Pedestrians have the right of way when crossing a street, and cars should look out for pedestrians to avoid accidents with them in public areas. Pedestrian accidents can cause serious injuries to those involved, including life-changing debilitating injuries. Automobile insurance companies will attempt to handle claims as quickly as possible, to settle the claim for their insured and close out their files. It’s important to retain legal representation from a pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after being in an accident. This is because these knowledgeable attorneys can take over the reins and speak on your behalf, as you take the necessary time to heal and recover from your injuries.
Injuries from Pedestrian Accidents
When a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, the damage to the person’s body can be serious. Some of the common injuries associated with pedestrian accidents include broken legs or ankles, road rash, back injuries, neck injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Immediately after enduring an accident, it’s essential to seek medical attention, as the emergency personnel are able to stabilize your injuries, decide as to what other treatments you need and generally assess your injuries as life-threatening or not. Also, these medical personnel are able to verify your losses and injuries, which will provide and document proof that your injuries were sustained because of the accident and negligence of the driver. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to constant rehabilitative care where the victim may be unable to work again or even walk at all for the rest of the person’s life. Additionally, brain injuries can come with memory loss, problems with other bodily functions, such as motor damage, and can affect the individual for the rest of his or her life. This major amount of care needed in the future based on an accident from being a pedestrian can be compensated for within the damages of a pedestrian accident lawsuit for a personal injury claim.
Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Some damages and losses that can be reimbursed or compensated for in a personal injury lawsuit pertaining to a pedestrian accident attorney include past or future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages or loss of economic opportunity, scars or disfigurement or other damages such as loss of consortium or companionship from a partner. A professional pedestrian accident attorney can help you understand your rights in regard to the negligent party’s insurance company, how to obtain a fair settlement for damages using negotiation and also how to find the evidence needed to prove the compensation you’re owed for your injuries.
Schedule a Legal Consultation with a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Today
Greg Baker, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, has years of experience helping those going through pain and suffering due to a pedestrian accident. They offer free legal consultations to those needing legal representation following an accident causing personal injury. To schedule a legal consultation, call the law office today in Clintwood, VA office at 276-926-7115; Wise, VA office at 276-321-8300, Whitesburg, KY office at 606-403-1222, or our Pikeville office at 606-766-2200. We serve all of Dickenson, Wise Counties along with other counties in Southwest Virginia, including Letcher County, Pike Counties and surrounding communities in South Eastern Kentucky.