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Pedestrian Accident Claims

Pedestrian accidents cause frustrations and shock to both the victim and loved ones. Watching your loved one suffer from the consequences of the negligence of another party is not easy. However, you need to be a strong support system for the injured person and that’s why you might need the help of an Anchorage attorney.

Pedestrian accidents can result in severe injuries or fatalities in extreme cases. Road accidents involving serious injuries can be costly to treat and rehabilitate and that’s why legal help is paramount. An Anchorage attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and help you initiate the process of getting compensation for injuries.

What is a pedestrian accident?

A pedestrian accident involves a pedestrian (walking person) and a vehicle, motorbike, or bicycle. You’ll likely be dependent on other people after a pedestrian accident and you’re worried about recovery. A victim might also wonder whether they’ll ever return to work and continue earning. Research shows that pedestrian accident survivors can be suicidal if they lack a strong support system and that’s why you should address the issue immediately.

Personal injury law can help to alleviate the typical challenges presented by pedestrian accidents. This law helps victims of injuries get the justice they deserve and ease the financial pressure. Injury claims are filed in civil courts where the plaintiff is required to prove the negligence and fault of the defendant to successfully recover damages.

Pedestrian accident claims can be tricky when the pedestrian is at fault and that’s why the help of an accident attorney is necessary. A pedestrian can be responsible for an accident in the following ways:

  • Crossing the road without assessing traffic;
  • Acting carelessly and negligently;
  • Walking in undesignated areas;
  • Wearing dark clothes at night.

Filing Pedestrian Accident Claims for Minors

Watching a child suffer thanks to a pedestrian accident can be traumatizing. Even underage children can recover damages for injuries resulting from a car accident. You might be forced to take time off work to seek justice for your child.

The recoverable damages in a pedestrian will be negotiated by your child’s lawyer and the defendant or their legal team–like in other injury claims. The factors to consider when valuing a pedestrian claim–whether the accident involves a child or an adult, include:

  • The severity of the injuries;
  • Medical requirements;
  • The permanence of the injuries;
  • Existence of disabilities, and others.

 

The plaintiff’s legal team must ensure that the offered award (damages) can comfortably cover current and expected expenses associated with the accident, including:

  • Medical costs;
  • Rehabilitation expenses;
  • Expenses related to ongoing doctor’s visits;
  • Expenses incurred to purchase assistive devices, such as wheelchairs, crutches, and others.

For adults, other recoverable damages can include:

  • Damages for loss of consortium;
  • Damages for loss of wages;
  • Damages for emotional distress;
  • Disability allowances;
  • Damages for loss of enjoyment of life, and others.

Victims of pedestrian accidents often suffer serious injuries and death in serious cases. You should contact an accident attorney to help you get the justice that you deserve.

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