You Need A Pedestrian Accident Attorney You Can Trust
If you've been injured, count on Colin
Every day, people can be seen walking in beautiful downtown Vancouver, WA and throughout Clark County. When we're out walking, most of us never think about the possibility of being in an accident. Yet pedestrian accidents happen regularly and can leave people seriously hurt. The Scott Law Firm, PLLC represents the injured and helps them recover financial compensation.
Attorney Colin Scott knows the impact being hit by a car can have on victims and their families. Recovery can take months or years. Some victims never fully recover and require lifelong care. The medical expenses can become overwhelming very quickly. And if an accident victim is unable to work, there is less money coming in to pay for these medical bills and your everyday needs.
That’s why Colin has dedicated his practice to helping victims recover the financial compensation they need and deserve to get their lives back on track. Our firm is focused on getting the best possible outcome on behalf of our clients who have been injured after being hit by a car or other vehicle.
What types of injuries can you get from being hit by a car?
Pedestrian accidents are especially dangerous because pedestrians have no protection when they are hit by a motor vehicle. As a result, they can be left with broken bones or in severe cases, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury. Some accident victims are left with permanent disabilities.
How do pedestrian accidents happen?
These accidents frequently happen because a driver was distracted. For example, a driver may have been texting, talking to passengers or adjusting dashboard controls. Some drivers in pedestrian accidents may have been speeding or driving recklessly. Others may be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
You would think recovering compensation should be simple. A driver was negligent and caused an accident that left someone hurt. Under these circumstances, one would assume that a driver’s insurance company should provide compensation for the various economic and non-economic losses that have been incurred. But it’s usually not that simple.
Drivers often deny responsibility and don’t admit they did anything wrong. They may even try to blame the pedestrian for what happened – for example, by claiming the person was not using a crosswalk or “darted out” into traffic. That leaves you in a position of having to prove the driver’s negligence caused the accident.
Does insurance pay for pedestrian accidents?
When an insurance company is presented with a valid injury claim, you would think they are obligated to resolve the claim fairly. But the truth is insurance companies are mostly concerned with protecting their profits. To keep their profits high, they try to keep payments low. So they may dispute your claim or question the extent of your injuries. They may even make you a lowball settlement offer, hoping you’ll take it and go away.
We fight for our clients and protect their legal rights
Attorney Colin Scott knows how complicated pedestrian accident cases can be. He investigates each accident on behalf of his clients to find the facts. This can include reviewing police reports, medical records, medical bills, photographs, witness statements, earnings records, and other information that is important to the case. It may also include reviewing available insurance policies, performing assets checks, and consulting with one or more experts.
Using these tools and past experience, Colin focuses on building a strong case that insurance companies can't ignore. When they see that we are prepared to fight them in court, they often agree to enter settlement negotiations. However, the decision to accept or reject any settlement offer is always up to our clients.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident, learn more about how we can help you. Schedule an appointment with an attorney today. Contact us online or call 360-718-3640. Colin can meet with you personally and go over your legal options.