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What To Do After a Pedestrian Accident Injury

Were you hit by a vehicle while walking and have questions about what to do after a pedestrian accident injury? Contact our Utah attorneys.

1) Choose the Right Attorney

If you’ve been seriously injured in a crash and you were a pedestrian in the state of Utah, you want to look at hiring an attorney who is good in that area, who has experience in that area, who focuses on personal injury and who focuses on helping people who have been injured in that type of a situation. You also want to get somebody who’s a trial attorney because if that case needs to go to trial if you don’t get a fair offer from the insurance company, you want somebody who has prepared your case from the beginning to move towards trial.

2) Recorded Statement

If you’ve been involved in a pedestrian accident in the state of Utah, you’re probably going to get a call from the insurance company for the driver that hit you, and they’re going to want to take your recorded statement. You don’t have to give them a recorded statement without talking to an attorney. It’s a good idea to talk to an attorney before you give any kind of a statement. The reason for that is the insurance companies train their adjusters to ask questions to get the information that they need to drive down the value of your case from the very beginning. Don’t give them that opportunity.

3) Partially At Fault

If part of your accident is your fault, you still may have a claim. Utah allows you to bring a claim against the other party, as long as you’re not more than 50% at fault. If you were crossing and the car was speeding, and there’s going to be an allocation between the two of you, but you still may have a claim.

4) Settlement Timeline

If you’ve been injured as a pedestrian in the state of Utah, you probably want to know how long it’s going to take to get this case resolved. That’s a very tricky question to answer because it depends on a couple of things. One, how seriously are you injured? Two, how long are those injuries going to last? Depending on the specific facts of the case, how much the insurance company wants to fight or say it’s your fault, or deny responsibility for their driver. All of those factors go into determining how long a case will take to get resolved. The one thing that’s important is that you get an attorney who’s going to move the case forward and keep the case moving forward, whatever the process is.

Were you or a loved one struck by a vehicle while walking and have questions about what to do after a pedestrian accident injury?

Contact our dedicated Utah pedestrian accident attorneys at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation.

Let our experience work for you.

Kevin Swenson was raised in Bountiful, Utah, and is a co-founding partner of Swenson & Shelley. After graduating from Bountiful High School, Kevin attended business school at Westminster College.