Every year, hundreds of pedestrians are hurt in collisions with vehicles in Washington. These accidents can cause serious injuries and even death for victims.
If you or a loved one has been in this situation, an Olympia pedestrian accident lawyer can assist with your claim. A settlement can help you recover losses such as medical bills and provide a sense of justice. Rest assured, our knowledgeable attorneys offer free case evaluations and work on a contingency basis, so there is no upfront costs for you to worry about.
While every case is unique, here are some common causes of pedestrian-vehicle accidents:
In the some of the examples above, the pedestrian is at least partly at fault. Washington is what’s known as a contributory fault state. This means that your settlement will be reduced by the percentage amount you’re determined to be at fault. Our local attorneys can help determine if contributory fault will apply in your pedestrian accident case.
Following a pedestrian accident, we recommend you take the following steps.
By involving one of our attorneys early in the process, we can ensure you don’t say or do something inadvertently that diminishes the value of your claim. Also, we handle all communication and negotiation with the insurance agents and other parties, taking these stressful responsibilities off your plate.
The first step is easy. Give us a call to schedule a free case evaluation with an Olympia pedestrian accident lawyer. If you’re not able to make it into the office, let us know and one of our attorneys will be happy to meet you at your home, hospital, or other preferred location.