Bernard Tully Personal Injury Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700
There are 3 ways insurance companies try to screw you out of money for your injured pedestrian car accident. There’s no rhyme or reason to these, but we hear it every day.
Not Paying Attention
The 1st thing they say is that you were not paying attention and that’s the real reason why you got hit by a car. They make you a double-victim by saying you are the one at fault for this. They try to spin it by stating, “If you were paying more attention, none of this would’ve happened”. Is this crazy or what? However, that’s what the insurance companies do because they want to lessen the value of your case.
Not in the Crosswalk
2nd, they often say you were not in the crosswalk. If you were in the crosswalk, you are in a really good situation because the law says cars have to yield to you. Nonetheless, even if you weren’t in the crosswalk, that’s not the end of your case! There might not have been a crosswalk in the area or the driver could have not been paying attention because they were on their cell phone. If they hit you and that’s what caused your back injury, well guess what? You’re still entitled to compensation!
Not Truthfully Hurt
The 3rd thing they tell injured pedestrian is that you were not really hurt. Even if you have records that show you were hurting, the insurance companies like to say is, “Well, they didn’t go by ambulance when they left the scene”. That doesn’t matter. What does matter is that three hours later, you were driven to the emergency room by someone because the pain started later. With this, they will also bring up that the police report might say the person at the scene said you weren’t feeling that bad. What we try to argue is what any person’s normal reaction is when they fall or are hit by a car and are hurt. Typically, the person who gets hit, says they’re okay and try to brush it off.
That’s what these insurance companies do to try to screw injured pedestrians out of $. They are not on your side and they want to keep their money. Our job is to be an advocate for you to try to level the playing field. We are going to fight for you.
Our main focus is honesty. We always preach it. We are passionate about trying to help any injured person or family member with their case. Questions about the blog? CALL US!
Bernard Tully Allegheny County Pedestrian Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer. Phone: 412-281-8700 and 1-800-518-0050