As a pedestrian minding your own business, the last thing you expect is to be struck by an automobile. Unfortunately, it happens, and if you were involved in a pedestrian accident, you are most likely now severely injured as a result. Thankfully, you may be able to sue the negligent party for financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Please read on to learn more about the personal injury claims process.
What causes pedestrian accidents?
There are several different causes of pedestrian accidents, however, the most common cause of all is driver negligence. When a motorist is doing anything other than paying attention to the road with a clear head, he or she is acting negligently. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence can include texting while driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or excessively speeding.
How do I recover compensation for the injuries I have sustained?
To recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence. However, you can expect the insurance companies to fight your claim. This is why it is never good to try and go it alone.
Can an attorney help me win my claim?
It is always best to hire an experienced attorney, as they know the ins and outs of the personal injury claims process, and therefore know how to obtain the evidence needed to win a claim. Some of the most valuable types of evidence include security camera footage of the accident as it happened, police reports documenting the incident, eyewitness statements confirming your claim, medical documents regarding the extent of your injuries, and more.
What is the statute of limitations in Delaware?
The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have from the date of your accident to file a claim against a negligent party. In Delaware, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is two years. If you wait any longer than two years to file a claim, you will be barred from suing. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started as soon as possible. We are here to help.
Contact our experienced Delaware firm
We understand how terrifying an auto accident and its aftermath can be. If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.
MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation. We are here to help.