As a result of a pedestrian accident in Gaffney, you or a loved one may have serious injuries that could lead to mounting medical bills and lost income. Your entire family may be feeling the effects of the incident.
The personal injury lawyers with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC serving Gaffney can help pursue damages from the driver or other party to provide you with some financial relief, a sense of justice, and even a sense of closure. You’ll also be able to focus on other matters, like your recovery and your family. When you consult with us, we’ll tell you more about what our Gaffney pedestrian accident lawyer can do for you.
What Damages Can Our Gaffney Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Recover for You?
Right now, you may be thinking about some of the financial losses you’ve incurred and the other damages you’ve suffered. There may be quite a few in fact. In addition to the obvious losses, there may also be others you hadn’t considered, like certain financial losses you may incur in the future.
Our firm’s lawyers can help you recognize and pursue all these damages.
Together, you and our lawyer may be able to recover such damages as:
- Lost income due to being out of work
- Reduced earning capacity
- Medical expenses, including expenses for emergency care, hospital care, long-term care, and/or in-home care
- Expenses for any assistive medical equipment, like crutches, and any accommodative home renovations
- Emotional pain caused by the injuries/the incident
- Mental anguish
- Mental impairment caused by the injuries
- Physical impairment/disability
- Pain and suffering
Pedestrian Accident Wrongful Death Damages
You may have lost a loved one in the accident. In this case, you and your family are entitled to recover wrongful death damages.
You and our lawyer may be able to recognize and pursue such damages as:
- Loss of your loved one’s income
- Losses relating to a funeral and burial or cremation
- Medical expenses your family member had
- Loss of consortium
- Any pain your loved one had before passing
What Will Your Gaffney Pedestrian Accident Attorney Do to Establish Liability?
In your case, the party liable for your damages could be a motorist, a driver employed by another entity (like a rideshare company or a trucking company), or another party. There may even be multiple liable parties in your case, depending on the circumstances.
To establish who is liable, first, our lawyer will seek out and show evidence of liability. There could be a number of sources for this evidence, like the authorities, any traffic cameras, security cameras, witnesses, and a vehicle’s black box. Our lawyer will seek out as many sources as there may be, collect as much evidence as there is, and then show this evidence to the other party’s insurance company.
Finally, our lawyer will show the insurer why each of the elements of negligence applies in your case against the party. For example, if a motorist hit you with their car, our lawyer will show why:
- The motorist should have driven carefully in the first place.
- The motorist did not drive with care at the time of the incident.
- The carelessness caused the accident.
- The accident resulted in your compensable damages.
What Will Your Pedestrian Accident Attorney Do to Resolve the Case?
The evidence and the elements of negligence likely won’t be enough to convince the insurers to compensate you fairly. Our lawyer will probably have to negotiate with the insurers for your damages and for a fair value of them. This may take some effort, especially if the insurers are unwilling to cooperate and compromise.
If our lawyer has to take your case to court, farmer & Morris Law, PLLC will file a lawsuit for you and present your case to a judge. Then, our lawyer will pursue a fair verdict with the judge. Before going to court, our lawyer can even hire experts, like an accident reconstructionist, to testify for you in court.
What Is the Deadline for a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in South Carolina?
Something else our lawyer will do for you is to prepare your case quickly in order to meet the filing deadline for a lawsuit. Even if you’re not considering a lawsuit, our Gaffney, SC, pedestrian accident lawyer will prepare for one in case a suit becomes your best option at a point.
In South Carolina, the filing deadline for a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death suit is generally within three years of an accident or a loss of life, according to S.C. Ann § 15-3-530.
Contact Us for a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Gaffney, SC
After a pedestrian accident, our lawyers can pursue damages for you. Potential compensation may help you find justice and closure. Our team has helped over 10,000 personal injury clients like you, and now we want to fight for you and your family.
Before you make any decisions, you can consult with us for free. During the consultation, we’ll review your case with you and advise on your possible options. If you decide to hire one of our pedestrian accident lawyers in Gaffney, our lawyer can work for you at no upfront cost to you. Contact Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC today for your free consultation.