Whenever a motorist gets behind the wheel, they take on a legal responsibility to avoid causing injury to pedestrians. When one drives recklessly, under the influence, or distractedly, and strikes someone walking on the side of the road, they must be held liable for the injured party’s medical bills and other expenses.
If you’ve been hit by a careless or negligent driver while going for a stroll or using a crosswalk, you can rely on the team at 1LAW to secure the compensation you’re owed. A pedestrian accident attorney in West Jordan will ensure you receive the maximum payout for every financial and emotional loss you’ve suffered.
The compensation your pedestrian accident lawyer obtains will help you pay your medical bills and allow you to support yourself throughout the entirety of your recovery. They’ll identify all the economic and non-economic losses you’ve suffered and secure a settlement that makes up for them.
The damages you receive from your claim may include but aren’t limited to:
These damages will help you cover your medical expenses and build back your life after a traumatic pedestrian accident in West Jordan. However, your attorney will need to do more than file a claim to get the compensation you deserve. They’ll have to deal with insurance providers and may even need to file a civil lawsuit against the guilty party.
The majority of pedestrian accident victims get their compensation through an insurance settlement. Once your pedestrian accident attorney in West Jordan has gathered evidence relevant to your case and constructed a well-reasoned claim, they’ll bring it to the at-fault driver’s insurance provider.
Insurance companies are often hesitant to offer ample settlements to the wrongfully injured, as their main goal is to reduce their liability and protect their bottom line. Consequently, your attorney will have to present a convincing argument as to why they should offer you a payment that covers the full extent of your losses.
It may take some time, but your lawyer will most likely persuade them into agreeing on a fair settlement value. The attorneys at our firm are seasoned negotiators and know all the tricks that insurers will try to employ in order to delegitimize your case. Once negotiations have ended, it’s likely you’ll get the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
If insurance negotiations don’t go as planned, there’s still another way you can get damages. Your lawyer will file a pedestrian accident lawsuit against the driver who hit you. They’ll use police reports, footage of the incident, witness accounts, and opinions of accident experts to present a compelling story to the jury.
Once they’ve made a strong argument as to why the defendant should be ordered to compensate you for your injury, the jury will deliberate and make a decision. Our attorneys have a great deal of courtroom experience so that your chances of receiving a favorable jury verdict are high.
If a pedestrian accident lawsuit is necessary, your attorney will have to submit one in accordance with Utah’s statute of limitations. Under Utah Code Ann. §78B-2-307, they’ll have exactly four years before the date of your accident to file your lawsuit.
Getting your suit filed on time will be no problem for our lawyers, as long as you don’t wait too long to contact one of them. Waiting to get in touch with legal counsel after an accident will not only make your claim seem frivolous in the eyes of insurance adjusters and jurors, it will also reduce the amount of time your attorney has to file a lawsuit.
If you delay legal action and your attorney is unable to file the necessary documents on time, you probably won’t be able to receive compensation for your injury. However, if you contact our firm today, we’ll work quickly to get your lawsuit filed by the due date imposed by Utah law.
If you’ve been hit by a negligent driver while walking, a West Jordan pedestrian accident attorney is just the person you need to help you recover financial remedies. If the lawyers at 1LAW determine that you have a valid claim, they’ll be happy to go over your legal options and get started on your case.
To see if we can help you with your pedestrian accident claim, contact us today. You can also ask us questions about your accident and legal right through our free chat feature. Once we’ve heard from you, we’ll schedule a free consultation at a time that works for you.