Once an accident occurs where a pedestrian is struck by a vehicle, these individuals can be faced with financial bills that pile up due to the injuries from the accident. They can be left physically injured and financially in trouble due to this situation. When a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, they can file a lawsuit against the driver due to their negligence. The injured party can seek damages that may be able to provide compensation to benefit them after they have sustained injuries. Economic damages can help to pay off medical bills for treatment from the injuries that you have sustained as a result of being hit by the car. Being hit by a car can cause detrimental injuries to an individual that can even be life-threatening and can require care that can become expensive. These injuries may be something more long-term that can require them to need more support. This can create even more financial difficulties for these individuals. By acquiring damages in your lawsuit, it can provide compensation for the surmounting medical bills that you may have to face. Economic and non-economic damages can help victims of a pedestrian accident to gain compensation that is needed. While economic damages covers medical bills, non-economic damages can compensate for emotional turmoil that you suffered from due to the accident.
How can pedestrian accidents occur?
Drivers can be unaware of their surroundings on the road that can cause accidents to occur. These drivers can commit various acts, such as traffic violations, that contribute to pedestrian accidents. If a driver is not aware of their surroundings and they are speeding, they can accidentally strike a pedestrian. These accidents can be avoided if drivers were more aware of their surroundings and refrained from violating traffic laws. They should not be distracted in any way. They should not be using their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle or they can be distracted, causing more opportunities for accidents to occur. They should be adhering to speed limits so that they do not risk the failure of stopping short to miss hitting a pedestrian on the road. Drivers need to make sure they are doing all they can to prevent accidents that can harm another individual. Pedestrians should remain aware as well.
Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is an experienced personal injury law firm in Middlesex County, New Jersey that is committed to helping clients who have been hurt because of the negligence of another party. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident or were injured on another person’s property, contact our firm today.