All it takes is for a driver to look away or lose concentration for a second or two at the same time a pedestrian is making their way across a crosswalk to cause an unfortunate accident. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in Manassas or the surrounding area, you may be eligible for compensation from the driver and their insurance company. A Manassas pedestrian accident lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you recover a monetary award.
Our firm is headed by Jim Parrish, a personal injury lawyer who spent time representing insurance companies, so he understands how they work and how to take them on. Our team of Virginia pedestrian accident lawyers is so confident we can help you recover fair compensation that we never collect a fee until you get paid. We want to get started on your Manassas pedestrian accident case right away, and the first step is a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
To get started now by speaking with a member of our team, call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC at (571) 229-1800.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in Manassas, VA
As a pedestrian accident victim in Virginia, you are likely eligible for compensation from the driver and their insurance company. But in order to allow your attorney to put forward a claim on your behalf, it is important to take the right steps after being involved in an accident.
Following a pedestrian accident in Manassas, VA, you should always do the following:
Make Sure the Police Are Called
You should always have the police come out to write up a report and document what happened, regardless of whether you think you suffered an injury or you are unsure of whether you want to pursue damages. Not all pedestrian accident injuries are apparent right away. If you leave the scene without getting a police report and your injuries flare up in a few days or a week, you will wish you had more evidence of what happened as you contemplate taking legal action.
Exchange Contact Information with All Witnesses
The witnesses at the scene who saw or heard what happened will be valuable sources of evidence as we take on the driver and their insurance company. You should get their contact information right away before they wander off. If they are willing to make a statement at the scene (and you are in good enough physical condition to take that statement), it can only help in our case against the driver—as people can forget details over time.
Document the Scene if You Can
Only if you are physically able and in a safe position to do so, try to document the scene of the accident. You can do so with video or photos. Something else that may be helpful is to see if witnesses would be willing to give recorded statements on camera at the scene of the accident. These can serve as pieces of evidence in a lawsuit or settlement negotiation.
Get a Medical Exam Right Away
For the same reason that you should call the police no matter how severe or minor you think your injuries are, you should get an immediate medical exam after any type of accident involving a motor vehicle. The sooner the doctor discovers any wounds and injuries—including any you may not realize you have—the sooner they can prescribe treatment to get you better. In addition, a medical exam conducted right after the accident serves as evidence that the accident (and not something that occurred afterward) is what caused the injury.
Call a Law Firm to Discuss Your Options
You should get a Manassas pedestrian accident lawyer involved as soon as possible so they can get to work collecting evidence and building a case on your behalf. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can get started right away. Remember—we never collect a fee until you get paid. Call us today at (571) 229-1800.
We Will Fight to Hold the Other Party Liable
No matter the specific circumstances of your Manassas pedestrian accident, the personal injury lawyers at the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can help you fight for compensation from the responsible party or parties and their insurance companies.
Call us for help if you experienced any of the following:
- Hit by car in crosswalk
- Hit by car not in crosswalk
- Hit by car backing out of parking space
- Hit by bicyclist
- Pedestrian accidents involving children
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Your Monetary Compensation Package
You deserve full and fair compensation for your Manassas pedestrian accident. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC team can help you recover a monetary award package that may include money for:
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- “Pain and suffering” and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Reach Out to a Manassas Pedestrian Accident Lawyer to Learn More About Your Options
Our team is eager to get to work on your case today. We will handle the entire process from beginning to end, so you can focus on recovering and getting your life back. Best of all, there is never a fee until we win your case. To learn more about the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC—and to receive a free case evaluation—call us at (571) 229-1800. You may have a limited amount of time under Code of Virginia § 8.01-243 in order to file your claim, so do not delay calling our team. There is a team member ready to listen to you today.