Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit Timeline
The time it takes to resolve your pedestrian accident claim will vary from case to case. The at-fault driver, their insurance company, and your role in settlement negotiations are all factors that influence the timeline between accident and resolution. Additional factors that contribute to the timetable include investigating causation, assessing the value of your case, and collecting evidence.
If you or someone you love was a pedestrian injured in an accident, our team works hard to make your pedestrian accident lawsuit timeline straightforward. We explain each aspect of your case and each factor that affects the timeline. We also negotiate with the at-fault driver’s insurance provider to settle your case in a timely manner wherever possible.
Our Team Works Hard to Resolve Your Pedestrian Accident Case
To ensure your right to compensation is never in jeopardy, we make sure your case is filed in accordance with the statute of limitations found in S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530. If the statute of limitations expires, you could be left with no legal recourse to request compensation from the at-fault driver. The filing deadline entitles you to:
- Three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury case
- Three years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death case
Besides complying with the relevant statute of limitations, we also collect and organize evidence to support your right to recover and prove the value of your damages. Our personal injury team will help you hold the at-fault driver responsible for your accident-related financial damages.
Determining the Value of Your Case
While we understand that a speedy settlement offer can be tempting, our team helps you avoid accepting a swift, but flawed, offer by carefully collecting the bills, receipts, and estimates that prove the value of your case. According to S.C. Ann. § 15-32-210, you can recover these economic and noneconomic damages:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Applicable funeral and burial costs
- Property damage or loss
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Our team will determine the total value of your monetary losses and negotiate with the at-fault driver and their insurer. We also work closely with you and your family to reach a fair settlement and will even come to your home or hospital room if your injuries prevent you from coming to us.
Dealing with the Insurance Company
The at-fault driver’s insurance company will not be in a hurry to settle your case. When we represent you, we deal with everything insurance-related for you. That means we take care of all claim forms, settlement negotiations, and related paperwork. We also handle evidence collection because the evidence we present on your behalf can lead to a favorable settlement.
A finding of negligence means you are entitled to compensation from the driver who hit you. Your evidence file will include your official police report, witness statements, medical records, and proof of lost wages. Our team handles the at-fault driver’s insurer so you can avoid the stress of the myriad details you would otherwise have to cope with on your own. We manage these details so you can concentrate on your recovery.
For a free legal consultation, call 803-222-2222
Our Firm Makes Every Client a Priority
Clients we represented in the past advocate for our personal injury law firm by leaving reviews and recommendations like these on our client testimonials page:
- “My experience has been excellent! Very friendly compassionate investigator. The firm has its own medical staff to check you out…The investigator is always accessible and prompt in getting back to you to answer any and all questions. I would highly recommend this law firm!” – Rhonda Young
- “I have used them twice now for car wrecks. They are amazing. Very friendly, always answered my questions. They really helped every step of the way and kept me informed about what was going on in my case. Would definitely recommend them 100%.” – Shana Wilferd
We work hard to provide every client with an outstanding, supportive, and responsive experience. Our team members also make sure the at-fault party’s representative acts fairly and promptly resolves your case.
Contact One of Our Team Members Today
Our personal injury team can explain your anticipated lawsuit timeline if you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident. Find out how our car accident team helps you resolve your case in a timely fashion. Contact a member of the Anastopoulo Law Firm team today at (800) 777-7777.