If I’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, what is the first thing I should do?
If you’re hurt in a pedestrian accident, the first thing that you should do is seek medical attention to make sure that you’re stabilized. Once any kind of emergency situation is passed, you really need to talk to an experienced pedestrian injury attorney as soon as possible. It’s very important to take a variety of steps right away, to protect your interest. One of them is to locate all potential sources of insurance. A lot of people don’t realize this, but if you’re in a pedestrian accident, you actually need to notify your own car insurance company. Your uninsured motorist coverage may provide coverage for you, in the event the person who hit either has no insurance, or not enough insurance to pay all of your damages.
Something else that’s very important is locating and preserving all available evidence, including taking statements from witnesses, so that we can prove who was at fault for causing your pedestrian accident.