In 2019 alone, over 100 people were either injured or fatally injured after being struck by a vehicle. Because a pedestrian has no protection to buffer the impact of being hit by a vehicle, whether it’s a car, truck or motorcycle, often these injuries are catastrophic, with many victims suffering from long-term traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. When you need a pedestrian accident attorney in Fayetteville, NC, you can feel confident that at Maurer Law, we are dedicated to helping our clients pursue financial recovery and will aggressively advocate on your behalf. Understanding Pedestrian Accidents in Fayetteville
A pedestrian is any individual who is on foot on a public walkway, whether they are on a sidewalk, crossing a street, or outside of a business, such as the parking lot. Because North Carolina follows contributory negligence, the pedestrian can in no way be at fault for their accident in order to receive compensation. For example, if a driver is not paying attention to the road and strikes a pedestrian, but it turns out the pedestrian was outside of the crosswalk, even slightly, the pedestrian may not receive compensation.
Often, this means that insurance companies will try to show the pedestrian was at fault in some way, insinuating they were going against traffic lights, jay walking, or didn’t have the proper right-of-way. A pedestrian accident attorney needs to fully investigate the accident and fight back against insurance companies to prevent them from shifting accountability to protect a negligent driver. Choose a Leading Pedestrian Injury Attorney
If you are recovering from an injury or have lost a loved one, we understand that the idea of filing a claim or finding an attorney can be challenging and overwhelming. However, insurance companies are only interested in lowering their payouts and protecting their profits. Pedestrian injury attorney Mike Maurer
understands this better than anyone. As a former defense attorney for insurance companies, he knows exactly what they will do to avoid providing compensation. That’s why he switched sides and began holding these companies and their clients accountable, advocating for pedestrians and other accident victims so they can receive the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering, high medical bills, and lost wages.
Recently, Maurer Law represented a client who was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in a grocery store parking lot. The victim, an elderly woman, was struck by a truck, and the driver saw the victim lying on the ground and fled the scene. The driver returned later to the scene where he provided his insurance information and a police report was filed. While this seems like a clear case as the insurance company acknowledged the driver was at fault, they alleged that the victim wasn’t hurt. We took the case to trial and the jury found in our client’s favor, awarding her with fair compensation and providing her with the closure she needed for her trauma.
While we strive to negotiate fair settlements for our clients, we won’t back down from a trial if that’s what it takes. Representing Military Personnel and Families Near Fort Bragg
In addition to representing clients in pedestrian injury cases in Fayetteville, we also represent military personnel and their families in accidents that occur off base. We represent active duty soldiers, veterans, and their families in their personal injury claims. Schedule a FREE Consultation with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Fayetteville Today
If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle and seriously injured, you’re not alone. Schedule a free and confidential case evaluation today with a pedestrian accident attorney today by calling us at 910-714-4323 or fill out the contact form
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