compensation becomes more difficult because you do not have the identity of the person or persons who are financially liable.
That said, the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you pursue several ways to recover compensation even if the identity of the driver who hit you cannot be determined. To receive a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call 571-229-1800.
Talk to the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Today
Jim Parrish and his team take on the responsible party and the insurance company and make sure you recover fair compensation for your pedestrian accident injuries. Your settlement or award may include money for:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Attorney Jim Parrish wants to help you, like we have helped Virginians secure settlements such as these in the past:
- $250,000 for a slip and fall victim that fell down stairs because a maintenance worker failed to utilize a wet floor sign
- $700,000 for the family of a young woman who passed away due to the inattentive nature of a negligent truck driver
Dial (571) 229-1800 to speak to a member of our team about your case.