When Sidewalks And Crosswalks Become The Scene Of An Accident
Pedestrian accidents account for roughly 16 percent of motor vehicle accident fatalities, according to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles. In pedestrian accidents where the victim survives, the medical challenges that follow can require serious intervention and ongoing care. But ask yourself: can you trust an insurance company to give you the support you need?
With more than 85 years of combined experience, the legal team at Fishwick & Associates PLC has the knowledge, experience and vibrant representation that you need to get through these tough days. Send us an email or reach out by phone at 540-643-9772.
Understanding Pedestrian Accidents
If you are in an accident while walking or jogging, you should try to do the following:
- Assess the situation. Take time to make sure you and any injured person get medical care.
- Call the police. Even seemingly straightforward, inarguable situations should be documented by a neutral party.
- Ask witnesses for their contact information. Witnesses can be very important to a later case or claim.
- Get medical help. Your immediate medical needs should be your priority; do not wait to call for emergency medical services.
Most pedestrian accidents happen at sidewalks, crosswalks, parking lots and intersections. This is where cars and pedestrians share spaces and these are also areas where drivers pay less attention.
Working With The Right Law Firm Matters
Most insurance companies are reluctant to offer fair settlements. Instead, it is in their best interests to give you as little as possible for your recovery. Our attorneys are here to hold insurance companies responsible for the compensation you legally deserve.