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Can pedestrians gain compensation after being struck by a vehicle?

Can pedestrians gain compensation after being struck by a vehicle?

Pedestrians have the right to file a lawsuit after being hit by a motor vehicle. When pedestrians are hit by a vehicle, they can be severely injured. They do not have protection against a vehicle. Motor vehicles are heavy and can gravely injure someone. They weigh tons and could crush an individual. When these accidents occur, the injured pedestrian may have to prove negligence on behalf of the driver that hit them. This driver may be held accountable for failing to uphold the standards of the road. They could have been distracted due to a number of reasons that led them to hit this individual. The injured individual may be able to gain compensation in the form of damages for their accident.

What are damages?

Damages are monetary compensation that can come as a result of an accident and subsequent lawsuit. These damages can be economic or non-economic. Economic damages can cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages and lost future wages. Since victims have become injured after these accidents, they may be out of work for quite some time. This compensation can keep them afloat while they are unable to work. Non-economic damages can help to provide for the pain and suffering that was endured as a result of the accident. This form of monetary compensation refers to the emotional turmoil that was experienced due to the accident. Victims may suffer greatly from emotional trauma after the accident. This may be able to provide for these circumstances. No amount of money can make the situation disappear, but it may allow you to get the help you need to recover from the accident.

These accidents can be life-changing for some individuals. Pedestrians can suffer major injuries. It is important to get the assistance you need when fighting for compensation. This compensation can be vital to your health. It can provide for better medical care and even emotional support. If pedestrians are killed in a motor vehicle accident, their family can file a wrongful death claim. This may be able to provide compensation to cover the cost of funeral and burial arrangements.

Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC is comprised of experienced personal injury, criminal defense, and family law attorneys. Our firm is proud to serve clients in Baltimore, Maryland. If you require strong legal representation that will fight to protect your future, contact the attorneys at Decker, Tychostup & Friedman, LLC to schedule a consultation.