Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Auburn, WA

If you have been struck by a motor vehicle as a pedestrian, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you. With likely severe if not catastrophic injuries, it is important that you be able to focus on healing rather than the aftermath of dealing with insurance companies.

Our pedestrian accident attorneys are on your side.

Under Washington law, an injured pedestrian has the burden of proving their claim against the at-fault driver.

Insurance companies will go to great lengths to discredit your claim. At Ayan Law Office, our attorneys will navigate the insurance process for you, establish liability and build a strong case against the at-fault driver to ensure you the maximum compensation you deserve.

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When Should I Hire a Pedestrian Accident Attorney?

Since you are reading this, the answer is likely NOW!  It’s always best to call an accident lawyer sooner rather than later, preferably as soon as possible after being injured in a pedestrian accident. Once hired, an accident lawyer cuts off all communication between you and the insurance adjuster to ensure that nothing you say can be used against you.  Insurance companies often pressure claimants into a quick settlement to avoid paying what you deserve. 

It’s also vital that you hire an accident attorney early so that we can investigate the accident, establish liability and preserve evidence.  Hiring a pedestrain accident lawyer as soon as possible will ensure that your legal rights are protected from the beginning and that we can fight for the compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.

Our initial consultations are free so you have nothing to lose.

The attorneys at Ayan Law Office have handled cases involving all types of injuries with some of the most common being:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Lacerations, burns and scarring 
  • Torn cartilage and ligaments
  • Vertebral disc injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Disfigurement

The insurance process can be especially complicated in pedestrian accidents.

In a car v. car accident, the liability provision of the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy provides compensation to injured car occupants. That same liability insurance covers an injured pedestrian.

However, there may be additional coverage for a pedestrian through the following sources of  auto insurance:

PIP provisions of the at-fault driver’s policy
PIP provisions in your own or a household member’s insurance policy
UM / UIM coverage in your own or a household member’s insurance policy

The attorneys at Ayan Law Office will find all sources of insurance available to you. We will ensure that you are treated fairly and that you get the personal justice and compensation you deserve.


Monetary awards, whether reached by settlement or awarded at trial, may include compensation for the following:

Economic damages:

Property damage, past & future medical bills, past & future income loss, and reduced earning capacity.

Non-Economic damages:

Pain & suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, disfigurement, disability and in some cases, loss of consortium.


Wrongful Death Law

If the injuries result in death, Washington law allows survivors of the deceased person to file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for their loss.  Family members who may be able to pursue a wrongful death action include:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Siblings or parents if they were financially dependent on the deceased

Our attorneys will ensure that all responsible parties are held accountable for the loss of life.


What Should I Expect After Hiring an Accident Attorney?

Our hope is that you will feel less stressed knowing that you can focus on your health while we focus on your claim. Your priority should be recovering from your injuries, not battling with an insurance company. 

Once hired, we will take over all communication with the insurance company.  Our attorneys will keep you informed and help you in any way we can.  We will take the time to understand how the injuries are impacting you and your loved ones so that we can fight for the maximum compensation that you are entitled to and deserve.  Your monetary award may be the result of rigorous settlement negotiations or awarded at trial. We won't stop fighting until you are satisfied.

Time Limit

The Washington statute of limitations for most (but not all) personal injury cases is 3 years.  This means that your claim must be settled or a lawsuit filed within 3 years of your injury or your case will be barred.  Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to ensure that your claim is not compromised.

Comparative Negligence

Under Washington law, you can recover compensation for your injuries even if you are partially at fault for the accident. Your monetary award will, however, be reduced by your percentage of fault. Our personal injury lawyers can help fight against a comparative negligence claim in order to maximize your compensation.

Trust the Experts at Ayan Law Office

We provide legal counsel in Kent, Auburn and Federal Way, WA and the surrounding communities.

Contact us for a free initial consultation to review your case. 

Please don’t make any statements or sign documents from insurance companies or other parties before speaking with an attorney.

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