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Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Everett, WA


We’ve Received Compensation For Hundreds Of People. We Can Help You Too.

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are a common occurrence. However, you can take legal action if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence

Here’s what you need to know when looking for a pedestrian accident lawyer
  • Don’t settle for less than you deserve

  • What you need to know about pedestrian accidents in Everett

  • Why should I hire Rico Tessandore for my case?
  • How Rico Tessandore will help you in your pedestrian accident case

  • Understanding the law of negligence
  • What rights do pedestrians have?

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What if You're in a Pedestrian Accident?
If you’ve been in an accident as a pedestrian, the best thing you can do is hire a lawyer to handle your case. Hire an Everett Pedestrian Accident Attorney to make sure your insurance company doesn’t take advantage of you and that you get a fair outcome for your case.

If you’ve been in a pedestrian incident, the first thing to do is go to the doctor to assess any injuries you may have incurred during the event. However, it’s essential you don’t talk about the accident with anyone except your doctor and lawyer during this time.

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Our Firm’s History
As an Everett Pedestrian Accident Attorney, we’ll make sure your insurance company doesn’t deny you your rights. Rico Tessandore has a long history with the state of Washington, but especially Snohomish County, where he used to be president of the local Bar Association.

Currently, Mr. Tessandore is an arbitrator in both Skagit and Snohomish counties. Mr. Tessandore has enjoyed a successful career throughout the court system and even takes on pro bono work when he sees the situation fit.

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Pedestrian Accidents in Snohomish County

Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents are an all too common occurrence, especially in Snohomish. Just this year, there have been 128 reported pedestrian injuries from accidents in this county, with 23% of them resulting in serious or fatal injuries.

In 2019 there were 217 pedestrian accidents reported with a 13% fatality or serious injury rate. Compared to the other counties our law offices cover (King county, Skagit county, and Whatcom county), Snohomish County ranks second highest in all reported pedestrian injuries and accidents.

Statistically speaking, it’s much more likely for the elderly and children to be severely injured or killed in a pedestrian incident. An unfortunate statistic shows that the number of pedestrians killed in Washington has been on a steady increase, having more than doubled since 2013. With their increasing frequency, it’s clear you’ll need a lawyer who’s well equipped to handle pedestrian accident cases.

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Why Choose Us
If you choose an Everett Pedestrian Accident Lawyer, you’re choosing someone who has an intimate understanding of not only the law but the way insurance companies work. Mr. Tessandore, who grew up in King County, has unique experience in both personal injury accidents and civil law.

Mr. Tessandore wants the best for his hometown and surrounding counties, having worked for the Prosecutor’s Office before moving to a different firm and becoming intimately knowledgeable about the insurance industry. His time in the Prosecutor’s Office actually earned him a nomination for Attorney of the Year.

You can rest easy if you choose this Everett Pedestrian Accident Attorney because they know the tricks insurance companies play and won’t give in to their demands. They’ll help you get fair and just compensation for your pedestrian accident injuries. All you have to do is give us a call, and we’ll be more than happy to discuss your options with you.

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How an Everett Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Can Help
Most people in pedestrian accidents don’t realize the wide scope that automobile insurance actually covers. Auto insurance covers you and your family as pedestrians, but also when you’re in someone else’s car in an accident. Moreover, your policy can cover you during activities like biking, skateboarding, or rollerblading.

Depending on your accident’s severity, make sure you collect contact information from everyone involved, including bystanders. Their information will be important further down the line in your case. Also, again, make sure you don’t discuss the accident with anyone else but your doctor and lawyer.

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What the Law Says About Pedestrian Accidents

The laws regarding pedestrian accidents are instructions for pedestrians to follow to ensure their safety. Just like automobiles on the road, pedestrians must follow traffic signals unless directed otherwise by traffic officers or police officers.

Additionally, if sidewalks are available, pedestrians must use them when walking alongside the road. If not, pedestrians should always walk on the left side or shoulder of the road and walk towards the flow of traffic. If utilized correctly, drivers have to yield to pedestrians using sidewalks and crosswalks.

In fact, drivers must stop for pedestrians at all intersections to allow them to cross the road without injury when they are using a marked or even unmarked crosswalk. However, if pedestrians are crossing the street in an area without a crosswalk, they must yield the right of way to the automobiles that are moving on the road.

If for any reason, pedestrians or bicyclists have to move into traffic, it must be done in a careful manner. In fact, pedestrians cannot leave the curb so suddenly that it doesn’t give drivers a chance to stop their vehicle to avoid a collision.

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If You Followed These Laws, You Need Us
Perhaps the most important of all rules for pedestrians is the one rule drivers must follow at all times: exercising due care. Drivers have a legal obligation to make sure they drive safely, and if those laws aren’t followed, it leads to accidents. Drivers need to try to avoid hitting pedestrians at all times and can even use their car horn to alert the person if necessary.

If you followed all of these rules and still became the victim of a pedestrian accident, give us a call so we can discuss your options. Your insurance will probably cover more than you think, and you’re entitled to your fair share after suffering whatever injuries you’ve incurred.

Additionally, if you feel as though the driver that hit you wasn’t exercising due care, it’s important to reach out to our firm. We can get you the justice you deserve and make sure your insurance company doesn’t take advantage of you and your policy.

You’ve already been through enough by being in a pedestrian accident—let us ease some of the burden that comes with civil cases. Give our Everett Pedestrian Accident Attorney a call and let us work with you. You followed the law and still got hurt, so it’s time to get fair compensation from your auto insurance policy.

Rico Tessandore is a top notch personal injury attorney. Highly professional and extremely friendly and open. Always answered all of my calls, answered any and all of my questions. Rico is extremely knowledgeable and I would not want anyone else to handle my case. I have and will continue to recommend Rico Tessandore to all friends and family.

Artem D

I would highly recommend Rico Tessandore. He's responsive, knowledgeable, professional, ethical, and a pleasure to work with. Rico genuinely cares about his clients, and he works hard to get them the best possible outcome. I consulted with Rico after a tripping-and-falling incident. I had some medical expenses and wanted some advice. Rico listened to what I had to say and went to work for me. I can't thank him enough for all the work he did. He went way above and beyond my expectations. I can't say enough good things about him and his staff.

Becky S

Rico is amazing. Such an honest and down to earth guy. Tells you like it is and is fair. Give him a call and schedule a meeting, you wont be disappointed.

Lacey F

Rico represented me in a motor vehicle accident, which occurred just weeks before my wedding. I was injured, stressed, and felt like my life was unraveling. Rico listened to me, and was not just a wonderful attorney, but also a great friend throughout the process. Rico was a tremendous help to me and my family, and I am forever grateful. I could not have asked for a better attorney.

Sonya G

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