I’m sorry to hear about your accident. After your accident, you most likely need money to help with your expenses – you may be stuck will large medical bills, injuries that make it difficult to work, and ongoing pain. Unfortunately, injuries to pedestrians are common. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
Typically, the victim in a pedestrian accident has the legal right to sue the automobile driver for negligence. Negligence occurs when a person’s standard of conduct fell below an acceptable standard. In order to prove that negligence occurred, the injured pedestrian must be able to prove that the automobile driver owed the pedestrian a legal duty, the driver breached that duty and the pedestrian was harmed as a result, and that the pedestrian suffered damages.
Every single pedestrian accident case is different, so it can be difficult to estimate what your particular case is worth. Typically, you are entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, as well as future medical expenses you are likely to have related to the accident. If you missed time from work, you are entitled to compensation for that. You may have suffered a permanent disability, which you can also be compensated for. Finally, if you have ongoing pain, you are entitled to an award for that as well.
You should speak with an attorney in Los Angeles if you have suffered injuries in a pedestrian accident. Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. My firm is experienced in personal injury cases and can help. Call us today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.