Morgantown Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Millions Recovered for Clients in Monongalia County & throughout West Virginia
People on foot are simply no match for multi-ton vehicles. When pedestrians are hit by cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and other vehicles, they often suffer life-altering catastrophic injuries. And, sadly, many pedestrian-vehicle collisions end in death.
If you were struck by a car while walking or if your loved one was hit by a motor vehicle while on foot, we encourage you to reach out to our pedestrian accident lawyer in Morgantown as soon as possible for a free consultation. At Hayhurst Law, we provide personalized legal representation for clients throughout Monongalia County, as well as West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Attorney Eric Hayhurst has over a decade of legal experience and has recovered millions of dollars for injury victims.
Compensation in Pedestrian Accident Claims
Because people hit by cars and other vehicles tend to suffer severe injuries—including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and even internal organ damage—they typically require extensive medical treatment following an accident. In many cases, their injuries put them out of work for extended periods of time. And, of course, this is to say nothing of the immense physical pain and emotional suffering that accompanies such an incident.
By filing a pedestrian accident claim, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages, including but not limited to:
- Emergency medical care costs, such as ambulance fees
- Ongoing medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation therapy, and more
- Expenses for medical equipment, like wheelchairs, crutches, ramps, etc.
- Medications and pain management program costs
- Professional care costs for emotional damages (such as PTSD), including therapy services
- Lost wages/income from time taken off work to receive medical care or due to disability
- Reduced or lost earning ability if your injuries prevent you from working
- Non-economic damages, including pain and suffering, loss of life quality, and more
Additionally, the surviving family members of those wrongfully killed in pedestrian accidents may seek compensation for damages such as funeral/burial expenses, loss of support, loss of expected earnings, and more.
Understanding West Virginia’s Comparative Negligence Laws
Under West Virginia’s comparative negligence laws, injured individuals who were partially at fault for an accident may still recover damages, though the amount they can recover will be limited by the amount of fault they are determined to have. For example, if an individual illegally crosses a street (jaywalks) and is hit by a driver who failed to see the pedestrian because he was texting while driving, a jury may decide that the pedestrian was 20% at fault for the accident. If the pedestrian’s total damages amount to $10,000, she will only be able to recover up to $8,000 (the full amount, minus her 20% fault).
Hayhurst Law can help you navigate the complex personal injury process. Our pedestrian accident attorney in Morgantown is a skilled negotiator and aggressive litigator. We can help you fight for the full, fair recovery you are owed.
Reach out to Hayhurst Law today for a free consultation; call (304) 840-0999. There are zero fees for you unless we win.
He was always there for me.- Angela
Expertly guided me through the difficulties of a personal injury lawsuit.- Judy
I have always been impressed with his intellect and hard work.- Richard D.
I highly recommend his services for anyone looking for professional and efficient legal services.- Jessica E.
I am happy with the outcome and what he was able to accomplish on my behalf.- Tracy D.
$2 Million Wrongful Death Car Accident
Head-on collision between SUV and box truck.
$1.1 Million Car Accident - Spinal Cord Injury
$350 Thousand Medical Malpractice
$300 Thousand Car Accident
$225 Thousand Slip & Fall
Limit of Available Insurance Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
$125 Thousand Auto vs. Tow-Truck Collision
$122.5 Thousand Car Accident
$105 Thousand Slip & Fall
$100 Thousand Car Accident
Head-on collision involving a DUI driver.
We are prepared to do what it takes to get clients the recovery they deserve, including going to trial.
Accessible to Clients
Attorney Eric Hayhurst is committed to handling cases directly & making himself available to clients.
Successful Track Record
Eric Hayhurst has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts & settlements on behalf of the injured.
Committed to the Community
Native to West Virginia, Eric Hayhurst is dedicated to serving the injured throughout the community.
Trust your case to an aggressive and tenacious litigator with a successful track record of helping the injured. Attorney Eric Hayhurst is not afraid to go to trial and is dedicated to maximizing the compensation you deserve.