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Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrians who have been hit by a vehicle want to know how to tell if a lawyer is the right lawyer for them. That’s a great question. It’s the same as how you know if this doctor is the right doctor for you. If my foot hurts, I’m not going to go to the heart doctor. If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian incident where you’ve been hit by a vehicle, who’s the right type of lawyer for you? First, you want a personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys will understand that kind of claim and they will be able to represent you the right way. What is really important is that you get a personal injury attorney who’s a trial attorney because a trial attorney is going to focus on collecting the evidence from the get-go with an eye on trial. What if one day we have to present this evidence to a judge and a jury? How do we present that the best way? The trial attorney is going to focus on that with the end in mind. We offer free consultation, so I definitely invite you to give us a call today to find out if you have a case.
Pedestrian Accident Case Value
Often when I talk to clients who’ve been involved in pedestrian-type accidents, maybe they got hit by a car while they were crossing the street, they wonder what the value of their claim is. What’s my case worth? That’s different for everybody. It’s a great question, but it is different for everybody. It’s unique to that individual. Sometimes the injuries can be significant, severe. Sometimes the injuries might be minor. What your case is worth is going to partially depend on your injuries. Not only that, but what other damages do you have? For example, physical impairments or loss of joys, what makes your life worth living? That is a damage that you’re entitled to here in Texas that is important for the trial attorney, like myself, to know so that we can start to collect evidence of that lost joy.
I had a client recently who was really big into karate. It was a lifelong passion of his. It was something that he did with his youngest son. That was their bonding time. After the car crash, my client wasn’t able to do karate anymore. He lost that time with his son doing karate. His son was seven at the time of the crash. He’s a little over ten now. That’s time that my client will never get back. That’s quality father/son bonding time that was taken from him through no fault of his own. Fortunately, we were able to get the insurance company to see the value of that and compensate him appropriately and fairly. Everybody’s case is different. That’s why it’s important to get with a personal injury trial attorney who can talk to you, find out those different things about your life that really make life worth living so that we can then go and maximize the recovery so that you’re compensated for that time that’s been taken from you.
Pedestrian Accident Case Timeline
It’s different for everybody. It really comes down to two major things. The first is how bad your injuries are and how long it is going to take for you to heal. Your injuries might be more significant, requiring more treatment, which is going to prolong your case for a little while. The other one is, is the insurance company going to do the right thing? When we present the settlement demand to the insurance company, are they going to do the right thing and compensate you appropriately or are they going to try to lowball you? Are they going to try to delay it and drag it out or even try to blame you for it? That’s really one of the keys when you’re hiring an attorney, to make sure you hire a personal injury trial attorney, so that you have someone on your side who is gathering the evidence from the get-go with an eye on trial, just in case the insurance company decides not to do the right thing.
Pedestrian Accident Attorney Fees
When I’m talking to people who’ve been involved in pedestrian accidents, they’re worried about how they are going to pay for this. The medical bills are piling up. They’ve missed work. The rent is due. The bills are due. How are they going to pay for a lawyer? The good news is that we work on what’s called a contingency fee. That means no money comes out of your pocket, there is no retainer fee, no down payment for us to work on your case. We’re compensated on a percentage of the insurance settlement at the end. We’re in this same boat together. I work for you for no money out of your pocket. The good news is that you can hire a lawyer, have somebody on your side, on your team, that’s going to help guide you, direct you, and fight for you so that you don’t have to worry about doing any of that. It’s not going to cost you a penny out of your pocket up front.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in Texas and have questions about the nitty gritty of your pedestrian accident case? Contact our experienced Texas Pedestrian Accident Lawyers today for a free legal consultation and case evaluation.
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