Do you have questions about pedestrian accident claims? The experienced, award-winning trial attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. can answer any questions you might have. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Pedestrian Accident Claims | How Much Is My Case Worth?
There are multiple factors that go into determining the value of your case. One of those is the severity and the permanency of your injuries. The more severe and permanent your injuries, the higher your medical bills are going to be and that is going to drive up the overall value of the case.
Another factor that is to be considered is the level of insurance coverage that the other side has. The higher the insurance coverage, the more likely they’re going to be willing to pay out a higher amount on the claim. Perhaps most importantly is ensuring that you retain a firm that is known as a trial firm, somebody that is going to investigate your claim and take it through trial if necessary.
Pedestrian Accident Claims | What if the Accident Was Partially My Fault?
Oftentimes, people injured in a pedestrian accident wonder if they can be partially at fault for the incident. If they’ve crossed the street where there was not a crosswalk or if they’ve crossed against a light, they may be at fault for a portion of their damages. It’s important to talk to an experienced trial attorney regarding these issues because even though a pedestrian may be partially at fault for their own damages, they still may be able to make a recovery against another at-fault party.
Pedestrian Accident Claims | How Do I Choose the Best Attorney for My Case?
You want to ensure you find a firm that has extensive experience in handling pedestrian-type claims. You want a firm that specifically focuses on pedestrian accidents and handles them on a regular basis. You don’t want to select a firm that does general practice. An attorney that handles contracts or criminal law on a regular basis is not going to be able to properly and adequately handle your pedestrian accident claim.
You also want to ensure that you select a trial firm so that the other side knows who they’re dealing with. If the insurance company offers a lowball amount, the firm you hire should be willing to take your case all the way through trial, if necessary.
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Were you or a loved one seriously injured while walking in Florida and have questions about pedestrian accident claims? Contact our Jacksonville pedestrian accident lawyers at Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. today for a free no obligation consultation and case evaluation. Let our years of hard work and experience work for you.