Birmingham Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Pedestrians are generally the most vulnerable people on the road, and drivers have a duty of care to always yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street. Unfortunately, accidents involving vehicle drivers and pedestrians in Birmingham are relatively common, and pedestrians often suffer severe or fatal injuries in these accidents.
If you or a relative sustained an injury in a pedestrian accident with a vehicle in Birmingham, AL, the right attorney can help you recover your losses through a personal injury claim. Contact the Mitchell Law Firm, LLC today to schedule a free case evaluation and learn how we can help.
Why Choose Our Firm?
The decision to hire an attorney is an important step in your recovery after a pedestrian accident, and The Mitchell Law Firm, LLC has the experience, skill, and resources necessary to help you maximize your recovery.
- Attorney Michael Mitchell has more than a decade of experience handling all types of personal injury claims in the Birmingham area, including pedestrian accident claims.
- Our firm offers actionable, practical advice. We will not get your hopes up and will instead offer practical legal counsel and help you set realistic goals for your legal recovery.
- We understand how complex pedestrian accident claims can be and work diligently to ensure the most recovery possible for every client we represent.
- We take every case on a contingency fee agreement to ensure you can secure legal representation regardless of your ability to pay.
We understand how devastating the injuries from a pedestrian accident can be and want to help you recover. We also handle car accident claims. Visit our Birmingham car accident page for more information.
Why Hire a Birmingham Attorney for your Pedestrian Accident?
Your pedestrian accident claim may appear very simple at first; a driver hit you while walking, so the driver is liable for your injuries. This may seem easy to prove at first, but the defendant may attempt to deflect liability back to you or to another party. You also may not realize the full scope of compensation available to you or understand the full extent of your damages initially.
An attorney can help navigate the court system, gather evidence to support your claim, and assess the full potential value of your pedestrian accident lawsuit. Your attorney can also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, consult expert witnesses to provide professional insights into your case, and help navigate unique factors in your individual claim.
Common Types of Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham
Some pedestrian accidents occur when drivers fail to pay attention, drive under the influence, or speed. However, some pedestrian accidents occur partially due to the carelessness of the pedestrian. Drivers must ensure they do not hit pedestrians, even if a pedestrian crosses the street illegally, and in some states, this type of situation could cast partial liability on the pedestrian, potentially limiting his or her recovery. However, in Alabama any negligence on the part of the plaintiff would likely bar him or her from recovery entirely.
Alabama follows a contributory negligence statute stating that any plaintiff partially at fault for his or her claimed damages no longer has the right to economic recovery through a lawsuit. It is always in the best interests of pedestrians to walk legally and cross streets only when it is safe to do so to avoid facing liability and losing the chance of recovery through a personal injury claim after a pedestrian accident.
Winning Your Case
If you suffered an injury in a pedestrian accident and worry about potential liability and losing your right to recovery, an experienced Birmingham pedestrian accident attorney can help you determine your options for legal recourse and chances of securing an acceptable recovery. If you or a loved one need legal representation for a pedestrian accident claim in Birmingham, contact the Mitchell Law Firm, LLC today and request a free case review with one of our attorneys. Once we review the details of your claim, we can let you know what to expect from our firm’s legal services.