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Frequently asked questions from pedestrians involved in accidents

As a pedestrian, being involved in a car accident can be very traumatic. As the more vulnerable person in the equation, you could have been the victim of very serious injuries. Of course, you will feel some anger toward the person in the car that caused such damages, and unsurprisingly, you may want to claim damages.

This blog will provide a brief overview of some of the most common questions asked by pedestrians involved in car accidents.

What is the first step to take when attempting to make a claim?

You should try to have all evidence documented to as large a degree as possible. This can include your personal notes about the event that took place. You should pay particular attention to the damages that you suffered and the effect that it had on you.

The accident was partly my fault. Can I still make a claim?

The courts acknowledge that very often there is some blame on both sides, therefore they try to work out how much each person was to blame. If you are to blame, you can still make a claim; it will just affect how much in damages you are entitled to.

How soon should I make a claim?

There is always a limit on how long you can wait, so you should file a claim as soon as possible. However, you should also make sure to make a full recovery before going through the stressful process of making a claim.

If you have been involved in a car accident as a pedestrian, an attorney can provide the information you need to file a claim for compensation.

Source: FindLaw, "Pedestrian accidents," accessed Sep. 20, 2017

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