Pedestrians who are injured by negligent drivers often lose out on fair compensation. The pedestrian accident lawyers at The Law Offices of Daniel Kim fight to make sure our clients get the compensation they deserve. If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while at a pedestrian crossing or sidewalk, you are eligible to file a personal injury case. To get back what’s rightfully yours, our pedestrian accident attorneys are here to fight for you throughout your personal injury case. Call the Law Offices of Daniel Kim today to talk with a pedestrian injury lawyer and schedule your free consultation.
WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU’VE BEEN INJURED IN A PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT
The claims process starts as soon as an accident occurs. If you are well enough, it’s important to remember three key things for your pedestrian injury case:
- Never admit fault
- Always get a police report
- Take down the contact information of any witnesses
AFTER YOU GET HOME, YOU’LL NEED TO TAKE SOME MORE STEPS TO PROTECT YOURSELF:
1. SEE THE DOCTOR
Being struck by a vehicle while walking can cause serious medical problems like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and broken bones. Even if you don’t have obvious symptoms, you need to go to the hospital as soon as possible. Seeing the doctor will keep you alive and help strengthen your claim.
2. DOCUMENT THE DAMAGE
Take detailed notes about your experience, your injuries, and your medical care. Keep all the receipts and correspondence from your interactions with doctors, insurance companies, and others. Take many photographs of your injuries and the damage to your bike
3. STAY QUIET
An adjuster from the driver’s insurance company will probably call you and ask for a statement. Get their name and phone number but do not speak about the accident or agree to sign any documents. These people are not your friend — they are searching for any way to reduce the compensation they’ll have to pay you.
4. CALL A LAWYER
To insurance companies, unrepresented victims are easy targets. They’ll do anything they can to undercompensate you for your injuries. The bicycle accident attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel Kim are specifically trained to deal with insurance companies and ensure you get as much financial compensation as possible for the suffering you’ve been through.
At the Law Offices of Daniel Kim, our goal is to help all individuals who have suffered from a personal injury. Whether you’ve gotten in an accident while driving, walking, or even while cycling, our California bicycle accident attorneys are ready to fight for you. Contact our team to talk to a bicycle accident lawyer today and schedule your free consultation. REQUEST A FREE CONSULTATION