An Experienced Pedestrian Accident Attorney Will Fight for Maximum Compensation
The law in Virginia and in most states is that a pedestrian has the right of way in a cross-walk. Yet many drivers ignore the law. When a pedestrian is involved in a collision with a moving vehicle, the resulting injuries can be severe and life-altering. At Silverman Law Firm, LC, our office has represented many clients involved in pedestrian accidents. Attorney Josh Silverman works on a contingency fee basis to help you start your legal proceedings without causing a greater financial burden. If you or a loved one suffered injuries after being struck by a vehicle, you need a pedestrian accident attorney like Mr. Silverman on your side. He represents victims in Richmond, VA, and the surrounding areas to help them seek full compensation. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss your legal options if you have been involved in a pedestrian accident.
Distracted Driving and Pedestrian Accidents
Pedestrian accidents are becoming more and more common and the resulting injuries can be catastrophic. Now, more than ever, the most common cause of these tragic accidents is distracted driving. Talking on the phone, texting, or playing music can all distract a driver from the road. These distractions can lead to serious accidents. As your attorney, Mr. Silverman will subpoena the driver's wireless company to fully investigate his or her mobile usage at the time of the accident.
The state of Virginia allows victims of pedestrian accidents to pursue both compensatory and punitive damages.
Other Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
In addition to distracted driving, there are a number of other situations that can result in accidents involving pedestrians, including:
- Speeding, especially in neighborhoods and other residential areas
- Drunk driving
- Ignoring crosswalk signals and stop lights
Catastrophic Injuries Pedestrians Suffer
Pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents with cars, motorcycles, or trucks can suffer catastrophic injuries. Unfortunately, death can frequently result from pedestrian accidents, making these accidents all the more tragic. If injuries do not ultimately prove to be fatal, they can still have lifelong consequences for the victim. Injuries may include:
- Head, neck, or brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
Importance of Working with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney
The state of Virginia allows victims of pedestrian accidents to pursue both compensatory and punitive damages. This means that in addition to the compensation owed to you by the driver for specific purposes, you can also seek punitive damages to punish the negligent driver further. Compensatory damages may include:
- Compensation for all medical expenses and any perceived future medical bills
- Reimbursement of lost wages or lost income
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
To successfully pursue the maximum amount in both compensatory and punitive damages, you need an attorney on your side. Mr. Silverman has a thorough understanding of Virginia’s laws surrounding pedestrian accidents. With his help, you could avoid many of the mistakes victims and their families make in accepting unreasonably small settlements from insurance companies. Mr. Silverman will fight for your right to full compensation. He will also fight to ensure punitive damages are also secured. Doing so helps to further punish reckless and negligent drivers.
Contact Silverman Law Firm, LC Today
If you or a loved one suffered severe injuries in a pedestrian accident, call our office at (804) 325-4992 or contact us online as soon as possible for a free consultation. By contacting us right away, Mr. Silverman can begin his investigation in a timely manner to collect the evidence needed for your case.