Pedestrian accidents are some of the most complicated and hard-fought injury claims. Drivers never want to admit that they were so reckless or negligent that they hit and seriously injured someone. The auto insurance companies who cover those drivers also do not want to have to provide the money to pay for their damages and losses.
If you were hit by a negligent driver while you were walking down the street in Myrtle Beach, then please let our pedestrian accident lawyers of Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC know. We can help you understand your legal options and make the most of them. The driver who hit you could owe you significant compensation. Let’s make sure you get every penny of it.
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Injuries Suffered in Pedestrian Accidents
The average pedestrian accident results in catastrophic injuries for the pedestrian. The force of impact between a vehicle and a person on their feet is just too great to not be devastating.
Pedestrian accident injuries often include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Permanent scarring
- Multiple broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
Treating catastrophic injuries is an arduous process. Medical experts will likely need to use a large variety of different treatment methods while the patient is hospitalized. When everything is considered, it can be incredibly expensive to medically care for someone who was hit by a car.
Fighting for Full Compensation
You deserve every dollar of compensation owed to you by the driver who hit you. Asking for it is likely not enough. You will have to challenge them with a claim and potentially prepare for a lawsuit that goes to court.
Get our lawyers on your side today and let us calculate your damages. We can consider past and future losses so that your case demands the full, correct amount.
Compensation owed to you can include:
- Medical treatment costs
- Lost or missing wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- And more
By the time your damages are tabulated, you might be owed tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. No matter the amount, we are ready to fight for it.
Pedestrian Right-of-Way Issues
Do pedestrians always have the right-of-way? You might have heard that they do, but this is not always true. Pedestrians have to share the road responsibly and yield the right-of-way when possible, just like drivers do.
If you were hit by a car when you did not have the right-of-way, then it could hurt the validity of your claim. For example, if you were jaywalking or crossing against a crosswalk’s instructions when you were hit, then you might have a more difficult time being removed from all liability. In California, the lesser your liability, the greater your potential award, so keeping your liability down is important.
Call our Full-Service Law Firm Today
Joye, Nappier, Risher, & Hardin LLC and our pedestrian accident attorneys in Myrtle Beach are standing by to assist you however we can. We want to make sure you are comfortable with how your case progresses, so we make a point to keep you informed. For major decisions, we can loop you in, too, or you can trust our experienced team to make them if you would rather stay focused on other parts of your life. Either way, we are dedicated to getting you the best case result possible.
Request your free, confidential case evaluation today with our pedestrian accident lawyers in Myrtle Beach.
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