Assisting You In The Aftermath Of A Pedestrian Accident
If you, as a pedestrian, are involved in an accident with a car or another type of vehicle, you are at a greater risk of being harmed than the individual in the vehicle because you are not surrounded by a protective chassis. In the aftermath of this accident, you can face significant expenses. These expenses could include medical bills, lost wages and miscellaneous expenses, and this financial stress only adds to the pain and suffering you already experience.
If you find yourself facing such expenses after being involved in a pedestrian accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you file a claim to pursue compensation for your damages. The attorneys of Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, help clients in Appleton and Neenah as well as clients in Door County after they have been in an accident. We will work with you to ensure that your accident is properly documented, fight for your rights in or out of the courtroom and get the best possible compensation for you.
The Results Of A Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrian accidents can happen as a result of the pedestrian’s negligence, another party’s negligence or negligence on the part of the government entity tasked with maintaining the road where the accident occurred. If a party other than the pedestrian caused the accident to occur because of their negligence or reckless actions, the pedestrian may seek compensation for his or her damages through a personal injury claim. Examples of pedestrian accidents include:
- Collisions with distracted, drunk or otherwise negligent drivers
- Collisions with vehicles due to unclear or absent signage on the road
- Injuries due to uneven pavement, a lack of a curb or other hazards in the roadway
Because you are relatively unprotected on the roadways as a pedestrian, these accidents can have severe or even deadly results. When a pedestrian accident is not fatal, it can still cause the victim to suffer significant injuries, such as the following:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Sprains and strains
If you are injured in a pedestrian accident, know how to respond appropriately. If you or any other individual involved in the accident is in need of immediate medical attention, call 911 to have an ambulance sent to the scene. Otherwise, call the police to have an officer sent to the scene to document it in a police report. After taking down the officer’s contact information, getting a copy of the official police report, taking photographs of the scene and your injury, and taking down contact information for any witnesses to the accident, seek medical attention for your injury as soon as you can.
In Wisconsin, you have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim. Don’t let time run out. Get the support you need by contacting an attorney today.
Work With A Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer
After you have received appropriate medical care for your injury, contact an experienced Appleton personal injury lawyer to discuss your rights and options regarding a personal injury claim. Our team of experienced Appleton pedestrian accident lawyers at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, can provide you with the guidance and legal representation you need to move forward with your claim. Contact our firm online or call 920-202-8872.