Delaware Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Get in touch with an experienced Delaware pedestrian accident attorney who can walk you through the personal injury claim process as you seek compensation for your injuries.

The injuries people suffer when involved in pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic—or even fatal. The force of thousands of pounds of metal can effectively destroy the human body. Those fortunate enough to survive often require extensive hospital stays and lengthy physical therapy in order to recover from their injuries.

Unfortunately, this usually means you’ll be unable to work and earn a living while you recover. Don’t end up in financial ruin. Get in touch with a seasoned Delaware pedestrian accident lawyer at Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor. We can help you obtain the compensation you need to support your standard of living while you heal.

Common Injuries Walkers Sustain

People who are injured by a motor vehicle while walking almost always end up with critical damages. Some of the most common pedestrian injuries in Delaware include traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, internal bleeding, organ failure, and broken bones.

When injuries are this severe, victims will typically require physical and occupational therapy, as well as mental health counseling, in order to learn how to live with the permanent effects of their injuries.

For instance, a pedestrian who has suffered brain damage might need to undergo therapy in order to learn how to speak, walk, or write again. In some cases, the damage is irreversible, such as with an amputation, and the injury victim will need to learn how to live life without the limb he or she had always relied on.

Who’s Liable in a Pedestrian Crash in Delaware?

In order for us to be successful with your Delaware pedestrian accident claim, we will need to establish who is at fault for your accident and, therefore, your injuries. Most often, the driver of the vehicle that struck you will be at least partially responsible for your damages. He or she could have been drowsy, drunk, or distracted at the time of the accident—any of which will make the driver liable in your case.

There are instances when the driver was doing everything he or she could to drive safely and an outside hazard or a problem with the vehicle caused the accident. If a faulty part, missing street sign, or debris in the road played a part in your accident, we will examine the liability of the local government road authorities and the vehicle parts manufacturer.

No matter who is named as the defendant in your claim, his or her attorney will more than likely attempt to make it appear as though you hold some liability for the accident. Due to modified comparative negligence laws, the defendant will be required to pay you less if you are found partially to blame for the accident.

For instance, if you were determined to be 10 percent liable, your award would be reduced by 10 percent. If you are found to be more than 49 percent responsible, you won’t be able to recover damages at all. Fortunately, your pedestrian accident lawyer in Delaware can make sure no undue fault is laid at your feet.

The Value of Your Pedestrian Injury Claim

The purpose of filing your claim is not only to bring the liable party to justice, but to recover as much as possible to cover the costs associated with your injuries and compensate you for your losses. Some of the most commonly sought damages include the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages and reduced future earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of companionship and love
  • Loss of household services

We will work with your physician to determine the extent and expected impact of your injuries to ensure that we calculate each and every damage so that you get the most out of your claim. You shouldn’t be expected to cover these costs or suffer more than you already have.

Hold the at-fault party accountable for his or her negligent actions by getting in touch with a capable pedestrian accident attorney in Delaware.

Contact a Delaware Pedestrian Accident Attorney

When you’ve suffered injuries after being stuck by a motor vehicle and need help holding the at-fault party financially accountable, reach out to an experienced lawyer at Barros, McNamara, Malkiewicz & Taylor. We will work diligently to secure the compensation you need to recover without financial strain.

You can contact a Delaware pedestrian accident lawyer at our office by calling 302-734-8400 or filling out the quick contact form below. Schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today.