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An accident can alter the course of someone’s life forever. Pedestrian accidents are particularly frightening, as pedestrians are extremely vulnerable when it comes to accidents involving motor vehicles. Even if hit at relatively low speeds, an accident can spell absolute disaster or even death for a pedestrian.
Personal injury victims, especially pedestrian victims, can be entitled to significant compensation to cover the costs of their injuries and lifestyle interruptions. Read more below on pedestrian accidents, compensation, and hiring an experienced personal injury attorney.
Defining pedestrians and pedestrian accidents
Pedestrians are defined as people traveling on foot, typically along a road. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents can happen for a number of reasons ranging from dangerous lane changing to speeding to distracted driving to reckless driving. In addition to civil action, it’s possible that drivers who cause pedestrian accidents may be charged criminally.
What to do after a pedestrian accident
After an accident, it is crucial to seek medical attention, even if it doesn’t immediately seem like an injury has occurred. A medical professional will be able to conduct tests to make sure internal injuries haven’t occurred and will be able to provide the necessary care. In the event that you’ve witnessed a pedestrian accident, call 911 immediately so the victim is able to get medical care as soon as possible.
Potential compensation for pedestrian victims
Like many other personal injury claims, compensation can potentially cover medical bills, hospital visits, costs of medication, lost wages, emotional distress, and more. In the dire instance that a pedestrian has been killed, his/her family can file a wrongful death claim and may be entitled to compensation.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney
Victims of a pedestrian accident can file a personal injury claim. When in an accident, especially if you’re a victim of a pedestrian accident, it’s crucial to enlist the help of an experienced personal injury attorney if you decide to pursue legal action. A lawsuit and potentially a trial can be extremely daunting and highly difficult to navigate alone. An attorney will fight for your deserved compensation and knows exactly how to prepare you for the process.
As you search for the right personal injury attorney, be sure to have questions prepared for the consultation and seek out an attorney that has experience specifically in pedestrian accidents. The right attorney will have the appropriate expertise and serve as your advocate throughout the entire process.
Why you should call Brooke Boltz if you’ve been injured
As a seasoned personal injury attorney with a passion for helping clients, Brooke Boltz is no stranger to winning. Brooke knows how difficult and agonizing it is to be a personal injury victim, and she works tirelessly for her clients so they win the compensation they deserve. Brooke’s priority is helping her clients move forward and get their lives back on track.
Boltz Legal is here for you. Schedule a free phone consultation today.