It may be tempting to try to handle your pedestrian accident case on your own. You may think that it is an open and shut case and that hiring a lawyer may make the case more complicated and costlier. However, neither of these things is true.
Pedestrian Injury Cases Can Be Legally Complex
Even if you were the one who was hit by car or truck, you will still need to prove that the driver (or another party) was negligent and that the negligence caused your physical injuries. In other words, you will need to convince the insurance company or the court that the driver:
- Owed you a duty of care.
- Breached the duty of care by failing to act as a reasonable driver would in similar circumstances.
- Caused your injuries by breaching the duty of care.
Additionally, you will need to prove that you have a legal right to recover damage.
If you fail to prove just one of these things then you will fail at protecting your recovery.
Hiring a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer May Be a Smart Financial Move
You have one chance to settle your pedestrian accident claim. Once you agree to a settlement, the terms of the settlement will prevent you from seeking additional compensation later.
Additionally, insurance companies are more likely to take you seriously and to settle for a fair amount that truly compensates you for your past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, and emotional suffering when you are represented by counsel.
For these reasons, it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer. We invite you to contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. We would be happy to meet with you in one of our Illinois offices (Bloomington, Gurnee, or Rockford) or to come to you. If you decide to hire us and we take your case, then we won’t be paid an hourly fee. Instead, our compensation will come when your compensation comes, as a previously agreed upon percentage of your settlement. In the end, you may be able to recover more compensation with our help than you could on your own.
Contact us online or call our office directly at 800.800.5678 to schedule your free consultation.