Most people assume that a pedestrian accident is the easiest type of accident to determine responsibility. The pedestrian in the crosswalk should be in the right, and the car who hits the pedestrian in the crosswalk, is in the wrong, and liable. While this should be true, unfortunately, insurance companies have a wide variety of tactics they use to avoid paying pedestrians, even those who are in the crosswalk.
Even if you are not in a crosswalk, the driver of the car or truck may still have legal responsibility to pay for your injuries. Depending upon the evidence and facts of the accident, there are numerous circumstances under which the motor vehicle driver may be wholly, or partially, responsible for payment and compensation of the injured person’s damages. Only an experienced personal injury lawyer is able to analyze these cases, and you should never take the denial of an insurance company of such a claim to be a fair result, and you should never talk to or solicit a claim through the car or automobile accident insurance company until you have first talked with an experienced bodily injury attorney.
Because of a variety of tactics used to avoid payment, pedestrian accidents often become very complicated. Reconstructing a car/pedestrian accident can involve a number of scientific analyzes. Taken together with the all too frequent recantation by the at fault driver, insurance companies frequently get out of paying these claims.
If you were a pedestrian involved in an accident, you should immediately consult with an experienced Stockton pedestrian accident attorney. The Cooper Law Firm provides FREE consultations for personal injury cases and has over 35 years of experiencing in successfully handling pedestrian injury claims.
Dean Cooper is a Stockton personal injury attorney. In his more than thirty-five years of representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, Mr. Cooper has successfully tried and settled countless cases. He has recovered many millions of dollars on behalf of his clients over his career,
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The Cooper Law Firm
Stockton Personal Injury Attorney
2453 Grand Canal Blvd.
Stockton, CA 95207