The types of injuries that can result from a pedestrian being struck by a motor vehicle are typically severe and devastating. The attorneys at Hinman and Peck, P.C. know it takes to help guide victims and their family members through the complicated legal process ahead. Our team of experienced professionals knows what it takes to investigate a collision and build a case against a careless driver who caused a pedestrian’s injuries.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian injury accidents is distracted driving. In today’s tech-driven world, drivers frequently use their cell phones while driving by talking, texting, reading emails, or looking up directions. Often times, these drivers are so distracted that they don’t even hit the brakes before colliding with a pedestrian. These types of accidents are unfortunate because they can be so catastrophic, while at the same time are so easily prevented. To make matters worse, many drivers deny that they were distracted in order to avoid liability.
Fortunately, however, comprehensive case investigation can often prove that drivers were improperly using their phones or otherwise distracted. At Hinman and Peck, P.C., we perform a thorough investigation of every accident. During the discovery process, we explore every avenue and even subpoena cell phone records of drivers who are suspected of driving while distracted.
We help the victims of automobile accidents get back on their feet by guiding them to take advantage of all necessary treatment to recover from their injuries. Often times, the victims are unable to work for an extended period of time, and may even have a reduced earning capacity. We ensure that the at-fault drivers, and their insurance companies, are responsible for paying the victims for these lost wages and other expenses.
Sadly, many pedestrian accidents result in the victim’s death. In these cases, the surviving family members may bring wrongful death claims to recover for the loss of their loved one. We help our clients hold careless and reckless drivers responsible for an unnecessary death of a family member.