In Washington State, one in eight traffic deaths involves a pedestrian. In King County alone, an average of 26 people are fatally struck by cars each year. On a national scale, for every pedestrian death, an estimated 13 people suffer severe injuries resulting in permanent damage.
If a motor vehicle struck you or a family member while you were crossing the street or out walking, an inattentive driver is likely to blame. Our experienced Seattle pedestrian accident attorneys vigorously protect the rights of injured pedestrians in seeking compensation for their serious physical and personal losses.
Pedestrian Accident Lawyers in Seattle
The Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin represents clients in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, and throughout King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties. Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Seattle are dedicated to your recovery medically, financially, and emotionally. We not only pursue your insurance settlement or lawsuit, but take care of every legal issue, including helping you get access to proper treatment and making sure providers are paid.
Preserving Evidence and Witnesses Following Pedestrian Accidents
Our prompt investigation of pedestrian accidents enables us to preserve evidence and retrieve witness accounts while they are still fresh. In building your case, we seek to show that you were in the crosswalk or otherwise acting safely and legally, but the driver:
- Failed to yield the right of way (left turns, right on red without looking)
- Violated traffic laws (speeding, illegal turn, ran a stop sign)
- Was distracted (e.g., cell phone use, talking to passenger)
- Failed to take caution (driving through a residential or school zone)
Pedestrian Accidents Can Result in Serious Injuries
When not fatal, pedestrian accidents often result in permanent, catastrophic injuries requiring extensive rehabilitation, surgery, and perhaps a lifetime of care. We assemble a detailed and expert-documented life care plan that projects lost earning potential and future medical expenses. Our demand package also includes full damages for pain and suffering, lost quality of life, and family contributions.
Using Medical Experts and Pedestrian Accident Reconstruction Specialists
We invest in medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and other professionals as necessary if liability is disputed. Even when the insured driver admits fault for a pedestrian injury, Matthew D. Dubin's knowledge of insurance issues and talent in negotiations or litigation helps you in pursuing the maximum compensation available.
One client was hit by a pickup as it accelerated out of a parking lot. He suffered a crushed leg, two dislocated shoulders, and a head injury. We recovered a substantial settlement for this man, who required more than 6 months of rehab and several surgeries, still has memory problems, and remains severely limited in the type of work he can perform.
Contact a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Seattle Today!
Discover how our Seattle pedestrian accident lawyer can help in your pedestrian injury or wrongful death case. Call 206-462-4428 to schedule a free consultation. We can come to your home or hospital, and we are committed to our clients' well-being during the process of securing compensation.