Have you been struck by a car or other motor vehicle?
When a driver crashes into another car, both drivers and all of the passengers are protected in some way. Even if they aren't wearing a seatbelt, they are still surrounded by airbags, cushioned seats and strong metal. When a driver crashes into a pedestrian, that pedestrian has no protection at all. Without any protection, it is not surprising that in Virginia during 2010, even though pedestrians were involved in only 1.3% of all crashes, 10.3% of all traffic fatalities were pedestrians.
The extremely vulnerable position that pedestrians are in can leave them open to serious injuries and death if they are struck by a negligent driver. Fortunately, injured persons can recover money from the negligent driver to pay for their medical bills and compensate them for their pain and suffering. However, even though it might initially seem clear that it was the driver's fault, the law in Virginia is that the injured pedestrian cannot recover any money when she did something to contribute to the accident. If you or someone you care about was a pedestrian that was struck by a car, the driver of that car might try to escape paying compensatory damages by claiming that the pedestrian contributed to the accident. If the driver is successful, he could walk away without paying you anything, leaving you with medical bills to pay for an accident that you may not have caused. In almost all cases, the driver will be represented by lawyers paid for by his insurance company to give him the best chance of getting away without paying you what you deserve.
To ensure that you get what your claim is really worth, you need lawyers who will fight back against the insurance company on your behalf. The lawyers at Bucci & Dix are here for you. They are trial lawyers who actually try cases and who are comfortable in the courtroom. This means they won't get bullied by the insurance company into settling your claim for less than it is worth.
If you or someone you care about has suffered injuries as a pedestrian from being struck by a car, call the lawyers at Bucci & Dix today for experienced, aggressive and persistent representation.