When should you contact an attorney or get help after a pedestrian accident?
You have the issue of impact with the vehicle, impact with the street and sometimes both. Care should be sought out immediately after a pedestrian accident. Many times pedestrians are knocked down or they hit their head on the street or sidewalk, so there is a greater risk of head injury or brain damage. So, the time to seek treatment is immediately lest injuries are allowed to worsen from neglect, and the time to seek an attorney is right away to begin protecting your rights. Remember, the insurance company begins to build its case against you immediately following an accident.