Walking is a popular mode of transportation in and around Everett, Washington. However, pedestrians in this community are at risk of accidents that can significantly impact their finances, employability, quality of life, and more due to the negligence of motorists and other parties. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident and believe someone else is responsible, seek legal advice from a qualified pedestrian accident attorney in Everett, such as Kelby Derenick at the Snohomish County Injury Attorney.

Everett Pedestrian Accident: What You Need to Know

According to the Washington Department of Transportation Crash Data portal, 168 pedestrian accidents occurred in Snohomish County in 2021, with 13 resulting in loss of life. Negligent drivers often cause pedestrian accidents by engaging in dangerous behaviors such as distracted driving, speeding, driving under the influence, failing to use headlights, failing to yield the right-of-way, and driving while drowsy.

Seeking Compensation After a Pedestrian Accident in Everett, WA

Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to serious injuries when involved in accidents. Without features such as seatbelts, airbags, and a vehicle’s metal frame, the odds of suffering severe injuries are high. You may be entitled to compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering, if the actions or negligence of another party caused your accident.

You may also be eligible to receive compensation for future losses. For example, if you’re injured in a pedestrian accident, the nature of your injuries may be such that you require ongoing care throughout your life. The amount of compensation you eventually receive should account for this.

To pursue compensation, you must file a claim with the negligent party’s insurance. If the insurance company refuses to offer fair payment, or if the negligent party isn’t insured, you may need to go to court. A skilled Everett pedestrian accident lawyer can help you navigate this process and answer any questions you may have. They can also apply their expertise to help you with such tasks as determining an appropriate “dollar value” for non-economic losses, determining how much compensation you may deserve for future losses/damages, etc.

How an Everett Pedestrian Accidents Lawyer Can Help

Pursuing compensation after a pedestrian accident can be a complex process. A pedestrian accidents lawyer in Everett, such as Kelby Derenick, can assist you by handling the following tasks:

  • Investigating the accident
  • Determining who caused the accident
  • Gathering evidence to prove negligence and injury
  • Filing a claim with supporting documentation of your economic and non-economic losses
  • Negotiating for an appropriate settlement with the insurance company if they refuse to offer a fair one initially
  • Allowing you to focus on your recovery

With over ten years of experience, Kelby Derenick is well-equipped to provide effective representation and help you move forward after a pedestrian accident. Contact the Snohomish County Injury Attorney online or call us at 360-965-8251 to learn more about your legal options.

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If you have suffered injuries from an accident in Snohomish County, your next step after getting necessary medical care should be to contact a trusted attorney. Our law office is here to give you the peace of mind you need by speaking with someone who not only understands the ins and outs of personal injury law, but someone who cares about your situation. It all starts with scheduling a free consultation by calling us at (360) 965-8251 or filling out the form below.

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