Fort Wayne Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
We can fight for the financial compensation you deserve if you were hit by a car
Pedestrian accident claims can be complicated legal cases. That’s because the injuries involved and money at stake can often be very serious. This is especially true if your pedestrian injury is the result of a car accident.
Knowing what to do in such situations can be overwhelming. You’re probably dealing with a serious injury that requires extensive medical treatment. Bills for such medical care can add up fast. If you don’t take strong legal action, you could end up having to pay these bills yourself, even though you didn’t do anything wrong.
That’s not right. That’s why we want to meet with you. Our dedicated team of trials lawyer at Glaser & Ebbs has more 100 years of combined legal experience representing injury victims in Fort Wayne and throughout Indiana. As a result, we know what laws apply to injured pedestrians. We understand how the legal system works in such cases. We’re the law firm you want when it matters most.
What are common causes of pedestrian accidents?
Pedestrian accidents often occur due to reckless or negligent actions by motorists on the road. Specific examples include:
- Reckless drivers who run a red light or don’t stop for a pedestrian in a crosswalk.
- Speeding drivers who don’t have time to safely slow down, especially in cases involving pedestrians crossing a street at an intersection or in a crosswalk.
- Texting drivers or distracted drivers who don’t see pedestrians cross a street or walking alongside a road.
- Drunk drivers who lose control of their vehicle and hit a pedestrian.
- Tired drivers or drivers asleep at the wheel who make no effort to avoid hitting a pedestrian.
Pedestrians have the right to use the road just as much as any motorist. If you or a loved one was injured by a driver who hit you with their vehicle, you have the right to take legal action against them and pursue damages, the legal term for financial compensation.
Who can injured pedestrians sue?
Indiana has a fault-based insurance system. That means the at-fault party is legally responsible for financially compensating anyone they injured in an accident. In the case of a pedestrian accident in Indiana, that means an injured pedestrian can file a lawsuit or take other legal action against the at-fault party, which is often:
- The at-fault driver
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company
In certain circumstances, injured pedestrians may be able to take legal action against a bar, restaurant or package store that sold alcohol to the driver, particularly if your accident was caused by a drunk driver.
In addition, immediate family members (spouse, parent, child, etc.) in Indiana can file a lawsuit against the at-fault party in the case of a fatal pedestrian accident.
How much is my claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to pedestrian accident claims in Indiana. Some cases might be worth thousands of dollars. Others may be worth significantly more. The bottom line is you should not have to pay for your accident-related expenses if a driver caused your pedestrian accident. Instead, you should receive financial compensation for all past, current and future expenses related to your accident, including:
- All medical bills
- Replacement income during your recovery
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability
- Pain and suffering in many circumstances
The insurance company for the at-fault driver knows exactly what’s at stake. That’s why they’ll likely do everything they can to point the blame at you. That way, they can avoid paying your injury claim.
We know the games insurance companies play. We know how to take them on and know how to win. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success. As your attorney, we can work with you to hold the at-fault driver’s insurance company responsible for their client’s actions. We can help you dictate what happens. You are in control.
Demand justice for your pedestrian accident. Contact us.
The clock is running after your pedestrian accident. In Indiana, you only have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit or take other legal action against the at-fault driver. Don’t wait that long to start the process. The sooner you take legal action, the stronger the evidence your lawyer will likely find in support of your claim.
Your case is about more than just money. It’s about holding drivers and insurance companies accountable for their actions. Demand the justice you deserve. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm who can fight for your rights. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations located throughout Indiana. We can also meet with you in your home, your hospital room or wherever’s convenient for you.
Glaser & Ebbs, Attorneys at Law – we fight to win.