The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports over 60,000 pedestrian injuries and over 7,300 deaths annually from pedestrian accidents. These accidents may happen anywhere from crosswalks, sidewalks, or on the road. Pedestrians have no protective gear against motor vehicles, which can often make their injuries more severe. After an accident, pedestrians and their families should enlist the professional help of a Virginia personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The size difference between a vehicle and a pedestrian is a significant factor in the physical damage a person may suffer. The human body versus tons of metal, rubber, and glass can be a recipe for disaster. Injuries, whether big or small, require medical treatment. At RVA Personal Injury lawyers, we often see pedestrian accident victims with extremely serious injuries. Some of the most common include the following:
Fatal injuries can sometimes occur, leaving surviving family members grieving. It is essential to get medical treatment following an injury. Once you know what your injuries are, you must speak to a Virginia pedestrian accident attorney.
You would assume that pedestrian accidents are rare. They are not. Pedestrian accidents are prevalent, and they are usually preventable. Most times, these accidents occur because of driver negligence. Common reasons that can lead to drivers striking pedestrians include:
Sometimes the driver loses control of their vehicle because of a faulty part. Drivers who avoid other hazards or road obstructions can also cause pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians may be entitled to pursue compensation depending on the circumstances surrounding the crash. The best way to find our who may be liable for your pedestrian accident is to discuss your case with a Virginia personal injury attorney as soon as you can.
The best way to determine your case worth and pursue compensation is to work with a Virginia pedestrian accident attorney from RVA Personal Injury Lawyers. If you have been in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:
If a loved one dies in a pedestrian accident, the damages you can pursue will differ slightly. Loss of life is handled with care as these are very sensitive topics. A wrongful death settlement will not bring your loved one back, but it can help get justice for them.
Pedestrians in accidents will have many struggles to contend with if they suffer injuries. When a pedestrian accident results in death, it leaves a family with a gaping hole in their life. In either situation, victims have options. You should speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer to determine how to fight for compensation. You can reach RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 to schedule an initial consultation.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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