Hit By A Car While Walking?
Many pedestrians are seriously injured by drivers who do not see them in an intersection or crosswalk. Other adults and children are struck by cars and trucks as they walk or run on roads and streets.
In many cases, victims of these accidents are entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, wrongful death or other damages.
At Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law, our pedestrian accident attorneys help victims and their families obtain maximum compensation for their injuries and losses. We can help you if you or someone you love was hit by a car.
Experienced Trial Lawyers Who Get Results
We are experienced trial lawyers who understand how insurance companies work and who know how to navigate the courts to get results for our clients. We have litigated countless Virginia personal injury cases that started with driver negligence, including cases involving:
- Passenger vehicles, trucks and commercial vehicles
- Pedestrians who were thrown on the hood of a car or run over
- Broken bones, joint injuries and soft tissue damage
- Catastrophic injuries resulting in paralysis, loss of limbs and loss of function
- Wrongful death
- Hit-and-run accidents
What If The Accident Was A Hit-And-Run?
It is difficult to understand how a driver can be callous enough to strike and injure another person and then flee the scene of the accident. However, hit-and-run accidents do occur commonly in Roanoke, Blacksburg and elsewhere throughout Southwest Virginia.
In many of these cases, law enforcement can track down the driver who was responsible. Even when a driver is not apprehended, our firm will pursue multiple possibilities for recovering compensation and taking care of medical needs.
Does It Matter If The Accident Was Not At A Crosswalk?
As a pedestrian, you need to be sure you are crossing the street at a crosswalk whenever possible. If the accident took place while you were crossing the street outside of a crossing-designated area, it can impact your ability to file a claim against the driver who hit you. However, if the driver saw you crossing and still tried to go around you, or did not take necessary precautions around you, you may still be able to file a claim against them.
What Is My Claim Worth?
When you have a claim against a driver, it is important to know what you should receive in your lawsuit. Fair compensation for your injuries should include damages for economic, noneconomic and punitive damages, as appropriate. Our goal as your legal representation is to maximize the compensation you receive in your claim. We can help you seek a settlement that includes these costs, such as lost income, current and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Do You Need A Lawyer If The Liable Driver Was Cited?
Even if the driver who struck you was cited for their actions at the accident, you will still likely need to have a lawyer help build your case, especially if there were no other witnesses. We can help you gather evidence at the scene of the crash, consult with expert witnesses to help establish liability, gather medical evidence of your injuries and your treatment, and negotiate with insurance companies to maximize the compensation you receive. We stop at nothing to help you earn the ideal outcome in your case.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law, offers a free consultation to all injury victims and their families. We will be happy to answer your questions, and help you understand your legal rights. Contact us.
Because if you’re injured, we care!
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