Pedestrian Accidents in Seattle
As a pedestrian, one usually feels safe walking the Seattle streets. Unfortunately,
there are various types of accidents that can occur including while walking,
including tripping, slip & fall, or even being hit by a vehicle. Any
of these pedestrian accidents can cause serious or even fatal injuries.
Head injuries can be a particularly serious result of a pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one has had such an accident, it is strongly urged that
you contact our firm. Your case can be reviewed to determine if a
personal injury suit is possible. The Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC would like to hear
from you about the details of your case.
Fighting Against Insurance Bad Faith
Each case is unique, and Attorney Smith take the time to thoroughly review
the details of your accident and all the information surrounding the event.
With this thorough review, it can be determined if a lawsuit is a possible
solution. In many pedestrian accidents, a settlement will be offered by
the insurance company. This settlement may be offered to you directly,
even over the phone. It is crucial that you don’t accept any offer,
either in person or over the phone without contacting an attorney at the
Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC, as insurance companies are notorious for
“low-balling” settlements with unsuspecting individuals.
The victim then ends up with a much lower amount than they would have received
with experienced legal help. When you or your loved one has sustained
an injury in a pedestrian accident, most of the focus is on the recovery
of the injured person, which is as it should be. However, there is the
claim aspect that needs to be addressed and it can be quite complex. A
full investigation may be necessary, and the entire incident must be carefully
documented. Any of the evidence collected by law enforcement must also
be reviewed. This process, as well as the insurance claim, can all be
handled for you by an attorney at the Law Office of J.D. Smith, PLLC.
Leave the Case to Our Seattle Injury Lawyers
Put the problem into the hands of an experienced Seattle personal injury
attorney and take it off your plate. All cases are done on a “contingency”
basis, which makes the process very easy for you. The Law Office of J.D.
Smith, PLLC, does not take on a high volume of cases like some law firms.
Each case is given the full attention it deserves and you will be treated
with the respect and understanding that you deserve. However, when a lawsuit
for compensation is filed, and should your case go to court, you will
see another side of our firm.
As seasoned trial lawyers and former defense attorney, J.D. Smith is a
seasoned litigator. Negotiating ability is an important factor in any
personal injury case, as to get a large settlement, the attorney must
be a strong negotiator, and counsel on the other side must be aware that
the personal injury lawyer is an aggressive, qualified and experienced
trial lawyer. When they see that you are represented by an attorney that
knows their business and has all the correct documentation for the lawsuit,
they often become conciliatory and will make a fair settlement. Call today
to learn more about how we can help.