DC Pedestrian Accidents
Your body can withstand many bumps, knocks, and bruises, but when faced with a two-ton metal car going sixty miles per hour, the damage can be severe. You can endure injuries such as broken bones, paralysis, and even traumatic brain injury. After seeking prompt medical attention, talk to a DC pedestrian accident injury lawyer about your legal rights.
Most pedestrian accidents are avoidable. If you are injured by a distracted or otherwise negligent driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses--and a DC pedestrian accident injury lawyer can help you get that compensation. Pedestrian accidents commonly occur in or near crosswalks, residential areas, and heavily trafficked places like schools and shopping centers, where drivers can be distracted and may not be paying proper attention to the road.
If You Are Involved in a Pedestrian Accident
The DC personal injury lawyers at Price Benowitz know that when such an accident occurs, getting medical attention for the victim is of the highest priority. Even if the victim does not believe he or she has been seriously injured, it is still advisable to visit a doctor. The full effects of some injuries, such as concussions, may not be fully apparent until much later after the accident.
In addition to receiving the proper medical attention and documentation, injured victims should secure as much evidence from the accident scene as they can, including pictures, contact information of any witnesses, and a copy of the police report. Once you have gathered this documentation, contact a pedestrian accident attorney to evaluate your options under the law. Be vigilant about your rights; do not sign any forms or give statements without first consulting an attorney. If you are contacted by an insurance adjuster, you may decline to speak and simply refer him or her to your legal representation.
For a free consultation, call Price Benowitz LLP today
It is important to act quickly in a pedestrian accident case. The more time that passes between the onset of your injury and the filing of your claim, the more difficult it can be to contact witnesses and gather evidence. To find out how to proceed with your claim, call Price Benowitz LLP for a free consultation. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to help you.