A pedestrian vs. car accident can be devastating and result in very serious injuries to the pedestrian that was hit. The injured has the right to recover damages for his or her injuries. The types of damages recoverable fall into the following four categories:
Medical expenses: If a negligent driver hits a pedestrian, the driver is liable for the pedestrian’s current and future medical expenses.
Lost wages: If the pedestrian misses work because of his or her injuries, the negligent driver must compensate the pedestrian. However, the damages may be higher or lower depending on the pedestrian’s type of work and level of income.
Pain and suffering: Determining the monetary value of pain and suffering is complicated. A court may award pain and suffering damages to an injured pedestrian through a personal injury lawsuit after the defendant is found liable.
Loss of quality of life: If an accident causes a pedestrian to give up his or her normal, everyday activities with their family and children, he or she can sue for loss of quality of life. The damages will vary depending on who the pedestrian is and his or her quality of life before the accident.
Do not wait to pursue the damages to which you are entitled. If you sustained injuries because of a negligent driver, we can help. We offer skilled representation backed by many years of experience in handling accident claims. We are prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call 203-541-0090.