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Choosing a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
A common question we get from injured pedestrians is, “Why should I select your firm?” The first thing you’re going to notice with our firm is that you’re actually talking to your lawyer and not a paralegal or intake specialist. There are a lot of law firms where that’s not the given, believe it or not. The way to evaluate the who the best personal injury law firm to handle your pedestrian injury claim is by knowing that your lawyer cares about you, they’re willing to sit down and meet with you personally, they have experience in the courtroom, have been doing this for a long time, and are committed to getting the best value out of your claim. That’s our law firm.
We are a law firm with a name that’s been in the community for decades. Every single one of our clients has a personal relationship with their lawyer and they’re not passed off to some case manager. The lawyer is making the decisions to get the case prosecuted, and the same lawyer that you hire and you sit down with today is going to be the same lawyer that’s sitting next to you in the courtroom if we have to go to trial. We litigate our cases, and we get your claim prosecuted as fully and completely as it requires.
Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims
The biggest difference between a pedestrian accident and a car accident is the severity of injury that we typically see when a pedestrian is injured. Another big difference is, sadly, it’s not uncommon to see the motor vehicle actually drive away and not even bother to let anyone know that someone’s been injured. The two types of accidents are similar with respect to the fact that the injured person has to get medical treatment and has to get it quickly, not just from a legal recovery standpoint, but from a medical recovery standpoint. We want our clients to heal. We want them to make the absolute best recovery that they can. It’s important that our clients actually follow the advice and the recommendations from the doctor. It’s also important that you hire an attorney who has experience representing injured pedestrians.
Pedestrian Accident Insurance Negotiations
One of the biggest mistake that clients make after they’ve been injured as pedestrians is giving statements to the insurance company of the negligent motorist that caused their injury. It is absolutely critical that anybody who’s been injured as a pedestrian never speak to the insurance company for the at-fault motorist unless they have consulted with a lawyer and hired our firm to help them with that. We’re typically not going to facilitate that type of a conversation because there’s usually no need to. We’re going to prove our case on our timeline.
There’s no arbitrary time limit to put your claim together. Sometimes insurance company adjusters call up the injured claimant, and they’ll say, “I have to get a statement from you,” or “I’m going to close my claim in five days.” The suggestion is that once the claim is closed, they’ll never be able to make a claim for their injuries, so they feel compelled and they say, “Okay, well, I guess I have to give you a statement and tell you what happened.” It’s unfortunate that some of us fall into that trap because that’s usually the opportunity for the insurance company adjuster to twist the facts and get the injured pedestrian to say things that are going to be bad for their recovery. We don’t need to do that.
We’re always going to be prepared to prove our claim in the form that we choose. Ultimately, that could be a courtroom and everybody is going to be held to the same standard as far as giving testimony under oath, not based on if they felt hurried and they had to speak to an insurance company adjuster on some fictional idea that the claim is going to be closed. Under no circumstances should any pedestrian injury claimant ever give a statement to the insurance company. Call our firm first.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking in Florida and have questions about pedestrian accidents? Act quickly and start your pedestrian accident claim before it’s too late!
Contact our dedicated Tampa Bay pedestrian accident lawyers at Perenich Law Injury Attorneys today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.
Let our experience work for you.