Can I claim Compensation as a Pedestrian

Pedestrians hit by a vehicle can receive compensation if another driver’s reckless and negligent behavior caused the crash that led to their injuries. The majority of pedestrian accidents that result in legal cases rely on a theory of negligence. In other words, the injury victims have to prove that the driver or other parties are responsible for their injuries because their negligence resulted in the collision.

Injured pedestrians must prove the following four different aspects of negligence to support their claims for compensation:

 

Duty

All motorists owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and others on the road when they use cars. This legal duty requires drivers to follow traffic laws and drive in a generally safe manner for the benefit of others.

 

Violation of Duty

When a person drives in a way that is reckless or careless and causes a collision, that individual may have breached the legal duty of care. Likewise, breaking traffic laws or regulations can be strong evidence of a violation of the breach of duty.

Common examples of negligence in car accidents can consist of failing to stop at stop signs or red lights, speeding, and driving while intoxicated.

 

Proximate Cause

Injury victims also need to prove that the breach of duty by the driver directly led to the crash that caused their injuries. Basically, they have to give evidence that if the driver had not been negligent in driving, they would not have sustained injuries. There must be a clear connection between the accident and your injuries.

 

Damages

Lastly, injured pedestrians need to present evidence that they sustained injuries in the collision. Injury victims can document their injuries using medical bills, medical records, photographs, video footage, and various other forms of evidence.

 

Parties Who Might Be Responsible for a Pedestrian Crash

In many cases, the responsible party is the driver who caused the accident. However, if a collision involves multiple vehicles, one or more of the motorists could be at fault. Therefore, more than one person might be liable for your injuries in a pedestrian accident.

Third parties also may have liability when motorists hit and hurt pedestrians. For example, if the motorist was working at the time of the collision, such as a commercial delivery driver or a bus driver, the driver’s company might share liability for the resulting injuries. An employer is generally responsible for the acts of its employees, even if the employees are negligent.

Government entities also could be liable for their negligent employees who cause a collision while driving on the job. Like private companies, government entities can share liability for the acts of their employees.

 

Kinds of Compensation Available for Injured Pedestrians

Claims against drivers and other parties for injuries that you sustain in a pedestrian collision can consist of different things related to your injuries. Some common examples of damages in personal injury claims can include:

  • Costs for emergency medical services, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, and other types of medical treatment
  • Lost income if your injuries make you not able to work
  • Permanent scarring, disfigurement, and physical disabilities
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death damages if your loved one died from the accident

We can help you seek all available damages in your case, depending on the nature and extent of your injuries. A pedestrian hit by a car can get compensation for various accident-related losses, which might vary from one claim to the next.

 

The Best Pedestrian Accident Lawyers at First Law Group Can Assist You

We are here to evaluate your claim and gather the evidence needed to support your case for compensation against all liable parties. We can answer your questions, address your concerns, and work to build your claim for compensation so what are you waiting for visit best pedestrian accident lawyer at First Law Group.

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