Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking? Read these Pedestrian Accident Tips and contact us today.
Pedestrian Car Accidents
In the state of Florida, if you’re hit by a car as a pedestrian, obviously first you have to seek emergency medical attention for your injuries, and then you want to make sure that you contact a personal injury attorney who can advise you about your rights. As a pedestrian, if you don’t own a motor vehicle, you may not have health insurance, you don’t have personal injury protection coverage, and you may need medical providers and follow-up that you can’t afford. If you have a lawsuit and you’re bringing a claim for those, you can seek medical attention, and then you can pay those providers, who will wait for payment later on after you’re compensated for your injuries and for your damages.
Mistakes to Avoid After a Pedestrian Accident
We’re often asked, “What mistakes should I avoid after a pedestrian accident?” in other words, being hit as a pedestrian by a motor vehicle. The first mistake is not seeking immediate attention for your injuries. The second mistake is in speaking to the at-fault insurance carrier before talking to a lawyer. You should contact, thirdly, an experienced lawyer who can guide you through the process, handle the contact with the adverse insurance company, so that you can get maximum compensation for your injuries.
Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
I got a call recently from someone who had been injured as a pedestrian. That person wanted a male lawyer and my partner, who’s a male, was out of the office. They wanted to know what my credentials were and how they could be sure that I was the best lawyer for their case. They got off the phone and researched me. They called back in about a half an hour. One of the things that we recommend everyone do is to research lawyers, know what their credentials are, know what their prior training is, know what their rating is by Martindale-Hubble. The highest rating is an AV rating. The highest rating you can get from Avvo is a 10 out of 10 rating. You should research all of those things and look for prior clients’ comments and ratings. That’s how you make sure that you have the right lawyer, and the best lawyer for your case.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking? Read these Pedestrian Accident Tips and contact a Tampa pedestrian accident lawyer at Morgenstern and Herd today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.