Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Woodbridge
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If a driver hit you while you were crossing the street, chances are you are entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, obtaining this compensation can be difficult, especially when you are attempting to recover from an injury and support your family. That is why you need a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer in Woodbridge to fight for your rights.If a driver hit you while you were crossing the street, chances are you are entitled to compensation. Unfortunately, obtaining this compensation can be difficult, especially when you are attempting to recover from an injury and support your family. That is why you need a skilled pedestrian accident lawyer in Woodbridge to fight for your rights.
Jim Parrish and the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC can put their experience and resources to work for you. We take on the responsible parties and the insurance company so you can focus on healing. We offer a free consultation to answer all your questions and advise you on your case. If you are ready to move forward, we can start gathering evidence and pursuing damages. Call today for an appointment: 571-229-1800.
What compensation can I receive after a Woodbridge pedestrian accident?
You might be eligible for several forms of compensation following a pedestrian accident. The specific types we pursue depend on the circumstances of your case. Our team investigates thoroughly to identify all potential damages. These include:
The cost of medical care from a pedestrian accident can be oppressive. Head trauma, spinal injuries, broken bones, and severe abrasions are all common in pedestrian accidents. You might require days or weeks in the hospital, plus months or even a lifetime of therapy afterward.
We seek damages not only for your current medical bills but also for those your doctor expects you to incur in the future. If you require the use of special medical devices, such as a wheelchair or crutches, we seek compensation for those costs, as well.
We seek compensation for lost wages in several ways.
- One: for the time you must take off work to receive medical care.
- Two: for any work you missed while recovering from your injuries.
- Three: if your injury reduces or eliminates your ability to continue in your line of work.
Pain and Suffering
Our team aggressively pursues compensation for pain and suffering. These damages are by far the most subjective of all that we pursue. Assigning a dollar value to pain is impossible. Thus, the skill and tenacity of your attorney can make a big difference in how much you receive.
You might be eligible for punitive damages if the responsible party’s actions went beyond mere negligence. Typically, the courts award these damages in cases of malicious or grossly negligent behavior such as when a drunk driver causes the accident.
What are some common causes of pedestrian accidents?
The cause and circumstances of your accident can determine who we pursue for damages. Different parties bear responsibility for different types of accidents. Here are some common causes of pedestrian accidents:
Not yielding the right of way: Pedestrians have the right of way in a crosswalk, whether the crosswalk is marked or unmarked. In many cases, drivers ignore this right and proceed through the intersection, hitting pedestrians who are crossing.
Disobeying speed limits in school zones: There is a good reason speed limits drop in school zones. They usually have lots of pedestrians, many of them often being small children. It only takes a second for a distracted driver to look away long enough to cause an accident.
Parking lots: Parking lots lack the structure and control of publicly maintained roadways. You have cars going backward, cars going forward, pedestrians all over the place, and so forth. When a pedestrian accident occurs, it can be difficult to determine fault, or even exactly what happened. That is why you need a skilled lawyer on your side.
Public transportation: Occasionally, a public transportation vehicle, such as a bus or train, strikes a pedestrian. The fault potentially lies in a couple of places. One, with the driver or conductor of the public transportation vehicle. Or, alternatively, with the person in charge of controlling the right of way for the bus or train.
Hit and run accidents: These can take any of the above forms. But they have an added challenge: identifying the party that left the scene. Our team works with the top investigators to first locate and then go after the responsible party in a hit-and-run accident.
Why do I need a lawyer for my pedestrian accident case?
Insurance companies will do whatever they can to avoid paying accident victims what they deserve. In many cases, this means offering very low settlements or even tricking accident victims into admitting fault. A Woodbridge pedestrian accident lawyer will help protect you and your right to compensation.
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, attorney Jim Parrish has dedicated his career to working with pedestrian accident victims. He brings unique skills and experience to the job. Jim started his legal career representing big insurance companies. He knows all the tactics they use to get out of paying claims because he used to be on their side.
Call the Parrish Law Firm to Handle Your Woodbridge Pedestrian Accident Case
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is passionate about protecting the rights of pedestrian accident victims. Having worked for the other side, attorney Jim Parrish knows the challenges accident victims face when seeking compensation from insurance companies. He knows the insurance companies’ tactics and can go toe to toe with them.
Do not risk jeopardizing your right to compensation by handling your case alone. We can answer any questions you might have and offer you honest, straightforward advice on how to proceed. Call today: 571-229-1800.