Unfortunately, pedestrians may be involved in an accident with a motor vehicle. This can cause terrible injuries to the individual. Since they are unprotected and a vehicle weighs tons, it can cause serious injuries to a pedestrian. Drivers may not be operating their vehicle in the safest manner. For these cases, pedestrians have the opportunity to press charges against the responsible party. If the driver was operating the vehicle in a reckless manner or was not aware of their surroundings, the pedestrian may be able to prove negligence on behalf of the driver. Human error can be the main cause of these accidents. By proving negligence in these cases, it may entitle the pedestrian to receive compensation for their accident. Compensation can be the form of economic damages. These damages can help contribute to the expenses that have piled up due to medical bills. They may also be able to pay for lost wages and lost future wages. Compensation may also be in the form of non-economic damages that can help provide comfort for your pain and suffering.
Do I have to prove negligence?
Negligence needs to be proven in order for the pedestrian that was harmed to receive damages from the lawsuit. This negligence can show that the driver was not driving to the best of their ability and did not pay attention to the road. They may have been distracted by their phone or bad weather could have played a factor. Sometimes a third party may be involved in the situation, such as a municipality. When filing for these personal injury lawsuits, it is important that it is done within two years of the incident. If you do not file after this period of time, you may not be able to pursue the case. When these cases are pursued, the injured individual has the opportunity to gain damages.
Pedestrians should acquire legal counsel in order to better prepare themselves for this situation. They should know their rights in order to gain damages that can aid them in the future. Their injuries sustained from the accident may be long-term. Compensation form the accident can greatly help the expenses that pile up as a result of this.
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