After suffering catastrophic injuries in a pedestrian accident, you may be feeling confused and overwhelmed at what the future might hold.
Although no amount of compensation will change what has happened to you, it can go a long way in helping you secure the funds you will need to recuperate physically, cover your finances, and begin to heal from the emotional trauma you have endured. Find out what is next for your case when you contact Torgenson Law’s Tempe pedestrian accident attorneys for a free consultation.
Here are a few reasons why you should choose Torgenson Law for your pedestrian accident claim:
Pedestrians are often hesitant to reach out to an attorney to discuss the specific details of the case. This is for a number of reasons, but if you are interested in pursuing your case it is important that you reach out to an attorney for assistance as soon as possible. The statute of limitations, or deadline to file your pedestrian accident claim in Tempe, is only two years.
This may seem like more than enough time to successfully pursue your case. However, the fact remains that the amount of time it takes to gather evidence, establish fault, negotiate with the insurance company and eventually bring your case to trial could be much longer than you might have previously thought.
The sooner your attorney can get working on your case, the better. You do not want to risk missing out on your opportunity to be awarded maximum compensation for your suffering because the statute of limitations expired for your pedestrian accident claim.
One of the most common reasons why pedestrian accident victims in Tempe are hesitant to pursue their claim is because they believe sharing fault prohibits them from collecting compensation in their case.
Fortunately, Arizona is a pure comparative negligence state. Sharing fault does not prevent you from being awarded compensation for your damages. However, you should expect that your portion of fault will be deducted from your injury settlement.
For example, if you were crossing the street outside the crosswalk at the time you were hit, the judge may find you to be 30 percent liable for your injuries. For this reason, your injury settlement would then be reduced by 30 percent.
If you have questions or concerns on how your Tempe pedestrian accident claim may be affected by the state’s shared fault laws, be sure to contact our office.
The trauma of your Tempe pedestrian accident may affect you for years to come. With the appropriate compensation, you can get the help and support you need to get through these challenging times.
Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our compassionate Tempe pedestrian accident attorneys at Torgenson Law today. You can complete our online contact form, or give our office a call at (602) 845-8777 to get started on your case.