Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Someone died as a result of a car crash every single day in 2014 in the state of Texas. In 2015, there were 550 auto-pedestrian deaths in the state, which represents a 12 percent increase from 2014. Looking at the numbers, it's unsurprising that the state frequently ranks at the top of national lists of pedestrian accidents.
It's important to know what to do if you're in a pedestrian car crash because it's likely that you'll face large medical bills and lost wages as a result of the accident. What you do after an accident may determine just how well you are able to recover and the type of compensation you are able to receive to cover costs related to the crash.
What To Do If You're In A Pedestrian Accident
The first thing that you should do if you're struck by a vehicle, presuming you're able to, is to call for emergency assistance. At the very least, you'll want to report the accident to the police. If you end up needing to negotiate with an insurance company or if you end up in court pursuing compensation, a police report may have invaluable information about the crash. It is not uncommon for a determination of fault to be based on the contents of a police report.
Even if you do not believe you are injured, it may be a good idea to still seek medical attention. This does not require you to visit the ER. You can simply schedule a doctor's appointment for a basic checkup. In some cases, things like back and neck trauma are not immediately apparent, but they can lead to problems later on. If you do not have a record showing physical trauma from an accident right after it occurs, it may be difficult to obtain payment for medical bills when you do need treatment.
Contact A Corpus Christi Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
If you've been in an accident, you may want to speak with an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer in Corpus Christi. Even if an insurance company agrees that the person who struck you is at fault and will pay your medical bills, you may discover that they are not willing to completely compensate you for expenses related to the crash.
For example, an insurance company may agree to pay your medical bills but balk at compensating you for lost wages or physical therapy expenses. In these cases, a lawyer could help you determine an appropriate settlement amount and help you pursue it. Since insurance adjusters are generally interested in settling a case for the least amount of money possible, it's important that you don't agree to anything before speaking with a lawyer. Something that sounds reasonable may be dramatically less than what will be required to completely pay for your medical bills.
The J. Reyna Law Firm has extensive experience with pedestrian accident cases. There's no charge for our services unless we are able to win your case, and there's no charge for a consultation. Call us today to find out how we can help you.