Bellevue Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrian Accidents in Bellevue, Nebraska
If you were involved in a Bellevue pedestrian accident, it is important to understand your rights and options. You may have been injured in the accident or the driver may have fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying themselves. Either way, you will need an experienced attorney at Bottlinger Law L.L.C who understands how these accidents work to help you recover damages for your injuries and other losses.
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If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to contact us today at (402) 505-8234.
Compensation Legally Available to Victims (or Families) of Pedestrian Accidents
The compensation legally available to victims (or families) of pedestrian accidents in Bellevue varies depending on the circumstances of the accident. In general, there are three main types of compensation:
Economic damages: These are expenses that can be quantified and paid for by insurance companies, such as medical bills and lost wages.
Non-economic damages: These are non-quantifiable damages that can be awarded to victims or survivors of accidents, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of companionship, disfigurement, and more.
Wrongful death damages: This is an award given to a family member whose loved one died due to someone else's negligence.
The Most Common Ways That Pedestrian Accidents Occur
The most common way that pedestrian accidents occur in Bellevue is when a driver fails to see a pedestrian or sees them but doesn't react quickly enough.
There are several reasons why this can happen, including:
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on the phone, etc.)
- Speeding or tailgating
- Not checking your mirrors often enough or often enough before making a turn
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Pedestrians being hit by a car backing out of a parking space
Winter and rainy seasons can also be incredibly dangerous. The reason for this is simple: visibility. When it's raining, snowing, or even just hazy out, drivers are less likely to see pedestrians on the road, and pedestrians themselves may not be able to see clearly enough to avoid hazards in their path.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?
When you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may wonder what your legal rights are. The following information will help you understand your options when it comes to filing a Bellevue personal injury lawsuit.
A personal injury lawsuit can be filed by anyone who has been injured or the injured individual’s family in an accident involving a pedestrian. A skilled attorney will handle the paperwork and prove your case instead of you. Here at Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we can likely increase your chances of obtaining full compensation through strong negotiation techniques. Due to the nature of comparative fault, there is no minimum level of responsibility below which a plaintiff must fall in order to be eligible for damages. Therefore, some compensation may still be able to be received even if the pedestrian was primarily at fault.
We understand that accidents happen and we are here to help make sure your rights are protected. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, talk to us today so we can get started on your case immediately.
Count on the Assistance of Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
A pedestrian accident can be devastating, and recovering from an injury is often difficult. If you or a family member has been hurt in an accident in Bellevue, Bottlinger Law L.L.C. can help you recover your medical expenses and lost income. We can help you recover compensation for your losses and get you back on your feet after your accident.
Call us today at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation about your case!
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