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A Lawyer Helping Pedestrians Hurt In Intersection Accidents

If you've been injured, count on Colin

Intersections can be very busy, with cars and trucks traveling in several different directions. They are also the site of many pedestrian accidents that can leave people with serious injuries. If you were hurt while crossing an intersection, you deserve financial compensation. The Scott Law Firm, PLLC can help.

Pedestrian accident attorney Colin Scott knows the impact these types of accidents can have on victims and their families. The injuries suffered in these accidents can be very serious and may include broken bones, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Recovery can take months or years. Some victims are left with a permanent disability.

There is also a financial impact suffered as the result of a pedestrian accident. The medical expenses for treating injuries can add up very quickly and, if there is no insurance coverage, may soon become overwhelming. If an injury leaves you unable to work, there can also be a loss of income. But the usual bills don't stop coming in. Many victims and their families find it hard to make ends meet during this difficult time.

Our firm is dedicated to helping accident victims recover the compensation they need and deserve to get their lives back on track. Attorney Colin Scott knows how to build strong cases that hold negligent parties accountable. Our focus is on getting you the best possible outcome after you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident.

Types of intersection accidents

The state of Washington has laws regarding pedestrians that can help determine negligence. Generally, motor vehicles are required to yield to pedestrians who are occupying an intersection. Pedestrians must also pay attention and have a responsibility to use due care when crossing the street.

Pedestrian accidents that occur at intersections are often caused by negligent drivers. A driver may have been distracted and didn't see a pedestrian. A driver may have been speeding. In some cases, a driver may be fatigued, or under the influence of alcohol. If your pedestrian accident was caused by a negligent driver, as the plaintiff you have the burden of proof.

We fight for your rights

The reality is that proving fault in a pedestrian accident and recovering financial compensation can be complicated. The accident scene can be chaotic and confusing. Drivers may deny responsibility for what happened. This leaves you in the position of uncertainty and having to prove that the driver's negligence caused the accident that left you injured.

Our firm can investigate your pedestrian accident to get the facts. We can obtain and review police reports, photographs of the scene, surveillance footage, medical records and other documentation that is helpful to proving your claim. We can also identify and interview witnesses. And if needed, our firm can hire one or more consultants and/or experts to help prove liability and damages in your case. Attorney Colin Scott is committed to building a strong case that proves his clients were the victim of another's negligence.

After completing an investigation of the facts, Colin then demands compensation on behalf of his clients for the damages they suffered. This can include compensation for all medical expenses related to the client's injuries - both now and in the future. It may also include compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages related to the accident.

If you were injured in pedestrian accident at an intersection, learn more about how we can help. Contact us online or call 360-718-3640 to schedule a free consultation with a pedestrian accident attorney who is committed to delivering results.

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