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$7.5 Million Brain Injury to Child; Auto & Tractor-Trailer Collision
$3.7 Million Wrongful Death; Auto & Tractor-Trailer Collision
$3.2 Million Permanent Brain Injury; Auto Collision
$3.01 Million Permanent Brain Injury; Motorcycle - Tractor-Trailer Collision

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How Do Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Document a Case?

To build the strongest possible case, your pedestrian injury attorney will begin investigating and documenting your claim. This typically centers on identifying the at-fault party (or parties) and gathering evidence to prove their liability. Your lawyer might assemble documentation that includes the following items:

  • Accident report,
  • Witness accounts,
  • Accident scene photos,
  • Traffic camera videos,
  • Accident reconstructions, and
  • Subject matter expert opinions.
Your attorney will then identify all of your physical, emotional, and financial damages and document those. This might include copies of your medical bills along with past check stubs or tax returns. To document non-economic damages such as diminished earning capacity or diminished quality of life, your lawyer might engage the services of medical, economic, or vocational experts.

Having access to these resources is just one of the ways that an experienced attorney can help maximize your claim’s value and get you the most compensation for your injuries and other damages.

How Can a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Help You?

Although you are not legally required to hire an attorney, having a pedestrian accident law firm to handle your case can provide many significant advantages. Experienced pedestrian accident lawyers understand how the legal process works and are familiar with the tactics that insurance companies commonly use to minimize settlement payouts. For these reasons, having an attorney on your side helps level the playing field for accident victims.

Another compelling reason to let a lawyer fight for your compensation is that throughout the legal process, your attorney will take care of everything. This allows you to relax and focus on getting the care and treatment you need to get back to health.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

If you were struck by a motor vehicle, seek medical attention immediately. Getting a full evaluation from a qualified medical professional is critical for your safety and well-being. This will also provide critical medical records that your lawyer will use to document your claim. Get photos of the accident scene If you can—or ask someone else to do so. Collect names and contact information for any witnesses present as well as all relevant information from any involved motorists.

Contact the police immediately to file an accident report. Provide basic facts and information to the police and make note of the responding officer’s name and badge number for future reference. Beyond these steps, however, do not comment on the events of the accident, even if you believe you might have done something to cause or contribute to the accident.

If you are contacted by the at-fault party’s insurance company, do not provide any statement or discuss any details about the accident until you speak to an attorney. The insurance company can (and will) use your own statement against you if it believes it can justify denying your claim. The insurer may also try to offer you a lowball settlement. Don’t discuss any settlement until you’ve fully explored your options for pursuing legal action.

Will My Pedestrian Accident Claim Have to Go to Court?

The good news is that you probably won’t have to take your case to court to get compensation for your injuries. In most cases, Gerling Law is able to negotiate with the insurance company to get a settlement. This helps ensure you get your money as quickly as possible.

If it becomes necessary, however, we will be prepared to file a lawsuit and take your case to court. For more than 50 years, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys has helped thousands of clients, recovering more than $500 million in settlements and awards. Your consultation and case review is free, and we never collect any legal fees unless we recover compensation on your behalf.

Talk to a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today

Before you make any decisions about your case, schedule a free case review with one of Gerling Law’s pedestrian accident attorneys in Indiana, Illinois, or Kentucky. We understand that you might prefer not to come into the office or that you might be hospitalized and unable to travel. To accommodate these needs, we can conduct your consultation by phone or video conference. In fact, we can handle your entire case without having to meet in person. Or if you prefer, we are happy to come to your location.

Although your situation might feel overwhelming right now, you don’t have to fight the battle on your own. Gerling Law Injury Attorneys will put all our resources to work for you and fight to get you the justice and compensation you deserve. With our extensive experience and proven track record, we know what it takes to get the job done for you. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation or to speak with one of our pedestrian accident attorneys now. Remember,

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