What Damages Can I Recover if I’m Injured in a Pedestrian Accident?

Pedestrian accidents can have devastating consequences, leading to severe injuries and significant financial burdens. If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, it’s crucial to understand the types of damages you may be entitled to in order to maximize your final payout. Please contact a skilled personal injury attorney now if you were injured as a pedestrian. Injury victims deserve fair compensation for their losses.

Medical Expenses

The most immediate concern after a pedestrian accident is medical care. Victims can claim compensation for all related medical expenses. This compensation includes payment for:

  • Emergency Room Visits – Costs incurred for immediate treatment following the accident.
  • Hospital Stays – Charges for any necessary hospitalization.
  • Surgeries – Expenses for any surgical procedures required as a result of the injuries.
  • Rehabilitation – Costs for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other rehabilitative services.
  • Medication – Expenses for prescription drugs and medical supplies.
  • Future Medical Costs – Anticipated medical expenses for ongoing treatment and care.

Lost Wages

Injuries from pedestrian accidents often result in missed work, leading to lost income. You can claim compensation for both:

  • Lost Income, and
  • Reduced Earning Capacity.

As to the latter, this refers to compensation if your injuries prevent you from returning to your previous job or significantly reduce your ability to earn income in the future.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for pain and suffering addresses the physical pain and emotional distress caused by the accident. This can include payment for:

  • Physical Pain – Chronic pain, discomfort, and limitations caused by injuries.
  • Emotional Distress – Anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma resulting from the accident.
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life – Compensation for the diminished quality of life and inability to enjoy activities you once did.

Property Damage

If any personal property was damaged in the accident, such as clothing, electronics, or other belongings, you might be entitled to compensation for repair or replacement costs.

Disability and Disfigurement

Severe accidents can result in long-term or permanent disabilities and disfigurement. Compensation may be available for:

  • Permanent Disability – Compensation for long-term impairment that affects your ability to perform daily activities.
  • Disfigurement – Damages for permanent scars or disfigurement that impact your appearance and quality of life.

Loss of Consortium

Spouses or close family members may claim loss of consortium damages. This compensation covers the loss of companionship, affection, and support resulting from your injuries.

Punitive Damages

In cases where the at-fault party’s conduct was particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages might be awarded. These damages aim to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar behavior in the future.

Contact Justice Through Compensation for Help

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, please know that the law firm of Justice Through Compensation is here to help. Our legal team is skilled, experienced, and passionate in their representation. Let us shoulder the burden of an injury claim or lawsuit while you focus on healing from your injuries. Contact us today for the quality legal help you deserve.

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