There are 206 bones in the human body. When a body comes in contact with the force of a vehicle—especially one that’s traveling quickly—the impact can shatter bones ranging from facial bones to leg bones, rib bones to hip bones. For those who suffer broken bones from pedestrian accident, compensation is available to help any of your bones heal.
Types of Damages Recoverable
A broken bone injury—or multiple broken bone injuries—can be costly. Not only do these types of injuries often leave a person unable to enjoy life as they normally would, but they can also be severe enough to prevent a person from working during the recovery period. Of course, treatment for broken bone injuries is often expensive, requiring hundreds of dollars in medical bills.
In a pedestrian accident claim for damages, a pedestrian can seek multiple types of damages.
- Medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Any other financial losses are recoverable
If the accident and injuries cause permanent damage, compensation for disability or loss of enjoyment of life may also be sought. Additionally, damages for pain and suffering might also be available.
Do I have to prove anything?
Yes. If a car hits you, you’ll need to show a few things before you can recover your damages. First, you’ll need to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident.
If you were doing something illegal at the time of crash—like you were hit by a car and not in a crosswalk—your recoverable damages amount may be reduced. You’ll also need to prove that your injuries were a direct result of the pedestrian accident, and not preexisting.
Keep in mind that there’s also a time limit for filing your claim, which is three years. If you don’t file within this period, you won’t be able to recover any money to help pay for your suffering.
Getting Representation in a Pedestrian Accident Case
Max Meyers Law PLLC understands the level of trauma one must deal with in a pedestrian accident. To help you collect evidence and file your claim in time, we’re here to help. To get you started, we want to provide you with a free case consultation, where we can learn more about your accident and you can learn more about the process of filing a claim. To set up your free appointment now, call us at 425-399-7000 today.