How Can a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Metro Detroit Help Me?
At Fraser & Souweidane, our Michigan pedestrian accident attorneys understand how important this question is to accident victims. That's because pedestrian accidents typically result in catastrophic and even fatal injuries to joggers, walkers and others who are using a street or sidewalk. It's natural to have more questions than answers after an accident. The following are some common questions about pedestrian accidents that our law firm receives. Whether you were injured or you lost a loved one in an accident, we're ready to protect your rights. Contact us today at (866) 465-9095 for a free case consultation.
- Do I need to hire an attorney after a pedestrian accident?
- What types of compensation can I collect after a pedestrian accident?
- What if I was partially at fault for my pedestrian accident?
- How much does a pedestrian accident attorney cost?
A: You are not required to hire an attorney after a pedestrian accident. However, we believe that pursuing a claim without the assistance of a lawyer could hurt your chances of receiving full compensation for your accident. Pedestrian accidents often involve serious injuries and fatalities. If a driver was negligent - perhaps he or she was drunk, texting while driving or simply not paying attention to the road - that driver must be held responsible. Even if the cause of your accident might seem clear-cut, insurance companies often will try to minimize the liability of the driver to keep your payments at a minimum. That's not right. An aggressive, results-driven attorney knows how to negotiate with these insurance companies to secure the compensation you deserve. We want to show you we're the right law firm for you. Contact us today.
A: No two pedestrian accidents are the same. No two accident victims are the same, either. The compensation you are entitled to receive from the negligent individual or company - known as damages - varies from case to case. In serious injury cases, a victim might be able to pursue damages for medical expenses, cost of future medical care, compensation for lost wages and loss of future earning capacity. An attorney may also be able to pursue damages for pain, suffering and emotional distress, and, in rare cases, punitive damages, which are meant to punish drivers who acted with gross negligence or malicious intent.
A: Michigan is a modified comparative fault state. That means the victim of a pedestrian accident can recover damages if it's determined the victim's fault is less than 51% in an accident. If the victim's fault reaches 51 percent or more, he or she cannot recover damages. The modified comparative fault rule in Michigan allows pedestrian accident victims to recover damages proportionate to their percentage of fault in the accident. For example, if a jury award equals $100,000 and an injured pedestrian was found to be 50% at fault, the injured pedestrian could still collect 50% of the compensation awarded by the jury. Because of the complexity of the law, we strongly recommend that you contact an attorney before accepting any blame. At Fraser & Souweidane, we will explain your rights.
A: You pay nothing until a recovery is made. At Fraser & Souweidane, our Michigan pedestrian accident lawyers understand how difficult life can become after an accident. We're here to help - not to charge you by-the-hour. As contingency fee attorneys, we require no payment until we win your case. Your initial consultation is free. If you choose to let us represent you, you won't have to worry about paying a dime. Let us stand up for you. Contact us today at (866) 465-9095.