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A Law Firm That Helps Victims Of Backup Accidents

If you've been injured, count on Colin

In many pedestrian accidents, a car moving forward strikes a person who was walking. But in some accidents, pedestrians are struck by a vehicle backing up. The result is the same - and pedestrians can be left with serious injuries. The Scott Law Firm, PLLC is dedicated to helping injured pedestrians get the compensation they need to get their lives back on track.

Many vehicles are not equipped with rear-facing backup cameras or backup alarms. So it's even more important for the drivers of those vehicles to carefully check for pedestrians when backing up. These accidents often occur when a motorist is backing out of a driveway or parking space.

Pedestrian accident attorney Colin Scott knows the impact injuries can have on accident victims and their families. Many injuries require surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy and multiple follow-up appointments. The medical expenses can add up very quickly and become overwhelming. Many accident victims also lose income because they are unable to work.

You deserve to be paid

When you've been hurt because of the negligence of another, you shouldn't have to pay the price for their mistake. Our firm works with our clients to determine the total amount of damages you suffered as a result of the backup accident. These include both economic damages (such as medical bills and lost wages) and non-economic damages (also referred to as "pain and suffering"). Then we fight to hold negligent parties accountable.

Other factors may have been involved in the accident. The driver may have been distracted while backing up - for example, looking at a phone or talking to a passenger. The driver may have had slow reflexes due to fatigue or alcohol use. Or the driver may have backed up too fast and was not able to stop in time. All are possible examples of negligence.

But recovering compensation can be complicated. The driver may deny responsibility for what happened. One would think insurance companies are supposed to help the injured in these circumstances, but they are mostly concerned with protecting their profits. They may dispute the extent of your injuries. They may even suggest you were partially to blame for what happened. These insurance defense strategies can greatly reduce the potential value of your claim if you do not hire a personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights.

Building a strong case together

That's why you need an attorney who will fight for your rights. Working together with his clients, Colin can investigate your accident to get the facts. He can take steps to obtain and review pertinent documentation, including accident reports and medical records, photographs of the scene, and other records that are needed to prove your case. He can also identify witnesses, conduct interviews, and hire a private investigator to uncover additional facts in your case as needed.

Colin focuses on building strong cases that can prove a driver's negligence was to blame for the backup accident that left you injured. When insurance companies see that our firm is prepared to fight them in court, they will often make our clients a settlement offer. But if the insurance company's initial settlement offer doesn't meet your needs, we can also fight for you in court.

If you were hurt in a backup accident, talk to an attorney as soon as possible. It's important to protect your rights now or the right to seek legal compensation for your injuries may be lost forever.

Learn more about how a pedestrian accident attorney can help you. Contact us online or call 360-718-3640 today to schedule a free consultation.

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