When a pedestrian is hit by a car, truck or other motor vehicle, it is the most tragic kind of accident. Because a pedestrian has no protection, these accidents usually cause serious, catastrophic injuries and, in many cases, the wrongful death of the pedestrian. If you have lost a family member or suffered serious injuries yourself in a pedestrian accident, it is important to work with an experienced law firm that can help you obtain the full measure of compensation you deserve.
At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., we have been helping injured clients in Maryland since our firm’s founding in 1966. Our Annapolis pedestrian accident lawyers have built a reputation for providing personalized legal services and aggressive personal injury litigation services. We are available 24/7, and we offer flexible appointments if your injuries make it impossible for you to come to our office.Protecting You From Possible Limitations to Your Monetary Recovery
Several factors can limit compensation for pedestrian accident victims, including:
- Hit-and-run: The negligent driver of the car, truck or other motor vehicle is the one ultimately responsible for the accident, so this person is the key to obtaining compensation. Obviously, if the driver is unavailable, it could be impossible to obtain compensation.
- Uninsured/underinsured driver: A situation in which the driver is not insured or has insufficient insurance to cover your injuries could limit your compensation.
- Contributory negligence: Maryland is one of only a few states that consider contributory negligence, which means that if you are partially responsible for the accident, your right to recovery may be affected. Do not provide statements to any insurance companies until you contact our firm.
At Joel L. Katz, L.L.C.., we have the experience and knowledge to protect you from these limitations to your compensation. We will explore the evidence surrounding your Annapolis or Centreville crosswalk accident to find the responsible party and minimize your contributory negligence. If the driver does not have adequate insurance, we will search for other sources of income.
We will use our experience, our skill and our aggressive approach to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. We also represent families of pedestrian accidents in wrongful death actions.Contact Our Annapolis Attorneys If You Have Been Hit by a Car