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Pedestrian Accidents

The Rights of Pedestrians

Higuera Law Offices has represented many plaintiffs in pedestrian accidents who have been seriously injured, for example, Higuera Law obtained a settlement in the amount of $8,000,0000 on behalf of a man who suffered catastrophic injuries while crossing the street as a pedestrian. 

Higuera Law Offices has exceptional experience representing pedestrian accident victims that suffer due to drivers’ negligence.

Representing Pedestrian Accident Victims

Higuera Law Offices has exceptional experience representing pedestrian accident victims that suffer due to drivers’ negligence.

If you were a pedestrian that was injured in an accident because of a driver’s intentional or careless actions, you might be entitled to compensation for your losses and injuries. Losses include any wages you could not earn and receive while you recover from your injuries. Generally, there are two options after being the victim of a pedestrian accident.

  1. File a claim against the driver’s insurance company.
  2. File a personal injury lawsuit in civil court.

If the driver had insurance at the time the accident occurred, you can file a claim against their insurance company; however, negotiating and settling the claim will be frustrating and time-consuming. Without assistance from a lawyer, coupled with insurance companies trying to settle claims for the smallest amount possible, you could easily leave copious amounts of money on the table.

Pedestrian accidents are usually devastating injuries, which is why filing a personal injury lawsuit is usually the best way to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Managing Medical Bills After a Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian accidents may cause serious injuries, requiring immediate medical treatment. Unfortunately, the cost of these necessary treatments may be financially overwhelming and a burden, even if you have health insurance. Even though a driver that hits you is financially responsible if they are at fault, you may need to pay for your medical expenses until your personal injury claim or lawsuit is resolved.

Generally, there are four options for paying for medical bills after an accident: auto insurance coverage, health insurance, medical liens or out-of-pocket. However, it is important to note that if you are the victim of an accident, health insurance companies will most likely only cover a portion of treatment.

Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Timelines

To avoid the statute of limitations expiring, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Once you file, the time it takes to resolve your case depends on the complexity surrounding the legal issues.

If you suffer serious injuries, insurance companies may be eager to settle your case before going to court out of concern that a judge or jury will award greater damages. Our team will help evaluate any settlement offers you may receive. If your case goes to trial, it can often take several months or years before a resolution is reachable.  

How Higuera Law Offices Can Help

Working with a supportive, responsive legal team gives you the best chances of winning your pedestrian accident lawsuit or claim. Higuera Law Offices will work to gather any necessary evidence for your case, handle any insurance claim negotiations or address any settlements via the legal system.

Complimentary Case Evaluation

Don’t sell yourself short on the necessary medical expenses and fees you incur or the physical and mental anguish you endure from being a victim of a tragedy. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a pedestrian accident, contact Higuera Law Offices for a complimentary case evaluation.

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