If you were injured in a pedestrian caused by another party’s negligence, they may owe you compensation for a wide range of accident-related damages. Your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages may all be covered.
A Kenner pedestrian accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you pursue compensation and hold the driver who hit you responsible for your injuries. After a Kenner, Louisiana injury accident, our team will review your case for free. We can determine your legal options and what needs to happen to secure a payout for your damages.
Recovering Compensation Based on Your Kenner Pedestrian Accident Damages
When you suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident, the expenses and losses you endure can add up quickly. Our team will calculate your claim’s value and seek a fair payout on your behalf. Compensation may include money for damages such as:
- Current and future medical and care costs
- Lost wages and other income, including benefits
- Property damages
- Related expenses
- Pain and suffering
In some cases, pedestrian accident victims face injuries and permanent impairments. If this happened to you or your loved one, your recoverable damages could include additional compensation for:
- Future medical needs
- Ongoing care costs
- Long-term care facility placement
- Diminished ability to earn a living
Seeking Wrongful Death Damages
Unfortunately, pedestrian accident victims may pass away from their injuries. When this occurs, their surviving family may be able to pursue a wrongful death action under CC §2315.2. This will allow them to seek additional damages such as funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and their own intangible losses.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accident lawyer serving Kenner, call 337-221-9907
How Our Attorneys Can Help With Your Pedestrian Collision Claim
If a Kenner pedestrian accident lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers represents you in your claim, we will:
- Protect your right to hold the negligent party accountable
- Manage your case, including all communications
- Keep you up to date about what is happening in your case
- File your claim and negotiate with the insurer
- Sue the at-fault driver and represent you in court
We Help Our Clients Get Compensation
Our team handles many types of auto accidents regularly, and we have secured large payout for many clients who suffered serious injuries in these cases. This includes:
- $5,250,000 for an auto accident resulting in a brain injury
- $1,000,000 settlement after a car accident
- $900,000 for traffic accident injuries
- $265,000 for a back injury in a motor vehicle crash
Our lawyers work based on a contingency fee basis. If we file your claim for you, we will not ask you to pay a retainer. Instead, we will put up the money to investigate your accident and will not receive anything in return unless and until we recover compensation for you.
Our fees come out of the financial recovery we secure, never your bank account.
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Statute of Limitations on Civil Suits in Pedestrian Accident Cases
Many Kenner pedestrian accident claims settle outside of court. The process may begin when our attorneys file an insurance claim based on the driver’s car insurance liability coverage. The insurer then reviews the evidence and our demand for compensation and may make an offer.
If this offer is not enough to cover our client’s losses, we counter-offer, beginning negotiations that may lead to a just settlement offer and a signed agreement. If the insurer refuses to offer enough money, denies the claim, or tries to blame our client, we may need to sue the driver and take the case to trial.
If this happens in your case, CC §3492 usually offers us up to a year from the accident date to file a lawsuit. You could lose the right to sue if you do not act before time expires.
Pedestrian Accident Injuries are Surprisingly Common
Pedestrians are often in risky positions when they share roads, parking lots, intersections, and other areas with motorists. If the driver takes their attention off the road for even a split second, it can result in a pedestrian accident. Drivers need to pay careful attention to protect pedestrians, especially in areas where pedestrians are frequently present.
Pedestrian-car collisions are so common and so dangerous for pedestrians that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there is one death every 88 minutes around the clock. Many of those hurt or killed in the collisions are seniors or children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017:
- 21% of all fatal accident victims were seniors from 50 to 59 years old
- 17% of those injured were over the age of 65
- 19% of those who died were under the age of 15
If you, your parent or grandparent, or your child suffered injuries when walking because of a careless motorist, we can help you hold that motorist accountable.
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Speak to a Kenner Pedestrian Accident Team Member for Free
If you were hit by a car and suffered injuries, a Kenner pedestrian accident attorney at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers can help you fight for compensation to pay for your medical care. We can also pursue compensation for your treatment, lost wages, and much more.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers offers free, confidential, no-obligation consultations. We can answer your questions and tell you your options based on your legal case. Call (504) 777-7777 to get started.