If you suffered injuries because a careless driver hit you while you were crossing the street, walking on a sidewalk, or walking through a parking lot, our team may be able to help. It may be possible to secure compensation to pay your medical bills and cover your other costs.
You can speak with an attorney from our Huntsville team for free. The Morris Bart law firm provides complimentary consultations to victims of pedestrian accidents in northern Alabama in order to answer your questions and explain how a lawyer may be able to help.
Holding the At-Fault Driver Responsible and Recovering Compensation
Most pedestrians know how to avoid accidents. But unfortunately, many still occur due to negligent drivers. When holding a negligent driver responsible, pedestrian’s can pursue financial recovery through an insurance claim and negotiated settlement out of court or a personal injury lawsuit with a trial, verdict, and court award.
The recoverable compensation in your case will depend on the harm you suffered and the evidence available to prove it. Examples of common damages in these cases include:
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future treatment and other medical costs
- Missed paycheck and other income
- Diminished ability to work and earn
- Property damages
- Other expenses related to the accident or injuries
When our attorneys handle a pedestrian accident case, we investigate to learn what happened and build support for the claim. As a part of this investigation, we gather evidence to document our client’s damages and determine what a fair and just settlement might look like.
Our Huntsville pedestrian accident lawyers also use this evidence as proof of damages if we take the case to trial. This supports our argument for a court award that compensates our client appropriately.
What Can I Do if My Loved One Died from Their Injuries?
Wrongful death actions in Alabama allow certain surviving family members to recover punitive damages. These damages are not based on their losses. Instead, they penalize the driver for their role in causing the victim’s death.
The Morris Bart law firm manages both personal injury and wrongful death cases. We will discuss your case with you today for free. You can connect with us for your initial consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Pedestrian Accident lawyer serving Huntsville, call (256) 666-3010
Proving Liability in a Huntsville Pedestrian Accident With Help from Our Lawyers
In many pedestrian accident cases, the driver who hits the victim is responsible for their injuries. This is because traffic laws generally protect those on foot in these situations. To recover compensation, you will need to show that the driver caused the crash and is legally accountable.
Our Huntsville pedestrian accident attorneys may be able to help you. Our lawyers know the evidence necessary to prove fault and liability in a pedestrian accident, including:
- The police accident report
- Vehicle damage
- A survey of the scene
- Witness statements
- Accident reconstruction
- The victim’s relevant medical records
- Other expert opinions
- Documentation of damages
We can use this evidence to show negligence, which requires showing:
- The driver had violated traffic laws or other rules of the road
- An accident occurred as a result
- The victim suffered injuries and financial losses because of the collision
Identifying the at-fault party and proving they caused the collision and injuries is necessary to recover compensation in an insurance settlement or court proceeding. We know how to navigate this process, including building a case, preparing paperwork, and taking action for our client.
Deadlines May Apply for Filing a Lawsuit Based on Your Accident and Injuries
While many pedestrian accident claims settle outside of court during negotiations with the driver’s insurance carrier, some require us to file a lawsuit in the appropriate county court.
The deadline for submitting this paperwork is generally two years for personal injury cases and wrongful death cases. However, the timeline start date may vary. The timeline could begin on:
- The date of the accident under Code § 6-2-38
- The date of your family member’s passing for wrongful death damages per Code § 6-5-410
- A future date if the victim is a minor or there are other exceptions to the rule that apply
It is also possible that circumstances in your case could shorten how long you can wait to act. We encourage you to connect with our team and let us assess your rights, options, and filing timeline for free today.
Morris Bart & Associates, LLC Pursues Justice for Pedestrian Collision Victims
Our legal team represents victims of traffic accidents in Huntsville and throughout Alabama. Our lawyers work to protect the rights of clients injured in pedestrian versus car accidents and seek damages on their behalf. We are a contingency-fee firm.
We understand how difficult it is for pedestrians struck by cars to focus on their physical recovery while also having to worry about their expenses and losses. We want to hold the careless or reckless driver responsible and secure financial recovery for our clients. We won more than 6,500 cases for injured clients in 2019.
Recent results in traffic accident cases include:
- $852,845 for a client in a New Orleans crash that caused neck and back pain and facial fractures
- $580,000 in a Hattiesburg, MS, collision that led to the client undergoing cervical disc replacement surgery
- $475,000 for the victim of a New Orleans accident that caused neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- $450,000 in an Alexandria, LA, crash that caused our client to suffer lower back injuries and require surgery
The Morris Bart law firm has served accident victims for more than 40 years. We have 15 locations and serve all areas of the Gulf South region, including four states:
We may be able to help you with your case, as well. Let our pedestrian accident lawyers in Huntsville review your case for free. We have someone available now who can set up your appointment.
Discuss Your Huntsville Accident Case With Our Team for Free
The Morris Bart law firm provides initial pedestrian accident consultations by appointment only in Huntsville. You can learn more about your compensation options and how our lawyer may be able to help you when you talk with our team. Call us or fill out our online contact form now to speak with an attorney.
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