Many people in Bethesda choose to walk around the city rather than drive. The network of sidewalks, trails, pathways, and street crossings throughout the city make it easy to walk around Bethesda, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe.
Sadly, countless people are injured in pedestrian accidents in Bethesda every year. If you are harmed in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Take the first step towards seeking justice by contacting the pedestrian accident lawyers at Malloy Law Offices, LLC right away.
Determining who is liable is the key to recovering compensation for your injuries. A party can be held liable for your injuries if the accident occurred as a result of their negligence.
Most pedestrian accidents are caused by negligent drivers. Some examples of negligent driving include:
If an accident is caused by a driver’s negligence, the driver can be held liable for the pedestrian’s injuries. This means they are legally required to compensate you for your injury-related medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Sometimes, both the pedestrian and the driver share liability. For example, the court may find that the driver was not entirely at fault for the accident. Instead, the court may rule that the driver was 90% to blame for the accident and you were 10% to blame. In many other states, victims who are partially liable can still recover compensation for their injuries. But this is not the case in Maryland. The contributory negligence laws in Maryland prohibit victims from recovering compensation for their injuries if they are partly to blame—even if they are only 1% liable.
The value of any personal injury case, including pedestrian accident cases, will depend on a number of factors such as:
Every case is different. But in general, the more severe the injuries, the higher the value of the case. This is because victims are entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Severe injuries typically cost more to treat, force the victim to temporarily or permanently stop working, and cause a great deal of pain and suffering. As a result, the victim is entitled to more compensation for their injury-related losses and expenses.
Don’t rely on an insurance company to give you an accurate estimate of your claim. Remember, the insurance company’s goal is to convince you to settle your claim for as little as possible. It’s best to let the Maryland personal injury attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC review the details of your case to determine how much it is worth.
You are not protected by seat belts or air bags as a pedestrian, so if you are hit by a car, it’s very likely that you will suffer serious injuries. Your focus should be on recovering from these injuries, not fighting the at-fault party’s insurance company. The Bethesda personal injury attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, PLLC will handle your pedestrian injury case from the start to the finish.
Our team will investigate the accident to collect evidence, identify the liable parties, calculate the value of your claim, and negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company on your behalf. If the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, we won’t hesitate to take your case to court in order to secure the compensation you deserve. Let us handle the stress of fighting for compensation while you deal with the emotional and physical stress of recovering from your injuries.
No injured pedestrian should have to deal with the stress of handling a personal injury case on their own. Turn to the Bethesda pedestrian accident attorneys at Malloy Law Offices, LLC instead. Our lawyers have the skills, experience, and resources to win the most complex pedestrian accident cases. Let us fight for your compensation while you focus solely on recovering from your mental and physical injuries. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call 202-968-2095 or submit your information using the form on this website.