How do pedestrian accidents happen? A negligent driver may have been speeding or driving recklessly. A driver may have been texting or distracted in another way. A driver may have been fatigued or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Negligent drivers often refuse to accept responsibility, but at Gervelis Law Firm, we hold them accountable.
We know that an injury from a Columbus pedestrian accident can affect you physically, emotionally and financially. You may need extensive medical treatment, home health care and months of follow-up appointments with doctors. Recovery may take months or even longer. You may be left with a permanent disability.
Our Columbus lawyers fight back against insurance companies
Insurance companies are supposed to help after you’ve been hurt in a pedestrian accident, but they like to make money. To keep their profits as high as possible, they’ll try to keep your payments as law as possible. They’ll question the seriousness of your injuries. They may even try to put some of the blame for the accident on you.
That’s not acceptable. Our attorneys know how insurance companies operate and we don’t put up with their tactics. We have the experience, knowledge and resources to build strong cases and fight back against insurance company attempts to limit your compensation.
Strong cases are built on facts. That’s why we investigate your accident ourselves. Our Rapid Investigation Team can often be on the accident site within 24 hours. We gather evidence, take photographs and locate witnesses. Our lawyers carefully review accident reports and medical records. We consult accident reconstruction experts, if needed.
The insurance company may make a lowball settlement offer. We believe that you should get the compensation you are entitled to receive and nothing less. Our Columbus lawyers are committed to helping you recover maximum compensation, either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict.
Committed to getting the best possible outcome after your Columbus accident
We seek compensation for all the damages you have suffered in your pedestrian accident. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses, any lost wages if you couldn’t work and other damages, such a disability or disfigurement and pain and suffering.
If you’ve been injured in a Columbus pedestrian accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as you can. Under state law, you have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action. But it can take months to build a case. Also, over time evidence can be lost or destroyed and the memories of witnesses can fade.
Learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced pedestrian accident lawyers. If we do represent you, there’s no fee or upfront costs to worry about. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us nothing unless we win.