If you’ve been hurt in an accident as a pedestrian in Maryland, you may be dealing with severe injuries that may require ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. You might be struggling to pay for the cost of this medical care, and could be forced to do so while also missing significant time from work. When this happens, you and your family members suffer needlessly. If a reckless driver or another negligent party struck you while you were walking on a sidewalk, crosswalk, parking lot, or neighborhood, you deserve answers, justice, and fair financial compensation for what you’ve been through.
A skilled Maryland personal injury lawyer will seek compensation from the person responsible for your accident. While working closely with you to understand the far-reaching consequences of your injuries, your lawyer will request a favorable settlement from the person’s insurance company. If the insurer fails to offer you a fair settlement that accounts for all of your current and future expenses associated with the accident, your attorney will file a lawsuit to recover compensation for you in court.
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO know the far-reaching financial and non-financial impact that serious pedestrian injuries have on Maryland families. When it comes to fighting for your best interests, we won’t compromise, and we won’t accept anything less than fair compensation for you. We believe that no matter your financial situation, you deserve the best possible representation, which is why we offer our No Fee Guarantee. Unless we win a favorable settlement or verdict, you don’t owe us. To discuss your case today, call (301) 220-0050 for a free consultation.
Do I Need a Pedestrian Accident Lawyer?
Injury victims have the option of filing a claim independently. However, if you are serious about recovering the maximum amount of compensation possible, hiring an attorney is the most effective way to do so.
When you file a claim, the at-fault party may dispute your account, claiming that you were somehow responsible for your injuries. Their insurance company will also seek to deny or diminish your injury claim, which is why it is vital to hire an experienced attorney to represent you and protect your injury claim. Your attorney will investigate the crash, collect critical evidence, and build a convincing case on your behalf. They will handle all negotiations with the insurance companies since no one wants to deal with insurers while recovering from injuries. Your lawyer will be looking out for your best interests at all times, and will not let the insurance adjusters take advantage of you.
Your focus should be on recovering from your injuries, not handling the legal legwork and negotiations that injury settlements require. When you hire an attorney who has successfully handled pedestrian accident cases to represent you, you can focus on rest and recovery, knowing that you’ve got an aggressive, knowledgeable advocate fighting for what you deserve.
Why Hire CHASENBOSCOLO to Handle My Case?
The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO understand what it takes to win a pedestrian accident case. We know that an injury accident can have a far-reaching impact on your life and the lives of your loved ones. Our firm has been providing compassionate representation to injury victims and their families for over 30 years. Throughout our decades of practice, we’ve recovered over $750 million on behalf of our clients.
When people in Maryland need legal help, they know our lawyers have the experience, skill, and resources to handle any injury case, large or small. We treat our clients like family members, unlike the insurance companies who view these claims as merely another case file. We’re here to make sure that you get what you’re owed so you can put this accident past you and move on with your life.
Pedestrian Accident Cases We Handle
Unfortunately, careless or negligent drivers are often to blame when a pedestrian is struck. Since pedestrians have nothing to protect them from injury when they are hit by a vehicle, they often suffer severe or catastrophic injuries. Some of the most commonly cited causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Distracted Driving
- Impaired Driving
- Reckless Driving
- Failure to Yield
- Low Visibility
- Inclement Weather
In addition to these factors, accidents may occur from poorly maintained premises and roads. These conditions lead to deteriorated roadways and endanger drivers, passengers, cyclists, and nearby foot traffic. Depending on the specific accident, Maryland pedestrian accident injuries range in severity, but can include:
- Head injuries and concussions
- Burns and road rash
- Internal injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Fractures and Sprains
If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, your injuries may not be apparent immediately, so it is critical that a medical professional evaluate your condition as soon as possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been injured in a Maryland pedestrian accident, we know that you may feel confused, overwhelmed, or even defeated. We are here to help. We’ve been fighting for people like you since 1986. In this period, we’ve guided people through difficult times, addressing concerns, and answering questions every step of the way. Read over some of our frequently asked questions to learn more about how we can help. When you’re ready, we’ll be prepared to discuss your situation in more detail at (301) 220-0050.
Should I seek medical treatment?
Yes. Following an accident, even if your injuries are not readily apparent, you should have a doctor evaluate your medical condition. Pedestrian accidents can leave victims with head injuries and damage to the internal organs, both of which can be incredibly dangerous if left untreated. Additionally, if you later file a personal injury claim, but failed to visit the doctor promptly, the at-fault party’s insurer may question the severity of your injury. This can ultimately hurt your case.
What is contributory negligence?
Maryland is a contributory negligence state. This means that if you, as the injury victim, are found to be responsible in any way for contributing to your injury, you may not be able to collect any compensation. If the responsible party’s lawyer can argue that you are even partially to blame, you may not be able to recover anything for your losses. Since this rule is potentially devastating, make sure that you have a skilled lawyer to protect you from unsubstantiated claims.
How long will it take for my case to be resolved?
The timeline for each injury claim is unique but may be influenced by the following factors: how long ago the accident occurred, how cooperative the at-fault party is, how complicated the investigative process is, whether or not the at-fault party’s insurer or lawyer attempts to delay the progress of your claim. If our lawyers are unable to obtain a fair settlement, we will not hesitate to take your case to court.
How soon should I hire an attorney?
In the aftermath of an accident, reach out to an injury lawyer as soon as possible. In Maryland, injury victims generally have up to three years from the date they were injured to file an injury claim. Although you technically have up to three years, if you are serious about resolving your case as soon as possible, you should contact a lawyer as soon as you are able. The attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO offer free consultations in which we listen to you, gather information, and give you an honest evaluation of your legal options.
Contact a Maryland Pedestrian Lawyer Today
When it comes to fighting for your health, your financial stability, and your quality of life, you need a lawyer with the proven ability to help. There is a reason why the pedestrian injury attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO have been the injury firm of choice for so many people in Maryland and across the region. With more than three decades of experience and over 750 million dollars won for our clients, we have earned our reputation as a firm that gets results.
Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you will not owe us anything until we win money for you. You won’t pay any consultation fees, attorney retainers, or any other fees for representation. We’ll only collect when we secure compensation through a settlement or verdict. There’s no risk to reach out to us and find out how we can help you get the justice and fair compensation you and your family deserve. Call us at (301) 220-0050 or reach out to us online to schedule your 100% free and confidential consultation today.