Collect Copies of All Relevant Documentation

To make a rightful claim for damages, you must have documentation to support that claim. You may be able to recover lost wages as a result of your injuries, for instance. To do this, create a file of pay stubs and other supporting documents. Similarly, keep copies of relevant medical records, doctor’s notes, correspondence from insurance companies, and expense receipts.  

Start a Personal Journal About Your Injuries

Capture the subjective experience of your injuries by maintaining a personal journal. Describe how your injuries impact day-to-day life. Write new entries regularly, helping to establish a recovery timeline, including medical treatments you receive and whether or not they’re effective.

Retain the Services of a Personal Injury Lawyer

To avoid common mistakes and build the strongest case possible, hire a Virginia pedestrian accident lawyer to represent you. Local attorneys may take on many types of personal injury cases, but they’re not all the same—benefit from the knowledge and insight of a lawyer with experience in pedestrian accident cases in particular. 

Also, don’t speak directly with insurance companies. Let your lawyer handle that communication. 

Protect Your Rights With a Pedestrian Accident Attorney From The Mottley Law Firm 

Dealing with the aftermath of being hit by a car as a pedestrian is confusing and remarkably nuanced. Without strong legal representation, victims run the risk of being taken advantage of by insurers and lawyers representing at-fault parties. Even if you were jaywalking, you may still be eligible to recover damages. Our Virginia pedestrian accident lawyers vigorously advocate for your rights and build a strong case for your claim.

The extent of recoverable damages from an accident can be considerable:
 

  • They may factor for current medical expenses, such as emergency room visits and prescription pain medication, plus future expected costs. 
  • Damages may also include lost income, property damage, emotional distress, and loss of consortium. 

However, with a typical statute of limitations of just two years in Virginia, you must act quickly with your pedestrian accident claim. 

The legal team at The Mottley Law Firm has a proven track record of success in cases like these. Along with MartinWren, we co-counseled a client who was hit by a car while crossing a crosswalk in Charlottesville. He suffered a concussion, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. After mediation, the case settled for $5 million without going to trial.
Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims
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