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Responsive Representation After a Pedestrian Accident

One of the most common types of personal injury claims is pedestrian accidents, which involve a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle. These collisions often cause severe and permanent injuries that will change the day-to-day life of the victim, possibly forever.

The severity of these injuries requires significant financial compensation, which is why representation by a Bel Air, Maryland pedestrian injury lawyer from Portner & Shure, P.A. is highly advised. For more than 30 years, our nationally-recognized team has been successfully obtaining compensation for injured pedestrians. We would like to see if we can do the same for your case, too.

Please dial (410) 995-1515 if you are looking for legal help after a pedestrian accident in Bel Air.

Injuries & Damages in Pedestrian Accident Cases

Pedestrian collisions often cause severe injuries with lifelong effects.

Common injuries suffered by pedestrians in crashes include:

  • Back injuries
  • Broken ribs
  • Concussions
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken limbs

The cost of care required to treat such injuries can be enormous. Our attorneys can fight diligently to make certain you are given every penny of compensation required to pay for these treatments. We also would like to secure full noneconomic damage payments for you, which pay for more abstract concepts like your pain and suffering caused by your injuries.

Preponderance of Evidence in Injury Claims

A pedestrian is required to provide a preponderance of the evidence to win a pedestrian accident claim. In legal terms, a preponderance of evidence means that the plaintiff’s argument can be proven through evidence with at least 51% certainty. Getting the evidence to prove liability is something that you should leave up to one of our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers.

Motorists are required to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks and intersections when a pedestrian is crossing. Although this law is straightforward, proving that a driver did not stop is easier said than done. Without video evidence of a crash, a motorist might be tempted to stretch the truth and say that the pedestrian was crossing without the right-of-way, which changes liability.

Insurance companies also routinely deny pedestrian claims based on contributory negligence or assumption of risk by claiming a pedestrian entered a crosswalk with a “do not walk” signal displaying or by claiming that a pedestrian failed to yield to traffic. If it can be proven that the injured pedestrian knew they could be hit by a car but stepped into the road recklessly all the same, then the pedestrian’s claim will be devastated. As renowned pedestrian accident lawyers, we know what it takes to counteract such insurance company arguments.

More Than 25 Years of Successes

Portner & Shure, P.A. has decades of legal experience that can be put to great use for your Bel Air pedestrian accident claim. When you are wondering what to do after a bad accident that was not your fault, please remember that we are right here to help you through it all. Your best interests and full recovery are always in center focus.

To schedule a consultation with our firm, you just need to dial (410) 995-1515 whenever you are ready.


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