Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims
Pedestrian accidents involving negligent drivers change victims’ lives. If you’ve been injured in a roadside accident, experienced Jamestown pedestrian accident lawyer Scott Humble can help you manage the legal process and win the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation. Here is what you need to know about pedestrian accident injury claims.
Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims | Compensation
The financial, emotional and physical burdens of a pedestrian accident can have long-term impacts on quality of life. Medical bills, for example, can disrupt a victim’s financial future. Physically, victims may struggle with disabilities or long-term pain.
Accident attorneys help clients recover compensation for their injuries – both physical and emotional – and help offset bills and other costs, so-called compensatory damages. Additionally, lawyers help victims recover punitive damages, a type of compensation that serves as a punishment for defendants.
Unfortunately, many victims do not realize all of the types of compensation they can pursue, and as a result, they often settle for amounts much lower than they deserve.
Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims | Compensatory Damages
A pedestrian accident lawyer can help you recover compensatory damages for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of normal life and enjoyment
Pedestrian Accident Injury Claims | Punitive Damages
In addition, when a driver is negligent, victims can file for punitive damages. Whereas compensatory damages are designed to make a victim “whole,” punitive damages serve as a punish for the defendant. Punitive damages are awarded on top of compensatory damages, and often, in personal injury cases, this type of compensation can be significant.
There are few experiences more traumatic for a pedestrian than being involved in an accident with a vehicle. Jamestown pedestrian accident lawyer Scott Humble is experienced in these types of cases. Contact us today to learn more about your rights and to determine your next steps. We offer FREE case evaluations for pedestrian victims.
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