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Unlike other types of accident, a pedestrian accident often results in devastating injuries. As a pedestrian, you only have the clothes on your back protecting you from potentially fast moving 2-ton vehicles. Pedestrian accidents typically involve significant injuries, making them much more complicated and costly for the injured victim.

If a careless motorist has injured you, you may wonder what to expect from an injury settlement. At Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC, we want to help you understand how an attorney determines the value of your case and what you can expect in terms of compensation for your financial losses.

Compensation Available in Pedestrian Accident Cases 

In Virginia, you have several avenues for pursuing compensation following a pedestrian accident. You can file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider, or you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. As a pedestrian, you have rights. An attorney can help you understand those rights and explain which path forward offers the best chance at a favorable resolution. 

Depending on the circumstances of the accident and the severity of your injuries, among other factors, you may be able to pursue compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent impairment
  • Future medical expenses
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Humiliation and embarrassment
  • Damaged property

Never accept insurance money without first consulting with an experienced Virginia pedestrian accident attorney. Most initial offers are far below the fair value of your claim. By accepting an offer, you may also be signing away your legal rights, leaving you with no recourse for recovering the money you deserve. 

What Is the Average Pedestrian Injury Settlement in Virginia?

As an individual injured in a pedestrian accident involving a careless motorist, it is natural to want to research the average pedestrian injury settlement. Evaluating the average pedestrian injury settlement could give you more insight into the potential value of your claim, making you less vulnerable to settling with an insurer for less than what your claim is worth.

However, compensation recovered from pedestrian settlements varies wildly. It is impossible to estimate the value of your claim from online research or plug-and-play settlement calculators. 

Every pedestrian accident case is unique. The specific circumstances of the accident and the severity of a person’s injuries are two factors that can significantly impact the value of a pedestrian accident settlement. Is your case average? Do you want to settle for an “average” settlement even if your financial losses far outpace the losses of other pedestrian accident victims? 

Securing legal assistance following a pedestrian accident is vital. At Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC, we don’t believe in settling for average, and we don’t think you should either. Our legal team works hard to calculate the fair value of your case based on all the evidence in your case. With facts in hand, we’ll build a compelling case seeking maximum compensation for your injuries and financial losses. 

Do You Have Questions about a Culpeper Pedestrian Accident? Reach Out for Legal Help Today 

At Davies, Barrell, Will, Lewellyn & Edwards, PLC, we use our negotiating expertise and litigation skills to help you recover maximum compensation after a pedestrian accident. The last thing on your mind should be worrying about how you will cover the cost of your medical treatment. While you focus on recovering, we build a strong case on your behalf. 

Set up a free legal consultation today to discuss your situation. Contact our Culpeper office today by calling (540) 825-6000. 

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