What Should I Do If I’ve Been Struck by a Car?
- First the most important thing is that you seek medical attention
- Make sure the police are informed
- Obtain the driver’s licence and insurance particulars (if possible)
- Notify your own car insurer of the accident in order to claim your Statutory Accident Benefits
- Give us a call
Do I Have A Pedestrian Accident Claim?
In most vehicle-pedestrian accidents that take place on public roads, the driver is presumed negligent until proven otherwise. If you’ve been injured by a distracted, speeding, or drunk driver, it is best to choose a lawyer with prior vehicle-pedestrian accident experience. Thankfully, with over 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers is here to help.
Pedestrian Accident FAQs
What Can A Pedestrian Accident Attorney Do To Help Me?
Firstly, a pedestrian accident lawyer will help you make sense of the overwhelming insurance claims process. Handling this on your own is confusing, time-consuming and stressful. Ideally, you should be prioritizing rest and recovery following a serious pedestrian accident. When you work with De Rose Lawyers, you get the added peace of mind that we are fighting for your rights on your behalf. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to deal with. Therefore, it’s recommended that you let a highly experienced pedestrian accident lawyer handle the complications of your insurance claim while you focus on getting better.
Typically, How Long Does A Pedestrian Accident Settlement Take?
Wondering how long does a pedestrian accident settlement take? To sum up, every pedestrian accident and personal injury claim is as unique as the individuals involved. Therefore, it’s difficult to provide a realistic timeline for your case right off the bat. To give you some idea however, the majority of personal injury claims take approximately 1.5 to 2.5 years to reach an agreeable settlement, longer for a verdict in court. As a general rule of thumb, the more catastrophic and complex the injury, the longer the litigation process is in general. This is another reason why hiring an experienced pedestrian accident law team like De Rose is your best route forward.
What If the Driver Who Hit Me Doesn’t Have Insurance?
In the event that you were injured in a car accident and the drivers involved don’t have automobile insurance, you may be eligible for compensation from the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund. In Ontario, it is illegal to drive a motor vehicle without having insurance. Unfortunately, that doesn’t stop all non-insured drivers from getting behind the wheel. The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund was established to act as a last resort for people injured in an accident where insurance isn’t available. You can learn more about the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund here.
What Are The Typical Pedestrian Accident Settlement Amounts?
Wondering what are the typical pedestrian accident settlement amounts? Again, this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the specifics relating to your individual pedestrian accident. Ultimately, settlement amounts will mostly be based on the seriousness of the injury. Secondly, the amount of available insurance coverage is another big factor that determines how much your case will settle for. Hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer ensures you have someone researching all of the insurance coverage options available to you. To give you a better idea of De Rose Lawyers’ track record, view our success stories here
Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents are unique. Questions of liability may occur and the path to compensation can become complex. Having an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer by your side will make all the difference.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?
Pedestrians involved in a motor vehicle accident are eligible to receive Statutory Accident Benefits, and in all likelihood, will have a significant Tort claim against the car driver who struck them. Our expert personal injury team at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the insurance process. We will guide you through the complex legal, medical, and insurance issues related to the car accident, so that you can concentrate and focus on your rehabilitation and recovery. Contact us today for a no obligation, consultation.
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