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...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Was Your Dog Hit By a Negligent Driver?
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
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:
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How to Prepare for Your Case Review
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
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.
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