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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Washington

Providing Aggressive Legal Representation to Help Victims Recover Fair Compensation for Their Injuries

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are all too common in Washington state. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, pedestrian accidents are rising.

Drivers often fail to exercise reasonable care when encountering pedestrians, and accidents occur.

Because pedestrians lack the basic protections as those riding in motor vehicles, they often suffer severe injuries that can leave them unable to work and support themselves.

Even if a pedestrian has been hit by a car traveling at slower speeds, they may be forced to pay unforeseen medical expenses that quickly become challenging to pay. In other instances, pedestrian accidents caused by negligent drivers may also result in wrongful death.

If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries in an accident, you need an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who will fight to help you recover maximum compensation.

Contact Buckley and Associates to learn more about how we can file a pedestrian accident claim on your behalf to help you recover lost income, medical expenses, and pain and suffering damages.

Why Do Most Pedestrian Accidents Occur in Washington State?

Accidents involving vehicles and pedestrians may occur for various reasons. However, in most instances, pedestrian accidents are typically the result of negligent drivers not paying attention to their surroundings.

Some of the most common factors cited in pedestrian accident reports include:

  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Speeding or reckless driving
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks

However, distracted driving is a leading factor in pedestrian accidents and fatalities.

Common injuries often include:

  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Fractures
  • Internal injuries

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, remain on the accident scene and contact 911 to report the accident. Also, be sure to seek medical attention immediately to protect your well-being.

What Kind of Financial Compensation Can I Recover if I Have Been Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

Under Washington law, an injured pedestrian has the right to pursue compensation from a negligent driver. However, often, the legal process involved with filing personal injury claims can be daunting for accident victims.

Due to the complexities of Washington state personal injury law, pedestrian accident victims must hire an experienced lawyer who will help them recover damages for their out-of-pocket expenses and non-monetary losses.

Injured pedestrian accident victims may be able to recover damages that include:

  • Past and current medical bills
  • Lost income
  • Loss of earning potential

Non-monetary losses may be awarded to compensate pedestrian accident victims for intangible losses they have suffered due to injury and often include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional trauma
  • Permanent disfigurement and scarring

Any compensation for injured pedestrians that may be awarded will be based on the facts and circumstances associated with the case.

For more information about what compensation you may be entitled to recover, contact our Washington pedestrian accident lawyers to learn more information.

What are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer to Help Me File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

Injured pedestrians may be reluctant to hire a personal injury lawyer to help them file a claim. Many accident victims are unsure regarding the costs of hiring an attorney and initially choose to try to handle their pedestrian accident claims independently.

However, having a skilled Washington pedestrian accident lawyer on your side is crucial for injured victims seeking compensation.

A skilled pedestrian accident attorney can explain the confusing legal process associated with filing a claim. Often, in a pedestrian accident case, the insurance company will try to blame the victim for causing the accident to reduce the amount of compensation they may have to pay.

As a result, having a skilled attorney is essential for determining liability issues and establishing the driver’s negligence.

A well-trained lawyer can also gather evidence, review police and accident reports, and call on expert witnesses to build and strengthen a personal injury claim to help you recover maximum compensation.

Finally, an attorney can also help you file all insurance paperwork correctly and act as a liaison between you and the insurance company so you can focus on healing.

You can be assured that the insurance company will have legal representation to look for ways to undervalue or deny your claim.

Therefore, if you have suffered a serious injury due to a negligent driver, contact our Washington pedestrian accident lawyers so we may help you with your accident claim.

What Makes Your Washington State Law Firm the Right Choice for My Legal Needs?

Buckley and Associates has extensive experience handling pedestrian accident claims. Regardless of whether you have been injured in a parking lot or crossing the street, our legal team has in-depth knowledge of Washington pedestrian laws.

Our dedicated legal professionals will fight to protect your rights and help you recover damages after being injured in a pedestrian accident.

When we agree to take your case, we will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence that supports your personal injury claim.

Our personal injury attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company to ensure you receive financial compensation that adequately meets your needs.

Suppose the insurance company is unwilling to cooperate. In that case, our Washington injury lawyers are prepared to file a pedestrian accident lawsuit to prove the defendant’s negligence and help you receive the justice you deserve.

Finally, if you have tragically lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident, you must file a compensation claim before the statute of limitations expires.

For your convenience, our law group is fluent in several languages, including Spanish and Vietnamese, to serve our clients’ needs.

Contact our Washington state law office today by calling 206-558-8441 to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our knowledgeable injury lawyers to discuss your options.