Don’t Let Insurers Walk All Over You After Suffering A Pedestrian Accident
For pedestrians involved in accidents with cars, trucks and other vehicles, the effects can range from soft tissue injuries to permanent disabilities or death. And after an accident, you and your family will likely face some difficult decisions: treatment options, rehabilitation programs, paying for medical expenses, employment status, settlement offers, just to name a few.
At Fifer Law Office, our experienced, dedicated personal injury attorneys represent pedestrian accident victims and their families in pursuing compensation and helping them recuperate. With over 30 years’ experience, our compassionate, skilled lawyers understand what you’re going through and know how to navigate the legal system to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
Beware Of Insurers Bearing Quick Settlement Offers After An Accident
Since 1988, Fifer Law Office has been proud to act as guide and adviser for injury victims confronting difficult issues after suffering pedestrian accidents. Foremost among these are insurance companies that offer quick, insufficient settlement amounts to victims who are distraught. Our attorneys will handle these insurance companies for you, stand up for your rights and refuse anything less than a full and fair settlement for your injuries. If insurers refuse to pay you an adequate amount for your pain and suffering, we won’t hesitate to take them to trial.
In addition to helping you stand up to insurance companies, we can assist you in holding negligent drivers accountable. Although there are numerous possibilities for why your accident occurred, common reasons include:
- Distracted driving: In many cases, a driver was texting or talking on a cellphone.
- Illegal turns or running a red light: We can often determine if a driver failed to stop or made an illegal turn at an intersection by reviewing testimony and other evidence gathered at the scene of the incident.
- Impaired driving: If a driver was operating a vehicle while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol, he or she may be liable for civil as well as criminal penalties.
- Failure to exercise caution in a designated school zone or other area: If a driver injures a pedestrian in a school zone or in an area with designated crosswalks, he or she may be required to pay damages and face criminal penalties.
Experienced Counsel Protecting You After A Pedestrian Accident
Whether you suffered minor lacerations, a serious spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), we have the experience and knowledge to help you secure the medical and financial resources you need. It’s important to remain patient after an accident. Although it may seem wise to accept a settlement offer from the insurance company, it takes time to determine the full extent of your injuries. At Fifer Law Office, our personal injury lawyers will explain these issues, review your policy and the details of your case, and offer sound advice on how to proceed.
If you have been injured in an accident while riding your bicycle or crossing the street, contact us today by calling 812-949-2529 or sending us an email. With offices in New Albany and Jeffersonville, we are conveniently located to clients throughout Southern Indiana.