Pedestrian accidents happen when a person walking on the streets or parking areas is hit by a vehicle. Because there are no protections for pedestrians, the victims almost always suffer serious injuries. Pedestrian accidents happen mostly because drivers are distracted due to using cell phones, talking, eating, or simply not paying attention while driving.
Most individuals who are involved in a pedestrian accident will likely suffer fractures, spine injuries, or head injury. In extreme cases, the victim can even suffer paralysis or wrongful death. In any bodily injuries, you need to undergo medical examinations, X-rays, MRIs, lab tests, physical therapy treatments, or surgeries. These treatments and procedures can become extremely expensive.
Types of damages recoverable in pedestrian accident claims
- Medical costs (past & future), including that covered by insurance or out of pocket
- Pain and suffering
- Lost earnings
- Mental anguish, PTSD, depression, anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of spousal relations
- Property damage
- Punitive damages in cases in which the driver was drunk or hit and run
Securing compensation for pedestrian accidents
Do not ever believe that you can pursue your claims on your own against the negligent driver, because you will be faced by insurance adjusters who are trained in scrutinizing and even denying bodily injury claims.
To protect your rights in claiming proper and just compensation for your injuries you need to seek help from attorney Ken Behzadi, who has over 25 years of experience in fighting for the rights of personal injury victims.
Contacting a personal injury attorney in Los Angeles
If you are in need of a personal injury attorney you should contact Ken Behzadi immediately to learn more about your rights and the legal system process.