Why Injured Pedestrians Need Legal Representation

Why Do Injured Pedestrians Need Legal Representation?

Cranston & Edwards PLLC Protects Your Rights

At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Shockingly, 17 pedestrians are killed and more than 200 pedestrians are injured every day in motor vehicle accidents in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you or a family member were seriously injured as a pedestrian, you might believe the case will be straightforward. Unfortunately, this is rarely true.

Securing legal representation is the best way to protect your rights. Trust your personal injury case to Cranston & Edwards PLLC. We can:

  • Negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf.
  • Help clarify who was at-fault.
  • Gather existing evidence and uncover new evidence to support your case.
  • Act quickly to locate witnesses.
  • Act on your behalf to obtain police reports, surveillance footage, and other materials to assist with your claim.
  • Represent your interests in a court of law.
  • Handle everything for you so you can focus on your recovery.

You are assured we represent YOUR interests.

Pedestrian Injuries Are Often More Severe

Even if the accident was clearly the driver’s fault, few pedestrians get the compensation they desperately need and are entitled to receive. The reason for this is often due to the sheer degree of bodily injury suffered. Pedestrian accident victims are frequently left utterly incapacitated and unable to focus on anything but recovering from their injuries or fighting for their lives. Pedestrian victims commonly endure severe and catastrophic bodily harm such as multiple broken bones and deep lacerations, amputations, debilitating brain, nervous system and organ damage, extreme head trauma, blood loss, and other injuries that can be absolutely devastating. Many are simply too injured to focus on legal matters.

Difficulty Recovering Fair and Adequate Compensation

The cost of covering many years or a lifetime of specialized medical care can easily reach millions of dollars. Insurance companies may reach out to you to make an offer, which may sound extremely generous; however, the likelihood is slim that this offer will represent a fair settlement. Contact us and let us know what is being offered. We can provide an honest analysis and let you know if the settlement offer is fair based on the specific circumstances of your case. If it is not, you may be eligible to file a claim, challenge this amount, and pursue full – and fair – compensation.

Were You a Minor or Disabled at the Time of the Accident?

Due to the extremely serious nature of the injuries suffered by many pedestrians involved in vehicle accidents, the standard time remaining to file a claim may have already run out or be very near eclipsing by the time sufficient recovery has occurred to contact an attorney. Injured minor and disabled victims may poke around a bit, receive inaccurate information, and believe it is too late for them to seek justice. While the statute of limitation to file an initial claim for personal injury in West Virginia is set at two years, exceptions do exist in some cases, including age and disability.

If you were a minor (under age 18) when you sustained the injuries in question, the countdown on the statute of limitations does not begin until you reach the age of 18. If you were disabled at the time of the accident (or became disabled as a result of the injuries you suffered in the accident), it may be possible to secure an extension. You should not depend on this possibility, as there are no guarantees. Each claim is unique. If either of these situations applies to you, contact our law firm immediately for a complimentary case review.

Do You Truly Know the Extent of Your Injuries?

Time has a way of getting away from us. After recovering from serious injuries, it is normal to want to put the past behind us and move on. Life may take on new meaning as we embrace everything we missed out on during our recovery. It is easy to tell ourselves we’ll make the call to seek justice another day. Then, we realize we waited too long. Don’t let this happen to you.

The earlier you call, the sooner we can start working on your claim – and the more likely we will be able to secure the rightful compensation you deserve. Unfortunately, if you wait too long there will be nothing that we, or any other law firm, will be able to do to help you. Please keep in mind that the true extent of injuries suffered in auto vehicle crashes, especially pedestrian crashes, may not become apparent for some time.

No matter how busy you are, you can fit a free case consultation into your schedule. We are acutely aware of how busy our clients are and we respect your time.

Secure the Best Legal Representation for Your Personal Injury Claim

If you were seriously injured in a pedestrian/vehicle accident, it is important to obtain the best and most appropriate legal representation for your claim. At Cranston & Edwards, we are a specialized law firm focusing solely on protecting the rights of those who have suffered serious personal injuries, as well as those who have lost a loved one, as a result of the recklessness and negligence of at-fault parties.

Contact Our Morgantown Personal Injury Lawyers

No Fee Unless We Win Your Case

If you are unable to come in to our office, our attorneys will come directly to your home or hospital bed. We offer a free case evaluation to help determine if you are entitled to pursue damages for your injuries, or the loss of your family member, as a result of the pedestrian traffic crash. Let us help you get the compensation you need to get on the road to recovery. There is never a fee unless we win a financial settlement or judgement for you. Do not delay. It is important to contact Cranston & Edwards PLLC as soon as you are able. Call today: (304) 296-3500.

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