PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT LAWYERS IN NEWPORT NEWS, VA
COMMITTED TO HELPING INJURED PEDESTRIANS & THEIR FAMILIES
Completely exposed to injury if struck by a vehicle, pedestrians are at the greatest risk of suffering harm due to distracted drivers, drunk driving, and other types of motorist negligence. At Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping injured pedestrians and their families seek answers and justice. We have been helping clients across Virginia since 1973 and understand just how tremendous of an impact a serious accident can have on a family. Our Newport News pedestrian accident attorneys strive to deliver the compassionate support and results that make a real difference.
If you were injured or lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident, we are here to help. We have offices in Newport News and Virginia Beach and offer a free consultation to talk about what occurred. We also handle personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay no upfront costs or legal fees unless we win.
To schedule your free consultation, call (757) 599-6050 or contact us online.
What Should I do After a Pedestrian Accident?
Seek medical care, gather any evidence that you can (take pictures, get the contact information of witnesses, etc.), and talk to an attorney. Do not waste any time in consulting a legal professional, and be wary of apologizing or saying anything that could be misconstrued as an admission of fault.
Who Is to Blame for My Injuries or Loss?
It will take a complete investigation into any pedestrian accident to determine exactly what caused it and therefore who is to blame. Our Newport News pedestrian accident lawyers have access to investigators and experts that can help us reconstruct your accident and prove its cause.
Common Injuries Suffered in a Pedestrian Accident
It might come as no surprise to learn that pedestrian accidents are often accompanied by catastrophic injuries suffered by the pedestrian. The force of a heavy, metal vehicle hitting a pedestrian can be devastating, even at low speeds.
Different types of serious accidents commonly reported in pedestrian accidents are:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal cord injury
- Permanent disfigurement
- Internal organ damage
Severe injuries are not only physically destructive, but they are also damaging to a victim’s bank account. Finances can quickly run thin as necessary medical treatments continue to pile up. Most healthcare insurance policies can be exhausted before the victim is even released from the hospital.
What Is My Claim Worth?
Every pedestrian accident claim is different, but the value of your claim will typically be based on the cost of medical care, ongoing treatment, lost wages, and loss of future earnings. Emotional trauma such as pain and suffering should also be taken into account. If we take on your case, we will carefully consider every possible expense, loss, and impact that the incident has had on you and your family.
What Happens If an Uninsured Driver Hits a Pedestrian?
Being hit by a reckless driver is bad enough as it is, but the situation will get much worse if the driver is uninsured or if they flee the scene. Do you have any chance of recovering damages for your injuries if the driver that hit you is uninsured or unidentified? It depends on your own insurance and a few other factors.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage as part of your auto insurance policy, then you might have the option to file a claim with your own insurance company. Even though you were not in a vehicle at the time of the accident, you could still receive coverage based on the details of your policy. Without this type of insurance coverage, you will need to consider filing a claim directly against the driver that hit you. Oftentimes, drivers without insurance do not have the finances to immediately repay the people they hurt. Do not let that common statistic deter you from seeking compensation and justice, though. You should always speak with a pedestrian accident lawyer first to get their valuable input regarding what to do next.
Call Our Newport News or Virginia Beach Offices for a Free Consultation
Ready to learn more about your options and rights after a pedestrian accident? Huffman & Huffman is ready to help you. We welcome you to call now to arrange a free, confidential review of your claim. We can come to you, or you can come to one of our office locations to discuss your case.
Contact Huffman & Huffman today at (757) 599-6050.