Pedestrian Accident

Drivers in Detroit must share the road with many pedestrians. Unfortunately, distraction, speeding, and other careless driving behaviors can lead drivers to crash into people walking, often causing devastating injuries.

When a pedestrian accident happens, injured victims might not know what to do. There is often confusion about who will pay for their losses and how to begin pursuing compensation.

TopDog Law is aware of the complexities of these claims. Our Detroit pedestrian accident attorney is ready to evaluate your case and guide you through the insurance process.

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Your Guide to Detroit Pedestrian Accidents

How TopDog Law Can Help You With Your
Detroit Pedestrian Accident Case

Anytime you face a legal battle, you should have someone in your corner fighting for your rights. TopDog Law will go up against the big-name insurance companies so they do not take advantage of you.

Our personal injury lawyer in Detroit has extensive experience handling these accident claims, and we can:

  • Examine all the factors of the case and determine liability 
  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding your injuries 
  • Review all insurance policies for compensation 
  • Calculate your damages and fight for a favorable outcome 
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We are committed to you and your rights. When you are facing injuries, sometimes life-altering, you do not need the additional stress of an insurance company hounding and taking advantage of you. The insurance companies are not your friends.

When you have legal representation, you even the playing field and rid yourself of the stress of navigating the insurance process.

The Basics of Pedestrian Accidents 

A pedestrian accident often happens when a driver is negligent and strikes a person. These collisions can happen at any time, day or night, and on any road in Detroit. While many happen in urban areas, some accidents happen in residential neighborhoods.

The primary causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Speeding, which can impact how long a driver has to react to hazards. Combine that with distractions or adverse conditions, and you have a recipe for disaster. 
  • Reckless driving often causes pedestrian collisions. Dangerous and unpredictable, reckless drivers have the potential to cause severe injuries. You may recognize reckless drivers if they are weaving through traffic or committing serious traffic violations. 
  • Distracted driving is a major culprit of pedestrian injuries. More and more drivers are using their cell phones and other electronics while driving, which can prevent them from seeing pedestrians in crosswalks or in parking lots.  
  • Alcohol and drugs will significantly impact a driver’s ability to be safe. Prescription medications can also be dangerous and affect a driver’s cognitive abilities.  
  • Turns from driveways or at intersections can be dangerous for pedestrians. Sometimes, drivers are not looking as they turn, striking innocent people crossing the street with a walk sign.

After a pedestrian accident, you may have severe injuries.

Some examples of pedestrian injuries include:

  • Bruises 
  • Lacerations 
  • Internal organ damage 
  • Broken bones 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Head trauma like blood clots, concussions, and brain swelling 
  • Internal bleeding 
  • Soft tissues injuries 
  • Crush injuries

No matter what type of injury you have, you need a legal assessment of your rights and options.

Compensation for Your Injuries 

Injuries in pedestrian accidents can be costly in many ways, and you want to recover a settlement that covers all of these losses.

Many injuries require medical treatment the day of the accident over the coming weeks or longer. Some injuries are permanent and require ongoing care. They may also hinder your ability to work, presenting another loss to consider.

Our team will work with economists and other professionals to pursue compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering 
  • Medical expenses 
  • Disability 
  • Future lost income and benefits 
  • Household services 

When assessing your case value, we will consider a few factors: injury severity, fault, and insurance coverage, among others.

We evaluate your losses based on: 

  • Impact on daily life 
  • Extent and duration of treatment 
  • Permanency of the injuries 
  • Estimated future medical expenses 
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Where These Accidents Happen 

The Insurance Company Is Fighting Against You

You suffer injuries, and the negligent driver should pay for your losses. 

Unfortunately, the insurance company might not be taking your cases seriously. They might delay or ignore your requests so they do not have to process your claim.

When a pedestrian accident lawyer in Detroit is representing you, the insurance company must pay attention. TopDog Law understands the law and how the insurance companies try to manipulate it in their favor.

The insurance company may try to convince you that your injuries are minor. Even if they are, that does not mean you do not deserve a fair chance at compensation. You suffered injuries, and they should pay for them, big or small.

TopDog Law treats every client with the respect they deserve. We will fight the insurance company so they respect and process your claim fairly.

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Steps to Protect Your Pedestrian Accident Claim 

TopDog Law believes that our clients should focus on healing without the added stress of figuring out how to pay for medical bills and other expenses. Pedestrians are often more vulnerable because of the size difference.

Vehicles have protection that people do not. You have a lot going through your mind, and your life is more complex than ever.

You will protect your injury claim when you:

  • Get the police report since it will have information about the accident and who is involved. This will also determine who is at fault. 
  • Keep track of your medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, insurance documents, and other pertinent information for your case in a file. This is critical when pursuing compensation. 
  • Include doctor or professional appointments, tasks you cannot complete, and your pain level. Take meticulous notes.
  • Schedule a consultation with TopDog Law to review all the information you gather. We will review your case facts and evidence to understand your injury claim.

A Detroit Pedestrian Accident Attorney Ready to Help You

Call our Detroit pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss your accident and start an injury claim when you can. TopDog Law is ready to receive your call at (313) 751-9628 and secure maximum compensation for your pedestrian injuries.

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