Most people would agree that walking is a safer mode of transportation than traveling in a vehicle, yet each year thousands of pedestrians die from vehicle-pedestrian accidents. Thousands more die from property defects such as poorly maintained walkways, obstructions and debris, and other causes that contribute to injury and death.
As a pedestrian, you are likely entitled to recover damages if you are injured due to the neglect of another party, or your family may be entitled to recover damages if you die because of someone else’s negligence.
Steps To Take After a Pedestrian Accident
There are a few steps you should follow after you are involved in a pedestrian accident.
- Assess yourself for injuries and call 911. Even if you only feel bruised and a bit shaken up, some medical issues like concussions and internal bleeding are not immediately apparent. Best to get checked out.
- Take notes, exchange information, and look for witnesses. Write down details of what happened and where. If you don’t have pen and paper, use a recording device or app on your phone to note details. Get the name and number of the driver, and also of any witnesses. Make note of what is said. Again, recording details on your phone will provide accurate information.
- Collect evidence. Take pictures of the accident scene, your injuries and anything you think may be relevant. Also retain records of time lost from work for injuries or medical treatment, resulting in lost wages.
- Do not accept responsibility for the accident, and do not discuss it with others at the scene. You have been injured, and you should discuss what happened only with police, your attorney, and your insurance company.
How a Settlement Loan Can Help
Regardless of the circumstances, being the victim of a pedestrian accident can be traumatizing, physically, emotionally and financially. Having a reputable attorney working on your behalf will get the ball rolling toward a settlement for damages, but meanwhile, you still have financial obligations to meet. Even with the best lawyer, a settlement can take months, or even years. If your injuries have disrupted your career and are preventing you from earning a living, you will need some way of making ends meet while your case is resolved.
Cronus knows how devastating an unplanned episode like a pedestrian accident can be, and we are here to help people like you in ways that a bank or other loan cannot. We do not provide loans in the traditional sense. You will not have to repay the money if you lose your case. While your lawyer does their job of securing an equitable settlement for your injuries, we can help relieve the stress of unpaid bills. The application process is quick and easy, and once approved, you will receive funds as quickly as possible, sometimes within 24 hours.
If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident and have a lawyer working on your case, contact Cronus today, by phone or online, and get rapid relief from unnecessary financial stress due to loss of income.