Steps in a Pedestrian Accident Claim
Watch this video about the steps in a pedestrian accident claim to make sure your rights are protected after an injury. Free consultations.
What are the steps in a pedestrian accident claim?
Recently, someone came into our office regarding an accident that they were in. They were walking in a crosswalk and they were hit by a vehicle. They wanted to know what the steps of a case like this would entail. First, I want to make sure that our clients are getting the medical treatment that they need. We can assist with that if they have not already started their medical treatment. Second, we want to preserve all evidence. We want to gather witness statements, photographs, and any evidence that we can. Oftentimes, evidence can disappear, and we want to make sure to preserve that.
We then find out who’s going to be liable for our client’s damages. Once our client has completed all medical treatment, we can then submit what’s called a demand. A demand is when we submit all medical records, medical bills, and evidence to the insurance company so they can properly evaluate our client’s claim. After 30 days, the insurance company will give us an initial offer. If that initial offer is reasonable, we can begin negotiations on our client’s claim. If the initial offer is unreasonable, then we would recommend filing a lawsuit.
Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about the steps in a pedestrian accident claim?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg pedestrian accident attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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