The Villages Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
When an individual, whether an adult or a child, is hit by a motor vehicle, the injuries sustained are often catastrophic. Without anything to protect them from the impact of an oncoming motor vehicle, the pedestrian is particularly vulnerable to serious injury, including to the back, neck and head. Often time pedestrian accident injuries will leave the person with ongoing complications that dramatically change their live, including being paralyzed.
According to the most recent statistics, every year there are over 70,000 pedestrian accidents causing injuries, and an additional 4,500 pedestrian accidents that result in death. If you or a loved one is one of these unfortunate victims of a pedestrian accident, you do have options, including the right to seek compensation for your injuries and ongoing losses. According to the law, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Your medical treatment, including future medical care and ongoing treatment
- Reimbursement for all outstanding medical bills
- Any loss of income (both current and future) due to injuries that affect your ability to work
- Pain and suffering
Like all personal injury claims, a pedestrian accident claim is complex and stressful. Although the law gives you the right to compensation for your injuries, the compensation is not guaranteed. In fact, there are specific actions that must be taken immediately in order to protect this right. For example, do not wait to file your pedestrian accident claim. The longer you wait the more likely it will be that important witnesses will move away and evidence will get lost. Another common mistake pedestrian accident victims make is to discuss their claim with the driver’s insurance company. Remember, the driver’s insurance company works for the driver and it is their job to make sure you receive as little compensation as possible. Thus, never give them a statement or discuss any details of your case with them.
So what can you do to protect your right to compensation? The most important thing is to immediately contact an experienced Marion County pedestrian accident attorney such as James O. Cunningham for a free initial consultation.
Since 1977, James O. Cunningham has been helping pedestrian accident victims from The Villages receive justice and fair compensation. If you have been in a pedestrian accident, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. at 352-419-0825 for your free, initial consultation.