Three Questions About Pedestrian Accidents
After a pedestrian accident, you need to protect your rights to make sure the negligent party is held responsible and you receive the full compensation you deserve. This means do not talk to the other party’s insurance company and do everything you can at the scene of the crash to collect evidence and witness statements. Doing so will help build a strong, successful claim. Then, your lawyer can do the rest. Here are three questions about pedestrian accidents in Buffalo that will give you a better understanding of how these cases work.
How Long Do Injury Claims for Pedestrian Accidents Take?
There are several different factors that go into assessing how long it will take. Number one, what kind of injury did you suffer? Number two, what is the long-term prognosis for your recovery? Number three, what kind of insurance does he have and what kind of insurance does the negligent party have?
When we are dealing with an injury case, we are dealing with insurance companies. We expect them to negotiate in good faith to quickly resolve a case and settle it, but oftentimes insurance companies don’t negotiate in good faith and force us to go to trial.
Should I Give a Recorded Statement About My Pedestrian Accident?
We advise that you should not provide any written or recorded statement to the insurance company. Insurance companies have adjusters who are trained to illicit information that is beneficial to them. Anything that you say can and will be used against you later on in the case. Speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
How Do I Choose the Right Attorney for a Pedestrian Accident Case?
In the aftermath of a pedestrian accident, it is important that you hire an attorney who is comfortable in the courtroom, knows pedestrian cases through and through, and is not afraid to try the tough cases against the insurance companies.
If you’ve been hit by a car or truck in Buffalo or Western New York, please call our office to schedule a free consultation. We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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