Avoiding Trial for a Pedestrian Accident Claim
Avoiding trial for a pedestrian accident claim could hurt your settlement. Contact our injury attorneys today to schedule a free consultation.
Will my pedestrian accident case go to trial?
I recently had a client who was involved in a pedestrian accident where she was hit by a car while she was walking. She asked me, “Are we going to have to go to trial on this case, or is there a way that I can avoid that?” She was obviously nervous about that. I told her, as I tell every client, the main reason that we end up having to try a case is because the insurance company is not fairly and reasonably evaluating their case like they should. If they don’t do that, we will take that case to trial, and we’ll ask a jury to do what’s fair and what’s just.
To avoid trial, though, we have to be prepared. We will have thorough preparation for depositions and discovery throughout the litigation process. Very importantly, we would have her prepared for any depositions she was going to have to undergo, and that she would be thoroughly prepared for any trial testimony, including a heads up as to what sort of cross examination she can expect from the insurance company. We would have medical providers also thoroughly prepared and ready to go, as well as any experts that we have to hire to testify in court, so that, by the time we get to a trial, the insurance company can see we’re ready to go and, if you’re not going to do the right thing, we’re going to ask a jury to do the right thing for our client.
Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about avoiding trial for a pedestrian accident claim?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg pedestrian accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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