Papillion and La Vista Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Pedestrian Accidents in Papillion-La Vista, Nebraska
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we believe that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We work hard to help our clients recover from their injuries in a timely manner, so they can move forward with their lives as soon as possible. We know what it's like to be in your shoes, and we understand how difficult it can be to recover from injuries.
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Get in touch with one of our experienced attorneys immediately at (402) 505-8234 if you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident.
Compensation Legally Available to Victims (or Families) of Pedestrian Accidents
The legal rights of the victims and families of pedestrian accidents are very similar in many ways. In general, they can expect to receive some form of compensation for their injuries. There are a few types of compensation that may be available to them.
Personal injury protection (PIP) benefits: This is a type of insurance that covers medical treatment after an accident. It also provides wage replacement and reimbursement for other expenses related to the injury such as travel costs incurred when receiving treatment. PIP does not cover lost wages or pain and suffering, but it does cover some other expenses such as lost wages from missing work while recovering from your injuries.
Workers' compensation: If you were injured while working at a job, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits if your employer does not provide them already (usually because they have failed to report your injury). These benefits are paid for by your employer's insurance company and can include medical bills, lost wages (if any), and vocational training costs relating to finding new employment after being injured on the job.
Non-economic losses: These are injuries that do not have a direct cost attached to them but may cause significant harm to the victim. These include pain and loss of enjoyment of life.
The Most Common Ways That Pedestrian Accidents Occur
Pedestrian accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but some of the most common causes are:
Drivers not yielding to pedestrians: While pedestrians have the right of way at all times, many drivers do not realize this and fail to yield to someone crossing the street. This can lead to serious injury or death if they do not stop in time.
Driver error: There have been many instances where drivers have failed to notice pedestrians in crosswalks because they were on their phones or focused on something else entirely, leading people walking down sidewalks or across streets to suffer serious injuries as a result.
Driver intoxication: Drunk driving continues to be an issue in Nebraska and around the country despite numerous efforts by law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving violations—but it's still important for drivers who've had too much alcohol or drugs before getting behind the wheel not only because it's illegal but because it puts everyone else at risk.
Weather: Bad weather is one of the most common ways that pedestrian accidents occur in Papillion-La Vista. Most people are aware of how dangerous it can be to walk on a rainy day, but they may not realize just how big of a threat it is. Rain causes drivers to lose visibility and traction, which can lead to them accidentally hitting pedestrians. It also creates puddles that pedestrians can fall into while walking down the street.
Who Can File a Personal Injury Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit?
In the state of Papillion-La Vista, if you or a family member have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other driver.
The first step in filing a lawsuit for any personal injury claim is to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who has experience representing clients in Papillion-La vista.
The attorneys at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. can help guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit against an individual or entity that has caused your injuries by identifying all forms of compensation available under the law and explaining how they work in detail so that you can make informed decisions about whether or not it is worth it financially, given the circumstances surrounding your case.
Count on the Assistance of Bottlinger Law L.L.C.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a pedestrian accident in Papillion-La Vista and need legal assistance, we can help. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve after such a traumatic experience. We understand that the injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident can be devastating and life-altering, and we want to do everything we can to help those who have been hurt.
Call us today at (402) 505-8234 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Papillion-La Vista injury attorneys.
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