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Car accidents involving pedestrians can have devastating consequences. In 2021 alone, these crashes caused over 60,000 injuries and over 7,000 deaths. Victims in these accidents can seek compensation for their injuries and other damages.

If you were a pedestrian hit by a car in a crosswalk, settlement may be an option. Speak with Glugeth and Pierguidi, P.C., to discuss your case and see if you’re eligible for compensation. 

What Is a Crosswalk Settlement?

Many personal injury claims don’t go to court. Instead, victims and liable parties often agree to settle their dispute privately through a settlement. In a typical scenario, the driver or their insurer will provide compensation to you for your injuries and losses. In return, you agree to drop all legal claims against the driver. 

Can I Seek Compensation If a Car Hit My Child?

Yes, you have the right to seek a settlement for a child pedestrian hit by a car in a crosswalk. As a parent, you can take legal action on your child’s behalf. Our firm understands how difficult this can be, and we will do all we can to manage the process for you. That way, you can focus on helping your child recover from the incident.

How to Build a Strong Claim After an Accident

As a pedestrian hit at a crosswalk, you have the right to seek compensation. However, the value of your settlement will depend on the strength of your case. Following these steps can help you get the best outcome possible.

Seek Medical Care

Getting prompt medical attention is crucial for your well-being. Even if you feel fine, some injuries can go unseen for days and cause severe complications. Moreover, seeing a doctor creates medical records that can help link your injuries with the car accident. 

Document All Losses

Keep meticulous records of all accident-related expenses, including medical bills, prescription costs, rehabilitation expenses, and any other out-of-pocket costs incurred because of the accident. These records serve as evidence of the financial impact of the accident. Your lawyer can use them during settlement negotiations to get you the most compensation available.

Contact Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C.

You can count on the experienced personal injury attorneys at our firm. We will assess the strength of your claim, create a compelling legal strategy, and advocate on your behalf during negotiations. Our tried-and-true approach has helped many victims get fair compensation for their injuries and losses.

Damages Available in Crosswalk Settlements

You can demand various types of damages during settlement negotiations. Usually, our clients seek compensation for the following losses:

  • Medical expenses. You may receive compensation for all medical costs, including hospitalization, surgeries, doctor visits, medication, rehabilitation, and therapy.
  • Lost income. The settlement can reimburse you for lost earnings if you’re unable to work or have to take a lower-paying job after the accident.
  • Pain and suffering. You can demand compensation for physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish as a result of the accident.
  • Property damage. A settlement can cover replacing damaged items like clothing, cell phones, and accessories.

The specific damages available for a pedestrian hit by a car in a crosswalk may vary depending on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your injuries. It’s best to speak with a knowledgeable attorney who can assess your damages and seek the highest settlement available. 

Schedule a Free Consultation

Take the first step towards securing compensation by working with Glugeth & Pierguidi, P.C. Our team has over two decades of experience standing up for injured pedestrians. You can trust our attorneys to build the strongest case possible and fight tirelessly for a favorable outcome. 

Call us now to schedule your free consultation.

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David Pierguidi and Jared Glugeth understand how hard it may be for you and your family following an accident resulting from someone’s negligent actions. Get the medical treatment you need right away and then call our law firm at any time of day for answers to your questions.

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