When a driver is inattentive to the presence of pedestrians, an accident can result, causing serious injury or death. While most pedestrians are aware of their vulnerability and and take every precaution, accidents do happen.
Pedestrian accidents can occur in any number of ways. Examples include a vehicle hitting someone crossing a road on foot, a car sideswiping a pedestrian, or a car bumping into a pedestrian in a parking lot. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents such as these account for approximately 70,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths annually.
Hiring a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a pedestrian accident in which the driver was at fault, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, just like a person injured in an accident involving motor vehicles.
At Crowson Law Group, our personal injury lawyers are well-versed in dealing with the nuances of pedestrian accidents and injuries. We will conduct an immediate investigation of the accident to understand the circumstances of the accident and the injuries you suffered. With offices in Anchorage and Wasilla, we proudly serve all of Alaska. We invite you to call or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Talk with An Attorney before You Talk to the Insurance Company
You may inadvertently negatively impact your claim if you talk with an insurance company before you talk with a lawyer. You should not allow an insurance company to take a recorded statement from you, have you sign any papers, or have you see their doctors before you talk with an attorney. Our lawyers are accustomed to dealing with insurance companies and know how to value your claim. We will make sure that you don’t settle for less than you deserve.
Let our experienced team of lawyers and staff maximize the value of your claim. We will gather evidence related to your pedestrian accident, construct a timeline of your accident, retrieve your medical records, and pose a real threat of a litigation. Unless you present a credible threat of litigation, the insurance company is unlikely to settle your claim fairly.
Timing is very important. Evidence about the accident can be easily lost, such as when witnesses move or can no longer be located. Lost evidence can affect the ability to pursue your claim. You should contact our attorneys as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident.
Free, Confidential Consultation with an Alaska Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured — or you have lost a loved one — please contact Crowson Law Group online or by email, or at 855-677-9393 (toll free), 907-677-9393 (Anchorage) or 907-519-0193 (Wasilla) to speak with our Anchorage or Wasilla personal injury lawyers. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We are here to help.