North Carolina Pedestrian Auto Accident Lawyer
At some point, every day, almost everyone in the United States is a pedestrian. Whether you walk to school or work or are simply walking from your parking spot to a building, you probably find yourself as a pedestrian at some point. Unfortunately, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrians continue to see an increase in traffic fatalities.
Pedestrian auto accidents tend to result in serious injuries due to the nature of a large vehicle colliding with an individual. Unlike the person in the car, pedestrians have no protection or barrier between themselves and the vehicle. The injuries suffered by these victims can include broken bones, traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries and more. In addition, these serious injuries can lead to lost wages, medical expenses, emotional distress, pain and suffering and more. We know how serious those injuries are, understand the legal requirements, and understand what is needed in order to prove your case and get you the compensation you deserve for suffering those injuries.
The North Carolina pedestrian auto accident lawyers at The Paynter Law Firm know and understand these types of accidents and the devastating effect they can have on you and your family. We understand that these types of injuries can force you and your family to put your lives on hold, missing work and school while still having to pay bills. And, to make matters worse, you continue to incur medical bills. You deserve compensation for your injuries, and we are here to fight for you.
In North Carolina pedestrian accident cases, the attorneys at The Paynter Law Firm pursue our clients’ claims for damages and losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses such as travel and prescription costs, pain and suffering, scarring, permanent injuries, and more. You will want to talk with an experienced attorney who can help ensure the most success for your case.
While victims of pedestrian accidents are entitled to monetary compensation for their damages, they also have a duty to mitigate those damages. This means you have an obligation to reduce the impact and effects of your losses. If you fail to take steps to reduce your damages, you may not be entitled to the full amount of damages you incurred. Speaking with a North Carolina Pedestrian Auto Accident Attorney will help ensure you understand your rights and obligations, reducing the likelihood that your monetary damages are reduced as a result of failing to mitigate.
In addition to failure to mitigate, the party at fault may have other defenses available to them, such as contributory negligence. These defenses can be very complex; don’t try to navigate them alone. The attorneys here at The Paynter Law Firm understand the defenses available under North Carolina law and will make sure you understand the potential impact of those defenses on your case. We are here to advise our clients on all of the issues in their case and to ultimately obtain the best possible outcome for them.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian auto accident, it is essential that you act promptly to pursue your claim. The longer you wait to pursue your claim, the more likely that evidence will be lost, memories will become foggy, and investigating and proving the facts of your case will become much more difficult. Additionally, the statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time you have to pursue a claim, could prevent you from being successful in your case. An important part of pursuing these types of claims is that you act promptly. We know that this is overwhelming, so that is why we offer a free consultation. During that consultation, we will talk with you about the facts of your case and your options and help you make the best decision for you and your family. Speak with a North Carolina pedestrian auto accident lawyer from our team today.