What are Common Damages after an Alpharetta Pedestrian Accident?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 76,000 Americans suffered injury in pedestrian accidents in 2012 alone. Since everyone is a pedestrian on a regular basis, everyone is at risk for serious injuries in a pedestrian accident. If you were a pedestrian and suffered injury in a traffic-related accident, an experienced Alpharetta attorney can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner to avoid injury to others. This includes keeping an eye out for pedestrians and properly yielding when necessary. However, many drivers negligently fail to watch for pedestrians, even at marked crosswalks, which result in collisions. When a vehicle weighing thousands of pounds crashes into a person who has zero protection, the resulting injuries are often devastating. Common pedestrian accident injuries include spinal injuries, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, crushed or broken limbs, internal organ damages, internal bleeding, and more.
Recovery after a Pedestrian Accident
If a driver acted negligently in causing your accident, that driver should be held liable for all of your injury-related losses. Damages commonly awarded in pedestrian accident claims include reimbursement for the following:
- Medical expenses, including emergency care, time in the hospital, surgeries, rehabilitation, home health care, and more.
- Permanent disabilities or disfigurements, including compensation for loss of enjoyment of life as you knew it.
- Lost income and benefits if you missed work during recovery or are unable to return to work for an indefinite period of time.
- Emotional trauma.
- Physical pain and suffering.
The exact damages you can receive depend on the specific circumstances of your particular case, and an attorney can advise you on what you case may be worth.
Contact an Alpharetta Pedestrian Accident Attorney for a free consultation
If you have suffered injury in a pedestrian accident, you are likely overwhelmed by the costs and losses you face. The experienced pedestrian accident lawyers at Boling Rice, LLC understand your situation and therefore make sure the legal process is as easy and stress-free for you as possible. We always provide free, no-obligation consultations, so do not hesitate to call us today at (770) 355-0780 to find out how you can recover.