Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles can suffer grave injuries, even at slower speeds. There are many factors that determine what type of injuries will occur. The size of the vehicle, the speed, the location of impact and the health of the pedestrian might all play a part in the outcome. One thing that is present in all these cases is that the pedestrian will likely need medical care.
When the driver is the one who caused the accident, there isn’t any reason why the pedestrian should have to cover the financial obligations from the wreck. Instead, a personal injury claim against the driver and any other liable parties, such as an employer if the vehicle belonged to a company, can help to pass the financial burden on to them. We know that the thought of having to file a lawsuit might seem intimidating, but we are here to help you with the process.
Personal injury cases are commonly resolved in a settlement, but don’t think that you must accept the first offer. Defendants in these cases often start out with a low offer in the hope that you will be so desperate for money that you will accept that. This might take care of short-term issues but it can mean that you are in a worse spot later when the tiny settlement is depleted.
The other way that they are handled is through a trial. This means that a jury will determine what type of liability the defendants have. If the jury found that person or persons liable, the court will issue the award in the matter. Your goal is to show why you deserve compensation by showing the negligence of the other driver.