It’s hard to tell with certainty how much a personal injury claim will be worth. It will usually depend on a variety of factors such as the amount of monetary loss that has occurred as a result of the injuries, the extent of the injuries, and the nature of the accident, just to name a few. It can also depend on your fault (if any) in the accident.
In the case of a car accident that involves a pedestrian, for example, it’s likely that there will be significant injuries to the pedestrian. So, how much would a pedestrian accident claim be worth? While the answer will always depend on the specific circumstances of the accident, there are some common factors that will influence the amount a pedestrian can recover.
Common Compensation for Pedestrian Accidents
The most common type of compensation a person can receive after being injured in an accident, whether it’s a pedestrian accident or other type of accident, is reimbursement for your medical bills. Since a pedestrian is usually likely to have serious injury if involved in a car accident, it’s safe to assume that there would be hospital bills and subsequent visits to the doctor. These expenses can usually be included in the insurance claim that you’d file after an accident. Depending on the severity of your injuries, and the impact of them on your life, it may be possible to receive money for lost wages as well.
A Lawyer Could Be Your Best Resource
While an attorney will not be able to tell you exactly how much your pedestrian accident claim is worth, a legal professional will usually have experience with similar claims. It can also be helpful to have an attorney at your side when dealing with an insurance company, since the attorney will have more knowledge of your legal rights. Finally, if you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, you’ll want to focus on getting better, and getting legal help with your claim can leave you the energy to focus on your health.
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