With over 1,000+ cases successfully resolved, Rico Tessandore is the Everett pedestrian accident lawyer for you.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys in Everett, WA
EVERETT PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.