Handling The Aftermath Of A Pedestrian Accident

People often do not realize that walking along the street — even in your own neighborhood — can be a very dangerous activity. You expect people operating cars, trucks and other vehicles to drive responsibly. But when distractions or poor visibility are part of the equation, unsuspecting pedestrians become victims in an accident, typically suffering serious or catastrophic injuries in the process.

If you or a loved one was hit by a car and is suffering from serious injuries, the lawyers at Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, in Southaven, Mississippi, can help. We understand that serious injuries can result in lost wages, significant medical expenses, stress and the uncertainty of working with insurance companies. To alleviate your concerns, we will work quickly to obtain the compensation you deserve.

While we try to resolve all matters out of court to avoid prolonged litigation, we will prepare your case as if it were going to trial and will sue in court when necessary and with your permission.

Dangerous Situations Can Lead To Traumatic Injuries

Pedestrian accidents aren't always the result of a pedestrian's mistake. Many times, these accidents are the result of driver negligence, which can include:

Although accidents between other vehicles don't always result in injuries, striking a pedestrian typically does. Whether the offending vehicle is a motorcycle, car, truck or large commercial vehicle, pedestrian strikes can cause catastrophic injuries that may include:

Depending on the size and speed of the vehicle, a pedestrian's injuries may result in amputation, which may lead to numerous surgeries, rehabilitation and permanent disability. If a pedestrian is not lucky enough to survive, their family may have a wrongful death claim on their hands.

Helping You Recover After A Serious Accident

We believe that drivers have a duty to drive safely, especially when pedestrians are present. We realize this doesn't always happen.

Whatever your situation, we are prepared to:

  • Deal with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Assert your rights through aggressive negotiation or litigation (when necessary)
  • Help you receive the maximum amount of compensation entitled to you by the law
  • Listen to your needs and goals, and always keep them in mind while we work hard to hold the negligent party accountable for his or her actions

Contact Us For Help

To speak with a lawyer from Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, call 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408) or send us an email. Initial consultations are free, and there are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.