Maine Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
If you were hit by a car, we’ll fight for you
Pedestrian accidents often have devastating outcomes. Every day, countless individuals travel on foot through the roads of Maine. It is in these moments, when a motorist and a pedestrian collide, that the need for justice and support becomes vital.
At Romanow Law Group, we understand the profound impact that pedestrian accidents can have on the lives of victims and their families. The effects go far beyond physical injuries, encompassing emotional distress, financial burdens, and a shattered sense of security. That is why we are here – to extend a helping hand and provide legal representation when you need it most.
Why pedestrian accidents happen
Pedestrian accidents occur in various scenarios, each with its own set of specific conditions and contributing factors. But most involve driver negligence, where a motorist fails to exercise necessary care and caution while operating a vehicle. This may involve distracted driving, such as texting or talking on the phone, which diverts the driver's attention from the road and pedestrians. It can also involve speeding or disregarding traffic signals and signs.
Another factor in pedestrian car accidents is impaired driving. When drivers operate vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs, their reaction times are slowed, and their judgment is impaired, putting pedestrians at significant risk. These impaired drivers may fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, drift onto sidewalks, or exhibit erratic driving behavior that endangers those on foot.
Poorly designed or maintained roadways can also contribute to pedestrian accidents. Insufficient lighting, lack of crosswalks or pedestrian signals, and inadequate signage can make it difficult for both drivers and pedestrians to navigate safely.
Dealing with the insurance company is challenging
Unfortunately, insurance companies sometimes resort to tactics that shift blame onto the pedestrian. This approach aims to minimize their liability and reduce the compensation they may owe for your injuries. A pedestrian accident attorney can help you become aware of these strategies and understand your rights and options in such situations.
One common tactic employed by insurance companies is to argue that the pedestrian was at fault or partially responsible for the accident. They may try to paint a picture suggesting that you were distracted or crossing the road unlawfully. Their hope is to potentially reduce or deny your claim.
Another strategy used by insurance companies is to downplay the severity of your injuries. They may argue that your injuries are not as severe as claimed or that they were present before the accident. Their goal is to undermine the extent of your injuries and minimize the compensation they would be obligated to offer.
Insurance adjusters may also attempt to take advantage of any statements you make after the accident. They might use your own words against you, twisting them to suggest that you were partially responsible for the accident. It's important to remember that insurance adjusters are skilled at their job – and their job is to extract information that could be detrimental to your case. The right pedestrian accident lawyer can level the playing field.
Take the first step towards justice with Romanow Law Group
If you or a loved one was hurt in a pedestrian accident, you don’t have to face it alone. Navigating the legal world may seem impossible but an experienced pedestrian accident attorney can guide you through the process relieving you of unnecessary stress.
At Romanow Law Group, we believe in the power of personalized attention and building strong client relationships. Our goal is to ease your burden and achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today to learn more.