Drivers are required to exercise the highest degree of care and have a legal responsibility to watch out for and avoid pedestrians. A pedestrian should be able to rely on motorists to be careful. Unfortunately, pedestrians increasingly suffer catastrophic injuries by distracted and inattentive drivers, particularly in congested, metropolitan areas.
Dollar, Burns & Becker is here to help people who have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian incident. We’ve investigated and pursued countless cases that occurred in urban as well as suburban settings, particularly near schools.
Whether injuries have occurred because a driver failed to yield at a crosswalk, there was reduced visibility or any other cause, being hit by a car can result in catastrophic spinal cord injuries or brain injuries since you are usually unprotected. In any of these situations, it’s important to remember that you may have additional claims through your own automobile insurance, especially if the motorist who struck you is underinsured or uninsured.
The attorneys at Dollar, Burns & Becker know how to explore and utilize all potential sources of recovery in terms of insurance. Plus, we work on a contingency fee, which means you pay nothing unless we obtain compensation for you. That guarantees you we’ll work hard to recover compensation for all your losses, including medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
If you, a friend or loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries as a pedestrian, contact us to schedule a free consultation as soon as possible, ideally within 48 hours. We’ll immediately take action to ensure that vital evidence is preserved that can be crucial to your claim.