Legal Help: Getting Hurt on the Street
Many retailers start working early in the year to ensure that their Black Friday sales will really kick off their holiday season. They work hard to create door busters that will attract the crowds to their store. What they do not realize is that their efforts to create crowd frenzy, combined with the overstocking of their stores, may be doing more than kicking off their sales. The stores may be kicking off their liability for potential personal injury lawsuits.
There are many times when the situation surrounding an accident becomes too confusing for a simple court decision. Accidents in rural areas or in unorganized road systems can create a question of fault that isn't easily answered. By taking a deeper look into the accident situation and the background mobile device activity that can be discovered, you can paint a more accurate picture of what could have happened and who may have been at fault.
I never gave a lot of thought to needing a lawyer until I was injured while walking down a sidewalk. The accident happened when a biker decided to use the sidewalk instead of the street, and plowed into me as he turned a corner.
What followed was a lesson in what is involved with pedestrian accidents. I found a traffic attorney who took my case, and she was able to obtain a settlement that covered the legal fees and my medical bills.
If you have been injured through the negligence of another party, you do need legal representation. Keep reading and I'll share how I found the right lawyer and what we did to ensure that my rights were fully protected in a court of law.