Being struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian can have devastating effects. Pedestrian accidents can result from distracted or negligent driving. In such cases, you can pursue compensation from a liable party.
Our Shelby pedestrian accident lawyer at Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC can help.
How Our Shelby Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Will Fight For You
We’re a team of six attorneys across four offices in North Carolina and South Carolina. Our team may be small in numbers, but we’ve already represented over 10,000 clients in a wide variety of practice areas.
Whatever type of case you’re looking to file as a result of your pedestrian accident, we’ve likely handled one with similar circumstances.
See What Our Clients Have To Say About Us
Despite being a firm of just six attorneys, we’ve served over 10,000 clients in a variety of practice areas. They’re consistently pleased with the results of their cases as well as the way we communicate with them through every step.
“One phone call, one small fee and the absolute best customer service I have ever experienced. I was assured of the results before I ever paid a dime. My ticket was dismissed and so zero points on my DL. I have never been treated this good. Thank you Ms. Davies. I would recommend you to any and all I KNOW as the BEST attorney in the business,” —Doug, previous client.
Is Hiring A Lawyer For A Pedestrian Accident Case Worth It?
Sometimes victims of pedestrian accidents are already dealing with costs from the accident and possible physical pain, which has made their life more difficult, and they’re not sure if they’ll be able to afford a lawyer.
While hiring a pedestrian accident lawyer doesn’t guarantee that you will have a favorable outcome for your case, it does mean that professionals will handle your case for you while you focus on recovering from your accident.
We’re Willing To Work With You To Make Legal Representation More Affordable
We offer a free consultation, so there’s no cost for you to have an honest discussion about the details of your case and likely outcomes. We pride ourselves on keeping our clients in the loop throughout the process and making sure all of their questions are answered.
If you’re tentative about getting legal representation for your pedestrian accident case, then at least come in for a consultation before you make up your mind. Your health and finances are worth at least looking into legal representation so that you can hopefully recover damages to help pay for the costs of your accident.
Our Pedestrian Accident Attorneys Go Above And Beyond
With mounting costs, you want to have responsive legal representation, and that’s what you’ll get with our firm. We have two personal injury attorneys, Mark Morris and Hannah Davies, along with a team of paralegals.
Mark was voted Best Attorney of Rutherford County every year from 2011 to 2021. Hannah is considered one of the ten best lawyers in North Carolina for handling personal injury cases by the National Association of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Types Of Recoverable Damages For Pedestrian Accidents In Shelby
Recoverable damages are the payments you may be able to receive from the liable party in the accident. The amount you’d be able to pursue would likely depend on the details of your case and the costs that you’ve had.
We can try to recover damages to help you pay for any cost so long as it was caused by your accident. For example, if you were injured in an accident, then you may have medical bills in the form of doctor visits, stays in the hospital, medication, physical therapy, and many other possible costs. We would fight to get you compensation for these costs.
Recoverable damages don’t just apply to costs but also to earnings you missed out on. If your accident caused you to take time off of work and lose wages, then that is a sum we could pursue as well.
What Makes A Party Liable For A Pedestrian Accident?
The liable party is the person or people responsible for the accident because of their negligence or recklessness. Not every accident has a liable party because sometimes accidents just happen even if everyone is attentive and following the law.
If you were struck by a vehicle, then that driver could be considered liable if they were distracted or committed traffic violations. Some examples of how a driver could be liable for a pedestrian accident include:
- Texting while driving
- Running a red light
- Not using their headlights when necessary
- Driving while drunk
- Driving while using drugs
Begin Your Pedestrian Accident Case Immediately
If you were a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle, then you’re likely considering legal action because you’ve sustained bodily harm. The statute of limitations in North Carolina for personal injury lawsuits is three years, according to G.S. § 1-52.
The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time after an incident has occurred that a given state allows for someone to file a lawsuit. If you suffered a personal injury in North Carolina, then you have three years after the accident to file your case.
Call Us Today To Discuss Your Pedestrian Accident Case
Once again, we offer a free consultation. Call us today to discuss your legal options. We can explain how our personal injury lawyers can help.