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Kent Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
As a pedestrian in Kent, Washington, your risk of getting into a collision is somewhat high. In the state’s sixth-largest city, traveling on foot is dangerous. Distracted and impatient drivers often intersect pedestrian pathways and crosswalks in Kent – sometimes without the right-of-way. A vehicle-pedestrian collision can cause serious injury to the latter.
If you’re nursing injuries from a Kent pedestrian accident, contact our lawyers. We help victims with broken bones, head/brain injuries, lacerations, disabilities, and other injuries recover financial awards for their losses. We use proven legal strategies and a client-focused approach to personal injury law to obtain top results. Find out if we can represent you during your insurance settlement or personal injury lawsuit. Call 206-919-3215 today for a free review.
How Can Our Lawyers Help?
Pedestrian collisions are usually preventable. It is every driver’s legal responsibility to pay attention to the road, yield right-of-way to pedestrians when applicable, and to reasonably protect the safety of roadway users in other ways. Any breach – or failure to fulfill – these duties is negligence. Colburn Law comes into the picture when someone else’s negligence on the road causes injuries or deaths.
If someone else negligently caused your collision, our lawyers can help you prove fault to obtain a fair settlement or verdict. A settlement is faster and occurs without a trial. The vast majority of pedestrian accident cases settle outside of a trial, but sometimes it’s necessary to take an insurance company to court for full recovery. In these situations, you’ll want a lawyer with courtroom experience. Attorney Greg Colburn has more than just that – he’s lived it, as the victim of a catastrophic personal injury himself.
Due to the negligence of a roofing subcontractor, Greg fell 20 feet from a roof and sustained catastrophic fractures and dislocations in both feet. When no attorney would take his case, Greg decided to do the legwork on his own – and won a one-million-dollar settlement. Today, with his Juris Doctor degree from the Seattle University School of Law, Greg defends the rights of other seriously injured accident victims like him. At Colburn Law, you can trust your case is in the hands of a lawyer who genuinely cares.
What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident in Kent
After a negligent or reckless motorist hits you while walking in Kent, review your rights with help from a lawyer. Even before an attorney takes your case, however, you can do things to strengthen your odds of obtaining a successful settlement. From the scene of the accident, call the police and report what happened. Give police your side of the story – without admitting any fault – when they arrive. Gather important information, such as the name, contact information, and insurance information of the driver that struck you.
Request an ambulance if necessary, or visit a hospital immediately after leaving the scene. Don’t delay medical care after a pedestrian accident. Waiting to go to the doctor could give an insurance company the ability to claim that your injuries weren’t serious. Keep copies of all medical records, treatment plans, and hospital bills. Once you’re able, call the at-fault driver’s insurance company and file a claim. Again, don’t wait. Most insurance companies require “as soon as possible” accident reporting to qualify for benefits. Next, call Colburn Law.
Find Out the Value of Your Kent Pedestrian Accident Case
Greg Colburn and his associates want to help you obtain fair financial recovery for your injuries after a pedestrian accident in Kent, Washington. We start the litigation process by offering a free, no-strings-attached case evaluation at our local law office or over the phone. During your meeting, we’ll assess the value of your case and give you our best recommendations for how to move forward with a claim. If we decide to take your case, we promise to do everything in our power to help. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation.