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Pedestrian Accident Lawyer in Maryland

If you or a loved one has been injured as a pedestrian, you may be entitled to compensation. A successful Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer at The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl can help you receive the compensation you deserve.

Our firm has many decades of experience, and our Maryland car accident attorneys have helped our clients receive millions of dollars in compensation for their injuries. We can take care of everything for you, including dealing with the insurance companies, so you can focus on getting your life back to normal. We charge no upfront costs of any kind because we work on a contingency fee basis. This means there will be no fees or costs unless we can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

Call 410-244-7005 for a free, no obligation consultation with our team.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

Accidents happen suddenly and without warning. If you are hit by a vehicle while walking, you should:

  • Call 911 and get medical help.
  • Take pictures and videos of the accident scene.
  • Take pictures of your injuries.
  • Write down the name, address and insurance information of the driver who hit you.
  • Gather names of witnesses.
  • Obtain all of the medical records associated with your injuries.
  • Do not talk to any insurance companies without a lawyer’s advice.

Be sure to contact an attorney as soon as possible after the accident. There are short deadlines called statutes of limitations that limit how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. The Maryland statute of limitations to file a lawsuit after a pedestrian accident is three years from the date of the accident. After this date, a victim may no longer be able to file a lawsuit to obtain compensation for his or her injuries.

While three years may seem like a long time, it takes time for your Maryland pedestrian accident attorney to compile all of the information necessary to prepare your case.

It is in your best interest to contact our seasoned pedestrian accident lawyers in Maryland as soon as possible so we can immediately start working on your claim. Our capable attorneys will handle every detail of your case for you so you can focus on your recovery. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Causes of Pedestrian Accidents

While most groups of road users have experienced a decline in fatalities in recent years, pedestrians have experienced an increase. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), pedestrian fatalities rose by about 10 percent from 2014 to 2015.

These accidents tend to be caused by drivers who:

  • Drive carelessly
  • Drive while impaired by alcohol or other substances
  • Fail to yield the right of way for pedestrians in a crosswalk
  • Are distracted
  • Text or use a cellphone
  • Speed
  • Disobey traffic signs or signals

If a careless driver caused your accident, our skilled Maryland pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you obtain compensation for your injuries.

What if I Was Partially at Fault for My Accident?

In some cases, a pedestrian may be partially at fault for causing an accident. This could include situations where the pedestrian was:

  • Texting
  • Talking on a cellphone
  • Jaywalking (not walking in a crosswalk)
  • Not following posted signs for pedestrians
  • Darting into traffic

If a pedestrian is found to be one percent or more liable for causing the accident or contributing to his or her injuries, that person does not have the right to obtain compensation for his or her injuries through a personal injury lawsuit, according to the state’s contributory negligence law.

Our knowledgeable Maryland pedestrian accident lawyers know Maryland law and understand the rules of liability. We will review the details of your accident and fight for your right to the compensation owed to you.

Call 410-244-7005 to schedule a free consultation with a Maryland pedestrian accident attorney.

Am I Entitled to Compensation as a Pedestrian?

Through a free, no obligation consultation, our trusted team will evaluate whether you have a case and are entitled to compensation. Your Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer will determine all possible options for pursuing the maximum compensation for you. This may help you cover the costs of:

  • Emergency room costs
  • Doctors’ visits
  • Lost wages
  • Damage of personal property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medication
  • Medical tests
  • Assistive medical equipment
  • Surgery

Most pedestrian accident cases will initially be handled through the at-fault party’s insurance company. However, if the at-fault driver flees the scene of the accident, does not have auto insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover the costs of your injuries, you will be able to pursue compensation through your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage or personal injury protection.

In some cases, it may be in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to obtain the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys will help you determine the legal options that are right for you and will help guide you through the process.

A reliable pedestrian accident attorney in Maryland can help you fight for the maximum compensation entitled to you. Contact us now to see how we can help you.

Call 410-244-7005 for a free case review.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer?

Dealing with the insurance company and trying to get the compensation you need to cover the costs associated with your injuries can be difficult. They will look for every opportunity to deny your claim or reduce the amount they must pay. For these reasons, it is important to have a seasoned Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer to fight for you.

Our attorneys will be your advocate through every step of the process as we fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. We are experienced negotiators who have decades of experience working with insurance companies to the benefit of our clients.

To help with your case, our law firm will:

  1. Gather statements and further information from witnesses
  2. Analyze the medical records from your injuries
  3. Negotiate with the insurance companies
  4. File a lawsuit if negotiations are not successful

The Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl is well-versed in seeking all possible avenues of compensation for our clients. Our Maryland pedestrian accident lawyers are ready to stand up to the insurance companies on your behalf. We can help you get the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today for a free review of your claim.

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Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians who were hit by a vehicle tend to suffer more severe injuries than the others who were involved in the crash because they do not have the protection of a vehicle. Their injuries can include:

  • Torn skin
  • Broken bones
  • Head trauma
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Emotional trauma
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injuries

Some injuries can heal over a period of days, but more severe injuries may cause permanent damage that can affect your ability to live and work normally. An established Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer at our firm may be able to seek compensation for the ways in which your life was impacted by your accident and injuries.

Contact us today at 410-244-7005 to schedule a free consultation.

Contact a Lawyer Today

If you have been injured as a pedestrian, a caring Maryland pedestrian accident lawyer on our team is ready to help you. We offer a free case evaluation and can come to you if you cannot come to us.

Our fee structure is simple: We only make money if you do. We charge no upfront costs or fees. Our dedicated pedestrian accident attorneys in Maryland want to make this process as easy for you as possible, so you can get back to enjoying your life again.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation to learn more about how we can help you.

Fill out our online form or call 410-244-7005 for a free case evaluation.

Contact our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation if you have been injured by another’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation.