Being hit by a car while walking can have severe consequences, including catastrophic injuries and even death. But you can take charge of your future immediately after a wreck to secure legal help from White Law, PLLC while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Our Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys stand ready to help you after you’ve been struck by a car. We will handle all aspects of your legal claim, from filing your claim to representing you in court if necessary. Let us calculate your losses to build a claim that addresses your financial needs.
Can You Claim Compensation for a Michigan Pedestrian Accident?
According to the Michigan State Police, there were over 1,700 pedestrian accidents in Michigan in 2021. Unfortunately, these accidents led to many injuries and over 180 fatalities. In many cases, you can file a claim for compensation to cover your losses.
Our personal injury attorneys can assess your situation to determine if you can file a claim. Generally, they look to see if another individual’s negligence caused your accident. They investigate to see if:
An Individual Owed You a Duty of Care
Duty of care matters in Michigan pedestrian accident claims. Everyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle has a duty of care to follow the laws, which means yielding to pedestrians and driving at a reasonable speed.
An Individual Violated Their Duty of Care
Some drivers ignore their duty of care in Michigan. They may speed, ignore stop signs or crosswalks, or get behind the wheel while impaired by alcohol. All these actions can increase the risk to pedestrians.
An Individual Directly Caused Your Accident
Finally, your lawyer needs to show that someone took an action that led directly to your accident, injuries, and losses. Pedestrian accident lawyers often investigate the causes of an accident by:
- Speaking with eyewitnesses
- Going over the police report
- Looking for photo or video evidence
- Working with pedestrian accident experts
Our team has the resources and experience to investigate your claim. Allow us to start the process with a free consultation.
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What Compensation Can You Receive After a Pedestrian Accident?
Pedestrians struck by vehicles in Michigan may experience severe injuries and other losses. Our Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys can step in to help you secure compensation to cover your:
- Immediate healthcare expenses
- Medical tests and procedures
- Medication and physical therapy
- Lost wages at work
- Diminished earning potential
In addition, some pedestrians receive non-economic compensation following an accident. This form of compensation covers your pain and suffering or mental anguish after an accident.
How Much Money Can You Get From Getting Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian?
The total compensation you receive after a pedestrian accident in Michigan depends upon the severity of your injuries and the extent of your losses. Your lawyer can review your situation to help you estimate the damages for your case.
Can You Secure Compensation if You Lose a Loved One in a Pedestrian Accident?
Our personal injury attorneys could step in to provide compassionate care if you lost a family member. In addition, our team can discuss your options for filing a wrongful death claim while addressing your family’s emotional needs.
Depending on your situation, you may receive funds to cover your loved one’s medical and funeral expenses.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Michigan, call (517) 316-1195
What Services Do Michigan Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Offer?
Your Michigan pedestrian accident lawyer provides personalized services based on your needs. Therefore, not every client receives the same assistance from our legal team. Depending on your needs, we may:
- Establish liability for your pedestrian accident
- Track all the losses associated with your collision
- Take care of talking with insurance agents
- Work to resolve your claim
We use our resources, experience, and cutting-edge technology to handle claims for our customers. We quickly adopt technological advances that make it easier for us to stay in contact with you and build your claim.
Depending on your situation, we may focus on:
Settling Your Claim
You may decide to settle your claim with an insurance company after a pedestrian collision. Settling lets you secure funds to cover your losses while staying out of the court system in Michigan. We negotiate on your behalf and look over all settlement offers.
Filing a Lawsuit
You may also consider filing a lawsuit with help from your lawyers. Filing a lawsuit against a Michigan driver gives you a chance to go after the individual who caused your accident in court when settlement negotiations stall.
Can a Driver Make a Claim Against a Pedestrian?
In many cases, drivers cause pedestrian accidents in Michigan. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) point out that pedestrians can contribute to the causes of these accidents.
For example, sometimes, pedestrians go for a walk along the road after drinking alcohol. Impairment plays a role in almost half of all fatal pedestrian accidents around the country.
Therefore, drivers may try to blame a collision on a pedestrian. In this situation, a personal injury attorney can step in to protect you from these claims.
How Long Can You Wait to File a Pedestrian Accident Claim?
Generally, you only have three years to file an insurance claim after a pedestrian accident in Michigan. The statute of limitations expires after this period, limiting your options to seek compensation.
Fortunately, you can contact a pedestrian accident attorney for help immediately after your collision. In fact, you can reach out to us from the scene of your accident.
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You can start working on your legal claim today with the Michigan pedestrian accident lawyers at White Law PLLC. We go over the facts of your case and stay in communication with you as we work to bring you compensation.
Learn more about how we help people after pedestrian collisions by calling or filling out our online contact form.