Will The Insurance Company Take Care of Me?
Do I Need A Pedestrian Accident Attorney?
Often people believe they can handle their pedestrian accident without hiring a pedestrian accident attorney. However, dealing with insurance companies can be tricky. The adjusters go through a great deal of training to show you compassion and obtain the information that the insurance company needs without giving you the information you need to resolve your claim.
Remember the insurance company’s number one goal is to pay out as little as possible. So, they always look for ways to reduce or deny your claim completely. It is not recommended that you attempt to resolve your pedestrian accident without an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you navigate through the complicated maze of negligence law.
An experienced pedestrian lawyer will lockdown necessary evidence immediately after the pedestrian accident. Many times there is a need for a accident reconstruction. Some evidence is destroyed as time goes on. Once evidence is destroyed there is no way to recreate without great expense. Sometimes, for example, videos from nearby store cameras will be erased. Capturing the evidence can be critical to proving details of the accident which the pedestrian may not remember due to the seriousness of the injuries.
Equally as important is obtaining all insurance coverages that are available. We have seen several people sign documents with the at-fault insurance company without checking for all coverages which may be available. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney will know how to locate other insurance coverages that may be available to you.
It is always recommended that you speak with a pedestrian accident attorney in Georgia to make sure you are not doing anything that can harm your claim.
Let’s look at how this can play out. Bob is walking across the street in the crosswalk. A car approaches and does not stop, striking Bob. The car appeared to be going rather fast according to witnesses who saw the accident. Bob goes to the hospital and is treated. His injuries are going to be ongoing and will need to have several surgeries for the ability to walk properly again. He will be in great pain for much of his life. The insurance company for the driver contacts Bob and offers to pay for the one upcoming surgery, the hospital bill to date and $15,000 for any problems he may suffer. Bob thinks that sounds fair. Fortunately, Bob’s wife is a lawyer but she doesn’t practice civil law so she refers her husband to an experienced accident attorney. Bob learns that the cost of his upcoming surgeries will vastly exceed $15,000 and the physical therapy alone may run into the thousands.
It’s always safer to contact an experienced lawyer to learn your options. Ty can review your situation for free. As a pedestrian, you have rights. There is no requirement that you settle with the insurance company for their first offer, or that you settle at all. The driver has someone fighting on their side; let Ty fight for you.
Contact an Experienced Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Today
As an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Savannah, GA and the surrounding areas, Ty Wilson understands the negative effects a pedestrian accident can have on you and your family and the financial devastation which may result if not addressed properly and in a timely manner. At Ty Wilson Law, we will do everything we can to make sure your needs are addressed quickly and effectively.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a pedestrian accident, or if you are a loved one of someone who has been killed in a Georgia pedestrian accident, contact us today to set up a free consultation to discuss your legal options specifically tailored to you and your needs.