When a car hits a pedestrian, the pedestrian often suffers serious injuries. Medical bills quickly pile up, and the victim may be out of work for an extended period of time. This can cause significant financial stress on top of the burden of recovering from injury. If you suffered injuries in a Birmingham pedestrian accident, the Morris Bart law firm can take on your legal case while you focus on getting better. Call us today at (205) 380-4158 for a free evaluation of your case with a member of our Birmingham pedestrian accident legal team. If we believe you can recover a payout based on the facts of your case, we will offer to handle it at no out-of-pocket cost to you.
Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham
There are many reasons why a driver may fail to see a pedestrian or otherwise make a careless or reckless mistake and hit someone. This could include:
- Failure to take precautions entering or exiting a parking lot or driveway
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Not using appropriate care in a crosswalk
- Distracted driving, such as looking at a phone or changing the radio station
- Driving carelessly in poor weather conditions
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
In the eyes of the court, these actions may be seen as negligent behaviors. In many pedestrian accident cases, negligence laws allow us to hold a driver liable and recover compensation.
In order to establish liability, the victim in these cases typically must show:
- The driver had a responsibility to follow certain rules or best practices to keep you safe, i.e., obeying traffic laws.
- The driver failed to uphold that responsibility.
- This failure led to the accident and your injuries.
- You sustained physical injuries and financial losses.
A Birmingham pedestrian accident lawyer can navigate this legal process on your behalf when you sign on for representation. You can reach the Birmingham office of Morris Bart & Associates, LLC by calling (205) 380-4158. We offer free case evaluations and initial consultation. We will be happy to speak to you about your options for compensation today.
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Evidence in a Pedestrian Accident Case
If we represent you in your Birmingham pedestrian accident case, we will investigate your accident and gather evidence that supports your claim. This could include:
- The police report filed about the accident
- Eyewitness testimony
- Pictures and video from the scene
- The damage to the involved vehicle
- Accident reconstructions
- Medical expert witnesses
- Your relevant medical records
- Documentation of your accident-related damages
After we collect documentation and other evidence to confirm the value of your economic losses, we can put a fair price on your case. We will use this information to prove to the insurance company what a fair payout will look like. If they refuse to take it seriously and negotiate in good faith, we can take the same evidence to court to fight for just financial recovery.
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Damages You May Be Able to Recover
The victims who survive pedestrian accidents often suffer significant injuries. Head and neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, internal injuries, and other injuries are all possible. Recoverable damages in a pedestrian accident case may include the treatment of these injuries and other losses related to the accident and recovery period, such as:
- Current and future medical treatment for accident injuries
- Current and future care costs related to your injuries
- Current and future lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering
- And more
If a member of your family passed away because of the injuries they suffered in a Birmingham pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a wrongful death action and recover additional damages. A representative from the Morris Bart law firm can talk with you about your case today. Call (205) 380-4158 to get started with your free case evaluation.
Alabama Law Limits: How Long You Can Wait to File Suit
Alabama Code § 6-2-38 only gives most car accident victims two years from the date of their accident to take legal action against the at-fault driver. This includes victims of pedestrian accidents. If you do not file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver before this deadline, you may be barred from doing so. If you lose the right to take legal action, it can make it difficult or impossible to recover a just payout through an insurance claim as well. When we do not have the possibility of filing a lawsuit, the insurance company may be less likely to offer a fair settlement. You may want to act quickly as soon as your injuries are stable. Call our Birmingham office to discuss your case during a free consultation.
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Talk to a Birmingham Pedestrian Accident Legal Team
If you were a victim in a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident in Birmingham, the Morris Bart law firm is here to help you understand your case. If we believe you have a right to take action against a negligent driver, we can file a claim or pursue a lawsuit on your behalf. Call (205) 380-4158 now to talk to a Birmingham pedestrian accident lawyer about your case. Recovering compensation for your expenses and noneconomic losses may be possible and at no up-front cost to you or your family. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you do not pay us unless you receive a settlement or ruling in court.
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