Pedestrian Accidents

If you have been in an accident where you incurred injuries as the result of being struck by a vehicle, you might be wondering what compensation you are entitled to? Each year, thousands of incidents between automotives and pedestrians occur, usually as the result of reckless, negligent driving from intoxication, speeding, distracted driving, right turns through red lights, and blind corners caused by illegal parking. All of these circumstances prevent drivers from seeing pedestrians and undermine the safety of sidewalks and designated walkways.
When there is an accident involving a pedestrian and a car, the damages are disproportionately inflicted on the pedestrian resulting in serious injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, and amputations. The initial trauma can lead some victims to settle their case with the insurers before the extent of the injuries is realized and without knowing all that they are entitled to.

If you have been in an accident where you incurred injuries as the result of being struck by a vehicle, you might be wondering what compensation you are entitled to? Each year, thousands of incidents between automotives and pedestrians occur, usually as the result of reckless, negligent driving from intoxication, speeding, distracted driving, right turns through red lights, and blind corners caused by illegal parking. All of these circumstances prevent drivers from seeing pedestrians and undermine the safety of sidewalks and designated walkways.
When there is an accident involving a pedestrian and a car, the damages are disproportionately inflicted on the pedestrian resulting in serious injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain trauma, and amputations. The initial trauma can lead some victims to settle their case with the insurers before the extent of the injuries is realized and without knowing all that they are entitled to.

Pedestrian Accidents

As a pedestrian, you have the same rights as a motorist and are entitled compensation for:

 

  • Medical expenses (present and future)
  • Lost earnings and potential earnings
  • Emotional distress
  • Property damage
  • Other types of physical, financial, and punitive damages that result from the accident

 

 

All too often, pedestrians fall victim to insurers whose job it is to settle for least amount of compensation possible. To ensure that you receive all that is due to you, it is important to seek legal help immediately to collect evidence and accurately assess the severity of the situation. Savin & Bursk has years of experience with pedestrian accidents, and we know the impact an accident can have on a person’s livelihood. Call us today for a free consultation and don’t walk down the road of uncertainty alone.

Please call (818) 368-8646 for your FREE in person consultation.