Pedestrian Accident

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Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident it can be difficult to obtain the right medical treatment while fighting for the compensation you deserve. When you’re searching for the most reliable Seattle pedestrian accident attorney, Tario & Associates will guide you every step. The dedicated Mount Vernon pedestrian accident attorneys at Tario & Associates, P.S. will negotiate with the insurance agency to ensure that your settlement is fair and covers all of your damages. When a pedestrian accident causes debilitating injuries we have the skills and experience to handle the plaintiff’s personal injury case from interviewing witnesses, gathering documents, negotiation, and pre-litigation to court trial if necessary.

We provide FREE case evaluations, home and hospital visits, and no attorney fees unless you recover damages. Do not delay, contact us today! There is a statute of limitations on filing your pedestrian accident injury claim.

Experience Matters

Michael Tario opened the prominent Bellingham law firm Tario & Associates, P.S. in 1979, followed by the Mount Vernon office in 1988. Over the years, the Mount Vernon pedestrian accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. have helped thousands of injured parties in Mount Vernon and throughout Skagit County to receive fair compensation and just treatment for their injuries. We have the resources, experience, and knowledge necessary to represent our injured clients.

Our network of well regarded specialists in accident reconstruction, psychology, and engineering serves as an invaluable resource when determining liability and calculating the severity and the costs related to your personal injury. With the Tario & Associates, P.S. law team on your side, you will have the experience and knowledge you need to win and receive fair compensation for your accident.

If you need help with a pedestrian accident claim, you can count on our law firm. Here is a review from a satisfied Tario & Associates, P.S. personal injury client:

Mr. Tario represented me in a personal injury case against Allstate Ins. Co. After the accident I tried to resolve the injury claim with Allstate ins. co. . Their response was totally unacceptable. At that time I contacted Mr. Tario and asked him to represent me. What a perfect choice! Mr. Tario and his associates worked hard on my behalf and I was awarded an amount well over the policy limit. If I ever need legal assistance again, there is only one choice…..Tario & Associates. – Michael

How do I know whether I should pursue a personal injury claim for my pedestrian accident?

The only way to know if you have a case is to meet with one of our experienced pedestrian accident associates for a FREE consultation. A dedicated pedestrian accident lawyer at Tario & Associates, P.S. will walk you through your claim and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Our Pedestrian Traffic Accident Lawyer will:

  • Examine every legal angle and piece of evidence available to ensure that you have a strong case against the insurance company.
  • Handle pre-trial investigation.
  • Gather and disclose medical records and depositions of witnesses.
  • Work with your medical providers to ensure that medical bills are paid.
  • Fight to get you every dollar you are entitled to in a fair settlement with the appropriate insurance agency, even if that means going to court or working through mediation or arbitration.

Should I work with the at-fault insurance company to settle my pedestrian accident claim?

An insurance adjuster works for the insurance company, not you. If the at-fault insurance company has already presented you with a proposed settlement, you need to know whether it is fair, if your claim is worth more, or if you should hire an attorney to force the insurance company to pay you the full and fair compensation you deserve. During your initial free consultation we can help you determine the best way to proceed. It is not unusual for our attorneys to be able to achieve monetary recoveries five to twenty times larger than what an insurance company has offered.

How much do I have to pay to pursue a pedestrian accident claim?

There are no upfront costs or fees paid by our clients to pursue an injury claim; we provide representation on a contingency fee basis for personal injury cases. While you will not incur any attorney fees if you do not win your case, Washington law requires clients to reimburse the law firm for out-of-pocket expenses. Our firm advances out-of-pocket costs for our injury clients and does not require our clients to pay any of these costs up front. When cases are concluded with a monetary recovery, our firm is repaid for the out-of-pocket costs we have advanced with a percentage of the settlement.

If you or loved one was injured, you have enough to worry about. Let us give you Peace of Mind. Contact the experienced Mount Vernon pedestrian accident lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. today.

Can I file an accident claim if the driver who hit me fled the scene or doesn't have insurance?

If your pedestrian accident was a hit-and-run accident, or if the responsible driver is uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to recover compensation under the Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) coverage in your own insurance policy or through your own Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.

How much is my pedestrian accident claim worth?

Like all accident cases, there is no set worth for pedestrian accident claims. When determining the value of a claim, a personal injury lawyer will consider many factors including the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical bills, and other damages such as disability and lost wages. Pedestrian accident cases vary in value from a few thousand dollars to more than a million dollars.

Can I still recover damages if I was jaywalking when I was hit?

Jaywalking does not prevent an injured pedestrian from recovering damages but it can reduce the amount of the settlement based on the concept of comparative negligence which is applied to determine the percentage of fault in personal injury lawsuits. In this example, a pedestrian hit while jaywalking would share some of the blame for the accident so the settlement would be reduced by their share of fault.

How long do I have after my accident to file a personal injury claim?

Personal injury claims in Washington State must generally be filed within 3 years from the date of the accident but there are exceptions such as when the victim is a minor child. Talk to a pedestrian accident lawyer to discuss statute of limitations for your case.

What should I do after being hit by a vehicle as a pedestrian?

If you are involved in a pedestrian accident take pictures of your injuries and the damage to the vehicle if you are able. Otherwise, seek medical attention right away. Keep copies of medical records, bills and expenses related to your injuries and contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer who can help you understand the value of your accident claim.

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