Taking On Tragic Pedestrian Accidents
It’s never a contest when a car or truck strikes a pedestrian. Flesh and bone don’t stand a chance against an oncoming vehicle. That’s why car and truck accidents in which pedestrians are injured are so severe, and the need for compensation is so great.
At O’Malley Tunstall PLLC, of Raleigh, we stand up for injured pedestrians when they are knocked down. We seek maximum compensation for time lost from work, medical care, and the resulting pain and suffering the accident caused you.
Crosswalk Accidents ∙ Children Struck By Cars
Many times pedestrians do not survive being struck. For this we bring fatal accident lawsuits against the responsible party. Other times, the pedestrian injuries are not fatal, but they are catastrophic or permanently disabling. When this happens, we ask for more, to pay for a lifetime of care.
In cases where the driver showed utter indifference to other people’s well-being — by being drunk, by speeding, by playing with the radio buttons or applying makeup while driving — we seek punitive damages, above and beyond ordinary compensation.
Compensation For North Carolina Pedestrian Injuries
We have also asked for and were awarded damages by bar owners who allowed the intoxicated individual to drive away, and party hosts who allow friends to get drunk and send them on their way.
Seeking punitive damages, which sometimes doubles or triples the amount awarded by a jury, is the injured party’s way of saying no to those who would behave recklessly behind the wheel.
Contact O’Malley Tunstall PLLC
If you have been hurt as a pedestrian by an oncoming vehicle, or if you have lost a loved one to this kind of accident, give the Raleigh pedestrian accident attorneys at O’Malley Tunstall PLLC a call today at 252-823-2266, 919-277-0150 or 800-755-1987. Our lawyers want to hear the circumstances of your accident, and we offer a free initial consultation to assess the strength of your case.