Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
We know what to do if you were hit by a car
Nobody thinks of just walking down the street as a dangerous activity. But pedestrians are injured or killed every year in West Virginia. People's lives can be forever changed due to the negligence of another. The Charleston pedestrian accident attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC help victims get the compensation they need and deserve to rebuild their lives.
Pedestrian accidents most often involve the driver of a car or truck failing to observe people walking and striking them. The causes of such accidents can include distracted drivers, such as when drivers are texting or involved in some other activity that takes their attention off of the road in front of them. Pedestrians are also injured or killed in drunk driving car accidents.
Injuries in pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic. These types of injuries include multiple bone fractures, amputation, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injuries. Victims may require lifelong medical care. Even less serious injuries can have a significant impact on someone's life and leave them dealing with substantial medical bills for the foreseeable future.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident, one of our attorneys can advise you about seeking financial compensation from a negligent or reckless driver. We fight to hold negligent drivers accountable and take on insurance companies that try to pay you as little as possible.
Aggressive advocates who won't back down
Drivers in these cases usually deny responsibility and may even suggest you were to blame somehow. We know how to find out what really happened. Our legal team conducts an investigation of your accident. We examine the accident report and medical records and interview all witnesses. We know where to look for evidence of negligence.
Our attorneys also know how to deal with insurance companies. You can count on one thing - insurance companies will want to pay you as little as possible. In fact, they may offer you a quick settlement, hoping you'll take it and go away. But it will be a lowball offer that doesn't even come close to covering all your damages.
We advise all clients to get legal advice before accepting any offer from the insurance company. You could have future medical needs that aren't addressed in the offer. And the offer may not take into account other damages, such as disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering and emotional distress. We consider all the ways an injury has affected your life to determine the true value of your damages.
Our team builds a strong case that insurance companies have to take seriously. When insurance companies see the work we have put into your claim, they will often agree to negotiate a settlement. But if they will not agree to a settlement that meets your needs, we will be prepared to fight them in court.
Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC has successfully represented victims of pedestrian accidents and recovered maximum compensation in settlements and jury verdicts. We are passionate about helping our clients and aggressive in seeking justice for them. To discuss how we can help you with your case, contact us for a free consultation with one of our Charleston injury attorneys.