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.