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What Types of Compensation Can I Claim as a Pedestrian Hit by a Car?

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fort collins pedestrian accident lawyerNearly everyone is in a situation at some point throughout the day that puts them in danger of being hit by a car. As a pedestrian, being hit by a car can be catastrophic, if not fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 76,000 car accidents involving pedestrians across the country in 2021. In addition to that, more than 7,300 pedestrians were killed in such accidents. 

Pedestrians are at risk of suffering severe injuries, like broken bones or brain injuries, when hit by a car, mostly due to the sheer difference in mass and size between the person and the vehicle. In many pedestrian accident cases, the injured pedestrians are able to receive some sort of compensation, which can come in many forms.

Types of Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident Case

When you file a lawsuit against a person for any type of accident, you will need to address the amount and types of compensation that you are seeking to recover. When you are unexpectedly injured, the types of losses you experience can be widespread. In a personal injury case, you can recover for many of these losses, which include:

  • Medical expenses – An award for any medical expenses you incurred would include any expenses you paid relating to emergency room visits, doctor’s visits, hospital stay costs, surgeries, prescriptions, and physical therapy. However, it is important to note that your medical insurance provider may expect reimbursement for any costs that they paid toward that medical care.

  • Loss of income – If your accident caused an injury that prevented you from working or earning income, you can include that in your requested damages. The other party would be responsible for the amount of income that you would have received if you had been able to work. Similarly, if you suffered an injury that prevents you from doing the same work or from working at all, you can claim any lost future income.

  • Pain and suffering – This refers to any physical pain and mental anguish you may have experienced because of your injuries. When determining the amount awarded for pain and suffering, multiple factors must be considered, including the type of injury you sustained, the length of your recovery time, and whether or not you will have lasting effects from the injury.

Contact a Fort Collins Pedestrian Accident Injury Lawyer

Each personal injury case is different, which is why you should speak to a Larimer County pedestrian accident injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident. The skilled team at Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. has the experience needed to form a strong claim and aggressively pursue compensation when necessary. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 970-225-2190. Free consultations are available.

 

Sources:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/813298

https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Pedestrians22

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