Pedestrians have the right of way in all major intersections and you should have the upper hand in your personal injury lawsuit if you hire the right attorney to represent you in a pedestrian accident claim.
If you were involved in a pedestrian accident, it is important for you to gather as much information and evidence as possible in order to file a claim for any injuries.
Write down as much information about the accident as you can, what you were doing, the weather conditions, the time, etc…
Document all injuries, medical bills, costs sustained from this accident and any other losses such as wages
Photograph the area of where the incident occurred, your injuries, and if possible the other party involved
Contact an attorney in order to have the best chance at recovering any lost damages and compensation
If you were struck by a vehicle, there is a good chance that the driver was violating a traffic law whether it occurred in a crosswalk, sidewalk, parking lot or road. This holds the driver responsible for your financial damages.
In a pedestrian accident, you are eligible to recover the value of all of your expenses nd losses including:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost income
- Repair of personal property
- Pain and suffering compensation