An accident can happen in the blink of an eye. The time between a driver’s realization that a collision is imminent and the collision itself is almost nothing, and victims of these accidents may never even see the crash coming. This can often be the case in pedestrian accidents.
Being struck by a car, especially one that is moving at a high speed, can be incredibly painful for people who have no protection. If a person survives an accident, it is all but inevitable that he or she will suffer serious injuries that will require extensive medical assistance.
In these situations, the emotional, physical and financial cost of the accident can take an enormous toll on victims.
Emotional damages can involve depression and anxiety, which many victims experience after being seriously hurt. In regards to the physical damages, person’s injuries may be extensive and may never fully heal, which means they could continue to affect a person’s life long after a crash. Finally, the financial repercussions of missing work, emergency medical care, surgery and ongoing rehabilitation can be extraordinary.
Pedestrians who are hit by a car should know that they have the right to seek compensation for these and other damages. The lawyers at Mitchell & Shapiro know that securing financial redress from the driver or other negligent parties can be essential for victims of these types of accidents.
We can help pedestrians take legal action against the driver involved in the accident, whether that driver ran through a red light, failed to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk or otherwise operated a vehicle dangerously. Securing a financial award can’t undo the accident, but it can help victims and their families cope with the devastating aftermath of a crash.
For more information on how our law firm can help in filing a claim after a pedestrian accident, please visit our website.