Palmer Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Getting hit by a car or other vehicle while traveling on foot can result in pain, suffering, wrongful death, or financial losses. If the accident was due to someone else’s negligence, you might be eligible to claim compensation for your damages.

At the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin, we can assist you in pursuing a claim for personal injury. Call us today at 907-746-9800 to schedule a free initial consultation at our offices in Palmer, AK.

Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accident Cases

All road users, including motor vehicle drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians, must obey the road rules and conduct themselves safely and attentively. Failing to follow traffic rules can result in serious personal injury or even death.

For example, suppose pedestrian A uses a crosswalk when crossing the street, and motorist B hits pedestrian A. In this case, B is at fault for the accident.

Now, suppose A was jaywalking at the time of the accident, and B hit A. In this case, A is at fault, provided that B didn’t also break any traffic rules.

The municipality may be the at-fault party when a pedestrian accident is due to road conditions, such as a pothole or malfunctioning traffic light. Note that both parties can be partly at fault for car accidents in Alaska.

Recovering Compensation for Damages

Alaska is an “at-fault” state, which means the party at fault for the accident is responsible for compensating all parties who suffered damages.  You can potentially recover compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance for the following damages:

  • Immediate medical treatments for pedestrian accident injuries
  • Ongoing care, including rehabilitation, medications, and medical equipment
  • Loss of income or earning ability
  • Pain and suffering

In the case of wrongful death, family members may seek compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral costs
  • Loss of financial support or expected inheritance
  • Loss of love or consortium

Our pedestrian accident attorney at the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin will help you determine the damages that apply to your case.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you were in a pedestrian accident, the first steps are seeking emergency medical treatment and calling the police to complete an accident report. The police report can help you prove negligence, which involves showing that:

  • The defendant owed you a duty of care
  • The defendant breached this duty of care
  • You suffered damages
  • Your damages were the direct result of the defendant’s conduct

After calling the police, you need to contact our accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin as soon as possible. We will consult with you, gather all evidence, and assist you in claiming compensation for your damages.

Schedule an Initial Consultation Today

At the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin, we are a team of reputable accident attorneys who can provide you with the legal solutions and representation you need after a pedestrian accident. Call us today at 907-746-9800 to schedule a free consultation in Palmer, AK, to start the process of pursuing compensation for your damages.

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