Know Your Rights to Get the Best Recovery Possible
Pedestrian car accidents often result in significant injuries to the people involved. They can happen at traffic lights and other marked crosswalks. They can also happen when a pedestrian crosses a street outside a marked crosswalk.
Know your rights! Mass. G.L. c. 89, s. 11 states that vehicles must yield to pedestrians who are crossing the road in a crosswalk with a walk signal or where no signal is present. Where a person is injured crossing the road outside of a crosswalk, preservation of evidence will be critical to determining who is at fault for the collision.
If you have been injured as the result of a pedestrian or crosswalk collision, there are several important steps you can take to improve your chances of getting the best recovery possible:
Get the medical treatment you need for your injuries. Your health cannot be replaced. Do not delay. Go to the hospital or your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any injuries from a pedestrian car accident.
Preserve all evidence of the collision, including getting witness names and contact information and photographs of your injuries, the damage to the car(s) involved, and from the scene of the collision.
Call a lawyer! There are many layers of insurance companies, policies, and adjusters that may apply to your pedestrian car accident. Insurance companies are stacked with professionals whose goal is to minimize the payments they need to make to you. Speak to a professional today to make sure you also have an expert on your side. Hiring a lawyer to fight for you at no out-of-pocket cost is the smartest move you can make.
With over a decade of experience representing clients injured in car accidents, the professionals at the Law Offices of Samuel A. Segal know what it takes to get you the best recovery possible.
The time to file your claim is limited, so reach out to us today for your Free Consultation.
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