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Washington County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
Have you been injured in a pedestrian accident in Washington County? Being injured in an accident can really change your life— and often not for the best. When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you deserve to see compensation for your injuries and related damages. Our Washington County pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Contact our attorneys today for a free initial consultation in which we can go over the details of your pedestrian accident case. We will walk you through what steps you need to take to get a compensation award that is full and fair. Do not hesitate to get in contact with our office as soon as possible.
What to Do After Being Involved in a Pedestrian Accident in Washington County
There are many different modes of transportation on the road. On any given day, you can encounter bikes, trucks, buses, cars, and pedestrians, just to name a few. The risk of an accident looms over all these modes of transportation, but an accident involving a pedestrian can be catastrophic. The rules of the road are designed to protect everyone; when someone is negligent, that negligence can create liability disputes. If you have been injured by a driver of a vehicle while you were a pedestrian, you can be compensated for your damages and injuries. When you seek compensation, you are telling the liable party’s insurance company that you need compensation for two primary things:
- Past and future medical bills, and
- Past and future lost wages
Those are considered your economic damages because you can clearly account for how much money you paid in medical bills or calculate how much money you lost in earnings.
When you are harmed in a pedestrian accident, odds are your injuries are severe. Being a pedestrian leaves you vulnerable to the impact of a vehicle. If a car hits you, you have no protection from anything and your body takes the full force of the impact. We often see injuries including:
- Head, neck and back injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Internal organ damage, etc.
Seeking emergency medical care for these accidents is essential.
How Compensation Works for Pedestrian Accidents in Wisconsin
Wisconsin law states that you can receive compensation even if you are partially at fault for causing the accident that you were injured in. These shared fault laws dictate how much compensation you can receive in relation to how much you are to blame for your accident. During insurance negotiations, the parties involved will determine the role that you played in causing your accident. You will receive a compensation award that reflects the fault you had.
Something to understand about shared fault is that the only way to be compensated in full is to be able to prove that the other party was completely at fault for causing the accident. The laws state that:
- You can receive full compensation if you are not found at fault
- You can receive a reduced compensation if you are fault partially at fault
If you did nothing wrong while you were walking and were following all the rules of the road but got hit by someone being careless, then your fault will likely not affect your compensation award.
However, let’s say you were walking down the road and came to a corner with traffic lights. You checked diligently to see if either side of traffic was clear. You see that the light is green, but you go anyway. Then a car that comes zipping around a corner speeding doesn’t stop in time and hits you. In that case, you may be partially at fault for the accident in the eyes of the insurance company.
For a case such as that, you might be deemed 20 percent at fault for your accident. If you were awarded $100,000 in damages, that award would be reduced to $80,000 to account for the part you had in causing your injuries.
Please Call Our Washington County Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Today
Getting seriously injured in a pedestrian accident can cause many problems in your life, and it is important that you get compensation that will alleviate that burden. Our Washington County pedestrian accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation that you need and deserve, and we will work tirelessly to do so.
You shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s carelessness. Please give our office a call today to get a free initial consultation.