Know What To Do When A Car Hits You
Our Louisville pedestrian accident lawyers serving Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee understand how just how vulnerable people who are walking, jogging or riding a bicycle on or near a roadway can be.
Pedestrian accidents are some of the most serious car accident cases we see at the Slechter Law Firm. In an instant, you can sustain a life-altering injury or lose your life due to someone else’s careless behavior.
If you were injured or lost a loved one, you likely will have many questions about what to do to protect your health and your rights. To help you, we have compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions about pedestrian accidents, and what we, as attorneys, can do to assist pedestrian injury victims and families in Kentucky.
- How can a lawyer help after I’ve been in a pedestrian accident?
- What damages can I recover if I’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident?
- What if I was partially at fault for my pedestrian accident?
- What can I do if a driver flees the scene of a pedestrian accident in Kentucky?
- Why should I hire Slechter Law Firm for my pedestrian accident claim?
Q: How Can A Lawyer Help After I’ve Been In A Pedestrian Accident?
A: Choosing to hire a Kentucky pedestrian accident lawyer can dramatically increase your chances of receiving full compensation for your accident. Pedestrian accident attorneys have experience collecting and examining evidence, interviewing witnesses and negotiating with insurance companies after an accident. If it can be established that a motor vehicle driver was partially or fully at fault for your accident, you may be entitled to bring a civil lawsuit against that party. Call us now to see how we can help.
Q: What Damages Can I Recover If I’ve Been Hurt In A Pedestrian Accident?
A: Every accident is unique, which means the amount of damages, or compensation, you may be entitled to receive will depend on the circumstances of an accident. If you were seriously injured, you typically will need to pay for medical expenses and the cost of future medical care. You may also be unable to return to work. An attorney can help you fight for your lost wages. An attorney also may need to examine your loss of future earning capacity. Additionally, “non-economic” damages may need to be considers, such as your pain and suffering and emotional distress. In rare cases, victims may be entitled to receive punitive damages, which are meant to punish drivers who acted with gross negligence or malicious intent and send a clear message to others that the behavior will not be tolerated. Contact Slechter Law Firm today to discuss your unique circumstances.
Q: What If I was Partially At Fault For My Pedestrian Accident?
A: Even if you were found to be partially at fault for your accident, you still have the legal right to bring a claim against a driver if he or she was also at fault in the accident. For example, if you were walking against a signal at a crosswalk when a drunk driver ran a red light and struck you or a loved one, you may be entitled to receive a percentage of compensation determined by your percentage of fault in the accident. Before you admit fault in an accident, contact an experienced attorney to make sure your rights are protected.
Q: What Can I Do If A Driver Flees The Scene Of A Pedestrian Accident?
A: It’s illegal for a driver to flee the scene of an accident. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents involving pedestrians can and do happen in Kentucky, leaving accident victims wondering how they’ll pay for their injuries. In such cases, you may be able to collect compensation from your own insurance company. This is often a difficult process, which is why you should arrange a free consultation with a Kentucky pedestrian injury lawyer as soon possible to protect your rights.
Q: Why Should I Hire Slechter Law Firm For My Pedestrian Accident Claim?
A: At the Slechter Law Firm, we put experience and resources to work for every client. Attorney Mat Slechter has earned a reputation in Kentucky as a lawyer who gets results. The Kentucky Trial Court Review regularly recognizes Mr. Slechter as one of the state’s most prolific trial lawyers. He practices law in Kentucky and Tennessee, the federal courts of Eastern and Western districts of Kentucky and the Eastern District of Michigan. Attorney Slechter and his partner Meredith Kirklin Slechter, who handles cases in Kentucky and Indiana, established the firm with the goal of providing personalized, hands-on attention to clients throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. They enjoy helping people who have been dealt serious and even catastrophic blows. Contact Slechter Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Call 502-694-5407 or complete the online contact form.