When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle of any kind, they are likely to receive far more serious and costly injuries than the vehicle’s driver. If you or someone you love was injured when a negligent driver struck you, our pedestrian accident lawyer can help. We will review the cause of your accident at no cost to you and help you build the strongest possible case for financial recovery.
Our client-focused team at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC will investigate your accident, proves its impact on your health, and documents its financial damages. We also deal with the at-fault driver and their insurance company and fight hard for the best possible outcome for you. Leave the hard work and details of building your case to our personal injury lawyers so that you can focus on your recovery.
Damages Our Law Firm Recovers for Injured Pedestrians
When our firm represents you, they create a detailed list of your recoverable damages. Potential compensation we request on your behalf may include:
- Economic damages: Past and future medical bills and lost wages, treatment-related travel expenses, property damage or loss, and diminished property value.
- Non-economic damages: Lasting physical disabilities and disfiguring injuries, physical pain and suffering, and ongoing mental and emotional anguish.
- Wrongful death damages (where applicable): Funeral and burial expenses, loss of your loved one’s financial and familial contributions, and loss of consortium and society.
We carefully detail every expense and loss you are entitled to recover, ensure nothing is omitted, and ensure your case is not undervalued or underpaid.
Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Will Ensure the Statute of Limitations is Met
It is never too soon to put our law firm to work on your case. The state where your accident occurred will have a statute of limitations that governs when your resulting lawsuit must be filed. Accordingly:
- In North Carolina, you generally have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit, per G.S. § 1-52, and two years to file your wrongful death lawsuit, per G.S. § 1-53.
- In South Carolina, you generally have three years to file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, per S.C. Ann § 15-3-530.
In both states, many circumstances of your case can cause a change in the filing deadline. When we represent you in your pursuit of compensation, we ensure the appropriate statute of limitations is correctly interpreted. We also ensure it is met to avoid the costly penalties of non-compliance.
How Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Proves the At-Fault Driver’s Liability
To recover compensation after an accident, you are required to prove the at-fault driver’s negligence. Our pedestrian accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC will prove the at-fault driver:
- Owed you a duty of reasonable care
- Breached their responsibility to provide it
- Caused your accident and injuries
- Caused your resulting financial damages
Rather than tax you or your family with proving these legal elements, our team will build a compelling case file. We use that file to steer your pedestrian accident case toward a settlement versus a trial.
Our Investigative Team Will Collect and Organize Your Evidence
The case file we build for you is an important part of your case since it will tell the story of your accident and provide proof of its cause and its resulting effects. Evidence that proves the accident’s cause and your right to recover damages include:
- Your accident report
- Witness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- Accident scene photos
- Your medical records
Your case file will also include a section that proves the costs you have or will incur while recovering from the accident. It can include your medical bills, medication lists, written prognosis, employment records, and photos of your injuries. Leave it to us. We will collect all the documents required to substantiate your case.
Why You Should Trust Your Pedestrian Accident Case to Our Law Firm
Building a pedestrian accident case is a complex legal undertaking. Our familiarity with state and local law means we understand the steps involved in building your case and negotiating a settlement.
When you become a Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC client, we will:
- Investigate your accident
- Assess your damages
- Obtain and submit paperwork
- Handle all communication
- Answer your questions and concerns
- Provide ongoing updates on your case
We also handle the process of reaching an agreeable settlement. If one cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to represent you in court. We never stop fighting for the financial recovery you are entitled to receive.
Our client-friendly fee structure means we accept your case on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will pay nothing out of your own pocket. We even cover all the expenses required to build your case and only recover compensation after winning it for you.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries Can Change Your Physical Appearance and Abilities
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, pedestrian accidents led to 104,000 emergency room visits and 7,000 fatalities. Their most commonly reported causes include alcohol intoxication and speeding.
The most commonly reported injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Whiplash and concussion
- Bruises and lacerations
- Broken and fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
Treatment times and costs will vary greatly depending on the extent of your injuries and your treatment protocol. The costs of treating your injuries are recoverable, and our law firm will help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for the results of their negligence.
Contact Us for Help With Your Pedestrian Accident Case
If you suffered injuries after being hit by a car, our pedestrian accident lawyer will help you fight for financial compensation. We will build your case at no upfront cost to you and negotiate with the at-fault driver and their insurer.
Find out how hard we go to bat for you by contacting one of our Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC case review team members today.