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Pedestrian Accident Attorney

Getting hit by a vehicle while you're walking or biking can be a life-changing personal injury. 

The pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev can secure compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. 

Our Rockville, Maryland, law firm offers free consultations and works on a contingency basis. Book your free case review today...

Clients in Maryland, Washington D.C. & Beyond Recommend Our Rockville, MD, Attorneys

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Leo Rozenblat

2021

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I have great expirience with this company. Very reliable, highly professional andt treat you as a human, not as a client. Highly recomend. Many thanks to all of them, wno helped me with my case.

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Joy Arellano

2020

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I had a very good experience! All I had to do was go to physical therapy and rest while they worked on my case. Very good outcome too! Everyone is very responsive and they keep you up to date!

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Pedestrian Injuries and Deaths  Happen All Over the Baltimore - Washington D.C.  Area 

The Urban Institute has provided a sobering picture of pedestrian safety in Washington D.C.: In 2015, a pedestrian or cyclist died every 21 days within the city. In 2021, a pedestrian or cyclist died every 18 days in Washington D.C..

In the Baltimore area, 66 pedestrians were killed in accidents in 2021. In October 2021, there was a peak of 169 pedestrian crashes.  

For pedestrians in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. metro area, car accidents and personal injuries are unfortunately common events. 

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Motor vehicle operators must follow all traffic laws and can be held accountable if they caused a pedestrian accident. Our lawyers are here to make sure victims achieve the justice they need and deserve.

Why Clients Choose Our Attorneys

The pedestrian accident lawyers at Greenblatt & Veliev have represented numerous clients who have been injured in car accidents. At our Rockville, Maryland, law office, clients can expect:

No Upfront Costs

Working on a contingency basis, our attorneys only get paid if a settlement or verdict in your favor is achieved. We'll review your case for free, so there is no risk in consulting our firm.

Attorneys Who Get Results 

We've secured a $300,000 settlement for the victim of a bicycle accident. This is just one example of the restitution we have helped collect for victims of car accidents and other negligent acts.

Prestigious Recognition

Our lawyers have been recognized in the annual Super Lawyers list for Maryland and Washington D.C. for three consecutive years. This honor is given to the top 5% of all attorneys in the area. 

Service in Multiple Languages

Our team can communicate in Spanish, Romanian, Azerbaijan, Russian, and Polish. We give our clients the individual time and attention they deserve, and will communicate in your preferred language whenever possible. 

Rules and Regulations for Pedestrians In Baltimore, Washington D.C., and Beyond

Like motorists, pedestrians have a right to travel in public safely, but they must abide by certain rules of the road. 

Some pedestrians may assume they always have the right-of-way when it comes to motor vehicles. This is not true. In some circumstances, motor vehicles have the right-of-way over pedestrians. Walkers, runners, and bicyclists in Maryland and Washington D.C. should follow these laws to stay safe:


Obey all traffic signals


Use marked crosswalks when they are available


Walk on sidewalks where they are present instead of the road


No crossing intersections diagonally, unless directed by a traffic controller (usually a police officer)


If you think you broke some of these rules and are partially responsible for your pedestrian accident involving a motor vehicle, you should still contact our Rockville, MD, law office. We will conduct a free case review to determine if you have a case against the driver.

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Rules Motorists Must Follow For Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety 

Motorists should give the right-of-way to those crossing marked and unmarked crosswalks


Drivers cannot park or stop on crosswalks


Drivers must yield to pedestrians on sidewalks, even if the sidewalks go over an alley or driveway


Bike lanes are for bikes only


Drivers must exercise due care to avoid all potential collisions 


While there are instances in which drivers have the right-of-way over pedestrians and bicyclists, motorists should exercise extra caution to avoid causing injury or death to pedestrians and bicyclists on the roads and sidewalks. 

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Was Your Dog Hit By a Negligent Driver?

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People aren't the only victims of pedestrian accidents involving negligent drivers. If your dog was hit by a negligent driver during your walk, our pedestrian accident lawyers can hold the driver and their insurance company responsible for any injuries your dog suffers. Contact our Rockville, Maryland, office if your dog was hit by a motor vehicle. 

What Our Pedestrian Attorneys Can Do For You If You've Been in an Accident 

Establish Fault 

Our Rockville, Maryland, law office works with medical professionals and accident reconstruction specialists to help establish who was at fault for your pedestrian accident. We can pursue compensation on your behalf by proving that the driver was negligent and could have prevented the accident. 

Deal With Insurance Companies

Insurance companies are notorious for providing inadequate compensation after an accident, if they provide any at all. In many cases, they will try to collect a statement from you that could be used to portray you as being responsible for your own injuries. If they reach out to you, don't tell them anything—instead, direct them to us. Our lawyers handle insurance companies regularly and will take these companies to court if needed.

Collect the Restitution You Deserve

If you've been injured in a pedestrian accident by a motor vehicle, or if you were hit by a car while riding a bicycle, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional damages, and more. Our personal injury attorneys can pursue maximum compensation so you can recover from your pedestrian accident and move on in your life. 

Our Attorneys Bring the Truth to Light So You Can Collect What You Are Owed

Maryland and Washington, D.C. are two of only five jurisdictions in the nation that operate under the concept of contributory negligence. That means that even if you are found to be just 1% at fault for your own injuries, you have no right to compensation. With this in mind, it's easy to see why the responsible party's lawyers will be looking for any possible way to prove negligence on your part.

Don't let a desperate legal defense strategy leave you shouldering the burden of astronomical medical bills, a reduced capacity to work, and other devastating losses.

If you were in a pedestrian accident, request a free consultation or call:

(301)251-8776

"They will take great care of you." Clients Recommend Our Rockville Attorneys

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Tamera Sample

2021

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I would like to express my experience with this group . They were so responsive met all my needs, was in constant contact.Kudos job well done !! Highly recommend.

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Lorraine Packett

2022

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Virginia Tehrani and the team at Greenblatt & Veliev are outstanding. They know the business and will take great care of you when you need it most!

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How to Prepare  for Your Case Review

When you schedule a free case review at our Rockville law office, you can start preparing by doing the following:

Collect Any Evidence Related to the Accident

If you happened to gather any photos or videos of the accident or the circumstances of it, please bring them for us to examine. If you gathered any contact information from eyewitnesses, we need that information as well. Meanwhile, if you have evidence such as a damaged bicycle or other personal property, that can also be important to your case. If you are able to easily bring these items to your consultation, please do so. Otherwise, we can arrange to pick up any items that are not easily transportable.

Gather All Medical Documentation

If you haven't been evaluated by a medical professional after your accident, our lawyers recommend you receive a medical evaluation immediately. A report from a medical professional detailing any injuries you sustained from the car accident can strengthen your claim for compensation. If you have seen a medical professional, we recommend you continue any ongoing physical therapy and follow-up visits. Even if you think you don't need further treatment, it is imperative that you keep all appointments. Some injuries take time to reveal themselves.

Don't Discuss Your Case with Third Parties

After your accident, you can expect to be contacted by the driver's insurance company. Do not admit fault and do not accept any settlements offered by the insurance company. It's in their best interest to offer you as little as possible for your losses, or to absolve their client of all liability by proving that you are in some way responsible for your own injuries. You should also abstain from saying anything at all about your case on social media. Your words could be easily twisted or misconstrued and used against you in your case.

If Your Loved One Was Killed You May Have a Wrongful Death Case

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Being struck by a motor vehicle even at low speeds can be fatal. If your loved one was killed in a pedestrian accident or while bicycling, our attorneys are ready to represent your case. 

Dealing with the death of a family member is difficult under any circumstances. The last thing you want to do while you're grieving for someone is to deal with insurance companies and mounting losses. 

Let Greenblatt & Veliev handle your wrongful death case while you recover. Settlements and jury awards from wrongful death cases can cover funeral expenses, loss of wages, emotional damages, and more. 

More Reviews Of Our Rockville Law Firm
 

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Keshia Patterson

2018

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I do appreciate the care and patience that Mr. Greenblatt and Mr. Veliev have shown to me over the months. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case.

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Marcell Crockett

2019

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Great experience easy process and prompt with settlement and well satisfied with the amount Mr Ellnur was great lawyer. The law firm overall was a great customer service

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Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC

Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia. Our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, and use this knowledge to serve you. Our professional affiliations and memberships include:

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of D.C.
  • America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys

Contact our offices for a free consultation online, or by calling: (301) 251-8776

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