Part 2: Car vs. Jaywalker – I Was Just Hit By A Car!
You were taking a short-cut in the middle of the street and someone driving way too fast just ran you down. The police came and tried to ask questions but you were in no condition to be focused on anything but your broken arm. The ambulance came and took you away. You are in a lot of pain and you have a lot of questions about who is going to pay for this.
As soon as you can pick up a phone, call a lawyer. While you may not have been crossing at the crosswalk, drivers are still required to give right-of-way to pedestrians. If the driver was going too fast or was distracted on his phone, his insurance will likely have to pay for part of your medical problems (and any lost wages).
Blame is particularly important. You might be out of work for several months recovering from this accident and someone still has to pay the bills. Even if the police say the driver was to blame, the insurance company can rule differently and you wouldn’t see any money. (Don’t be fooled into thinking anyone but your lawyer is on your side.)
The insurance companies have hundreds of lawyers working to ensure they have to pay the least amount of money possible for accidents like this. If the driver is smart, he was on the phone as soon as your ambulance drove away from the scene. You were a victim of this accident; don’t be a victim of the complicated legal system. Call a lawyer today.