We want your life to get back to normal as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident.
North Carolina is only one of four states that has Contributory Negligence. If you have been injured by the negligence of a third party and are found to have contributed to your damages in any way, you will be barred from recovery. While this rule of law applies to all personal injury claims in North Carolina, it plays a particular role when evaluating pedestrian accidents.
When evaluating a claim involving a pedestrian who has been hit by a motor vehicle, it is important to note whether the pedestrian had any contributing factor to the accident: was the pedestrian in a crosswalk? Did the pedestrian walk against the traffic light? Was the pedestrian under any external influence that would cause him/her to neglect to see the oncoming vehicle? What were the road conditions at the time of the pedestrian accident? Was there any construction taking place? These are some of the questions or arguments that may come up when filing a claim with the insurance company as an injured pedestrian. These are also some reasons the insurance company uses frequently to deny claims. You are not on an even playing field if you try to negotiate these claims on your own without legal advice. The insurance company has legal counsel guiding them through claims, and you should have legal counsel, as well.
At NorthPointe Law Group, we want your life to get back to normal as soon as possible after a pedestrian accident in Huntersville, North Carolina. We would like to help you navigate your claim, so you can obtain the relief you need. If you were hit by a car while walking, jogging or while engaged in any other pedestrian activity, contact our office to discuss the options that are available to you so that you may be rightfully compensated. Our office understands you may be frustrated dealing with the insurance company, mounting medical bills related to your recovery, and lost time from being out of work. It is our mission to be your advocate to assure that the responsibility of the pedestrian accident falls and stays with the at-fault driver instead of you as a pedestrian.