Hurt In An Accident While Walking? You Could Be Entitled To Compensation

The number of vehicles on the road in recent years has made it increasingly more likely for pedestrians to be injured in an accident while walking. If you have been injured in an accident with a vehicle while out for a walk, then it's possible you could be entitled to compensation from either your insurance company or from the driver of the car that hit you.

It's important to contact a pedestrian accident injury attorney as soon as possible. If you are unable to talk to a lawyer, you can have your family members do so for you. 

Compensation For Medical Bills

Pedestrians who have been involved in an accident with a vehicle are often seriously injured, sometimes to the point where they need extensive medical care. It's possible that you may need professional care for some time while you recover from an accident as well.

Medical care can be expensive and often times insurance companies will refuse to pay what you are owed. You don't want to have to use too much of your savings to pay for treatment and medications that you might need, and a pedestrian accident injury attorney can help you file a claim with your insurance company to get what you are entitled to.

If your insurance company denies your claim, your attorney can file an appeal on your behalf. They can also take the driver of the vehicle to court to sue for compensation if it has been proven they were responsible for the accident. These funds can help pay for your medical expenses.

Lost And Reduced Wages

If you have to be hospitalized for some time, or perhaps your doctor recommends you don't work until you are fully recovered, you may lose months of wages that you can't afford to lose. A lawyer can file a claim with your insurance company or, they can take the driver to court to potentially recover some of those lost wages.

It's possible to gain compensation from another place too, for example, the driver could be a commercial driver and may have been working when they hit you. This could be an Uber driver, delivery person, or truck driver. If this is the case, your lawyer could also potentially sue the company they work for if the police deem their vehicle unsafe, a load on their truck was imbalanced, or the driver was not properly trained.

If you are able to work at some point once you have recovered but can't continue in your present job, and in fact, must face taking a lower-paid position, your lawyer can navigate the legal system to potentially get you compensation for those reduced wages.