Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Vermont
Pedestrian accidents are frequently unexpected and traumatizing. In 2014, 5 pedestrians lost their lives in vehicle collisions and many more were injured and hospitalized. At the time of the accident, these people were just going about their days. Some might have been crossing the street or walking on the sidewalk. Pedestrian fatalities have thankfully declined over the past few years from a high of 10 in 2012. But even 5 is too many people to lose to car accidents.
The injuries that can come from a pedestrian accident are serious and debilitating, ranging from broken bones and soft tissue damage to traumatic brain injuries and spinal damage. Many times these injuries are permanent, leading to depression, immobility, loss of enjoyment of life, and the inability to return to work. Medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages can add financial havoc to the physical pain.
For the victims and families of a pedestrian accident, it can be a confusing and emotionally painful time. You may feel like your options are limited and that you must take the first settlement offer presented to you just to be over with it. You may feel that trusting your insurance company is the best route for you. But by accepting this initial settlement you may not receive the compensation you deserve or the one you need to ease the financial burden of an accident. You may discover that the interests of insurance companies do not align with your own. Hiring an experienced pedestrian accident attorney Michael J. Sabbeth is the first step to making sure you receive the fair compensation you deserve.
If you witness someone being hit by a car or other type of vehicle, call 911 immediately. Do not move them unless they are in a clear and present danger in their current location.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, call me at 802-457-1112 or get a free evaluation by clicking here.