Pedestrian accidents are most often caused by excessive speed or inattentive drivers.
Regardless of the reason for the collision, pedestrian accidents involving a car, truck or bus can cause catastrophic injuries.
Based on the severity of the injuries sustained by a victim in a pedestrian accident, insurance companies fight tooth and nail to contest liability and question medical treatment.
An experienced, qualified pedestrian accident lawyer is necessary for victims to receive just compensation in these cases.
* Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Foster Law Offices maintains the experience and aggressive advocacy necessary to ensure that the pedestrian accident victim's legal rights are enforced to the fullest extent of the law.
Our approach as an experienced pedestrian accident attorney often results in the injured party receiving the maximum settlement available under Washington law.
Despite the fact that pedestrians are not vehicle occupants, automobile insurance is responsible to compensate the injured victim in a pedestrian case in the same way insurance covers all other injured accident victims. In fact, a pedestrian's own motor vehicle insurance may cover the pedestrian in the event the pedestrian is struck by a vehicle driven by an uninsured driver or if the driver's insurance policy is insufficient to fully compensate the injured pedestrian. This coverage is available if the pedestrian maintains uninsured motorist coverage and the pedestrian's attorney is able to prove negligence on behalf of the negligent driver.
Swift and thorough investigation is important and necessary to preserve evidence and demonstrate driver liability in pedestrian accident cases.
To prove liability against the at-fault driver, we utilize police reports, investigators, and accident reconstruction experts to gather evidence from the accident scene, obtain statements from witnesses and to reconstruct accidents to determine liability.
* Compensation Issues
Foster Law Offices aggressively pursues all sources of compensation, including the negligent driver's or car owner's liability insurance and umbrella policies.
Other potential sources of compensation for the injured pedestrian accident victim may include their own uninsured motorist policy and/or umbrella policy, or that of a child's parents' insurance policies.
Through investigation, negotiation, or litigation, we force insurance companies to pay the maximum settlement available to the injured pedestrian. This allows the pedestrian to focus on their recovery rather than compounding the injury with the hassle of dealing with a hostile insurance company.
Although automobile insurance is required in Washington, insurance companies oftentimes attempt to attribute fault to the pedestrian in an automobile/pedestrian accident.
We often see cases where insurance companies attempt to assert liability against pedestrians who were hit while lawfully crossing the roadway at a designated crosswalk. Insurance companies use tactics such as "the pedestrian should have seen the car" to limit the pedestrian's recovery and boost their bottom line.
At Foster Law Offices, we aggressively counter any attempt by the insurance company to minimize a pedestrian's recovery. By utilizing top experts and strategic claim and litigation strategies, we hold the insurance companies accountable for the actions of their negligent driver clients.
* Skilled and Compassionate Representation
For caring and experienced representation, contact a Washington pedestrian accident attorney with the demonstrated ability to recover maximum compensation for your physical, medical, and emotional damages.