Injured As A Pedestrian? Get Legal Advice Now.
As a prime tourist destination and a hustling, bustling metropolis overall, the Washington, D.C., metro area may have more pedestrians out and about than many other large cities do. No matter where or how pedestrian accidents occur, the consequences are often devastating to the injured pedestrians. Serious, catastrophic and fatal injuries are common for pedestrians who are struck by cars, trucks and buses.
If you or a close family member has been struck by a motor vehicle while on foot in Maryland, Virginia or Washington, D.C., let the personal injury attorneys at Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chtd., lift your burdens by investigating liability, insurance coverage and other aspects of your recovery.
Complicating Factors In Many Pedestrian Accident Cases
Someone who is walking, jogging or even bicycling does not have the protection of a car’s steel body that drivers and passengers of vehicles do. This is why injuries are often severe or fatal. A detailed review of medical records and input from experts such as lifecare planners may be essential to put together an accurate accounting for an adequate injury or wrongful death claim.
Besides the serious injuries that often result from pedestrian accidents, insurance issues are sometimes complicated, too. Hit-and-run pedestrian knock-downs and crashes by drivers with little or no insurance are not unheard of. After suffering injuries in such circumstances, you or your loved one may need to tap into uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage through your own auto insurance policy or that of someone that the pedestrian lives with.
Don’t Try To Figure It Out On Your Own
Don’t be surprised if an insurance claims adjuster makes a speedy settlement offer. Beware of accepting such an offer before you understand the magnitude and projected long-term effects of the injuries. If your family member died as a pedestrian, consult with an attorney to learn about your rights to claim maximum compensation through a wrongful death claim.
Request a free consultation to discuss your case with one of the personal injury lawyers of Futrovsky, Forster & Scherr, Chartered. Call 301-750-9812 or send an email inquiry at your earliest convenience.