Charleston Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
Pedestrian knockdowns often involve drunk drivers or drivers who fail to see pedestrians along the side of the road or at intersections. Especially in cases involving joggers and young children playing in neighborhoods, car drivers often allege a pedestrian "came out of no where," shifting blame onto the injury victim.
At The Bell Law Firm, PLLC, we work closely with accident investigators in measuring skid marks, analyzing the damage to a vehicle, and reconstructing what happened. By measuring skid marks we can tell if a car was speeding, what direction it was headed in, and when a driver first applied his or her brakes.
Analyzing damage to a vehicle, whether to the front end, driver’s side, or elsewhere, indicates whether or not a driver should have seen a pedestrian. We have the knowledge and tools needed to hold negligent drivers financially accountable for injuries they cause to pedestrians.
If you’ve been seriously injured by a motorist while walking your dog, jogging, or crossing a street, contact the pedestrian accident lawyers at The Bell Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
Injuries and Pedestrian Knockdowns
Our personal injury attorneys consult medical doctors, economists, and life care planners in recover compensation for clients suffering from the following due to a pedestrian accident:
- Crushed vertebrae
- Broken ribs
- Severe lacerations
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Paraplegia / quadriplegia
Recovering Financially from a Pedestrian Accident
The injuries in a pedestrian knockdown are almost always serious. In preparation of our client’s case, we work with medical economists and life care planners in order to accurately determine the financial impact of our client’s injuries. We consider costs associated with hospitalization, surgery, physical therapy, medical equipment, and lost wages.
If necessary, we create a day-in-the-life video in order to demonstrate to jurors how our client’s injuries have impacted their life, their ability to work, and their family. We make sure jurors understand why we are asking for damages and compensation and why it’s important to offset what our client has lost through his or her injuries.
When Children are Involved
Pedestrian accidents involving children can create the need for long-term medical care.
As a result, parents may want to consider a structured settlement or creating a special needs trust with any proceeds from an award or settlement involving their child.
Our attorneys can help direct parents interested in creating a special needs trust for their child, explaining the tax benefits and financial issues involved.
Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Today
At the Bell Law Firm, we have many years of experience helping injury victims and their families obtain the justice they deserve.
Your initial case review is free and there are no upfront costs for our lawyers to handle your claim.
To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, call us today at 304-345-1700.