Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Our North Carolina attorneys help make things right
Nobody thinks they will be involved in a crash when they are simply out walking. But every year, there are car accidents that leave pedestrians seriously injured. If you were hurt by a negligent driver, you need an experienced lawyer on your side to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
At Brent Adams & Associates, our experienced attorneys fight for the rights of injured pedestrians. Our firm has been helping people hurt in crashes for decades. We understand the impact your injuries can have on your life. We help guide you through the legal process every step of the way and are determined to help you get maximum compensation.
Pedestrians are hit while crossing the streets, running on the side of the road, walking on the sidewalk or making their way across a parking lot. Because they have no protection when they are hit by a car or other motor vehicle, they are often left with seriously hurt. Common injuries include broken bones, soft tissue damage, and injuries to the head, neck and back.
Holding negligent drivers accountable
Why do drivers hit pedestrians? Often it’s because of negligence. The driver was texting, operating recklessly, speeding or was impaired by drugs or alcohol. Or the driver was simply not paying attention. When a driver was clearly negligent, recovering compensation for your injuries should be a straightforward process.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong because they don’t want to get into trouble or are worried about their insurance premiums going up. They may refuse to accept responsibility and even suggest that you were somehow to blame for what happened.
Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies. They have one goal, which is to pay you as little possible. There are different ways they go about it. They’ll question the seriousness of your injuries. They’ll seek access to your medical records to look for signs that you had already been dealing with similar injuries.
Another common tactic is the settlement offer. They’ll mention a dollar amount and promise quick payment. It may sound tempting as your medical bills are starting to add up. The problem is that their offer will fall far short of covering all of the damages you have suffered. And you only get one shot at compensation.
We can level the playing field
That’s why you need an experienced attorney to fight for you. Our motto is “we make things right.” That means we help you fight back against insurance company tactics. We build strong cases and demand fair compensation. Many times, we are able to negotiate a settlement that works for you.
We’re not afraid to go to court to get the right results for our clients. Insurance companies know that. It’s just one reason they hate us.
If you were injured in a North Carolina pedestrian accident, we encourage you to get legal advice as soon as possible to protect your rights. Under the law, you have three years from the date of the accident to take legal action. But as time goes by, evidence can be lost or even destroyed. The memories of witnesses can fade.