Pedestrians are especially vulnerable to distracted, reckless, and impaired drivers. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. An experienced pedestrian accident attorney at Foley Law Firm in Scranton, PA, can help protect your interests and seek vital damages to help you recover.
A Common, Tragic Concern
Data collected recently has shown that in 2015 alone, 5,376 pedestrians were killed in 2015 in traffic accidents and 20 percent of all children who died under the age of 15 were involved in a pedestrian accident. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 129,000 pedestrians received medical care non-fatal accidents. The CDC also reports that nearly half of all pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers or pedestrians under the influence. While alcohol is a leading cause of pedestrian accidents, it is far from the only one. Other causes include drivers who are distracted, speeding, reckless, negligent. Pedestrians can also be injured in bike accidents, construction incidents, and situations involving dangerous or improperly maintained properties.
Serious and Lasting Injuries
Pedestrians do not have the protections that many drivers, cyclists, and construction workers nearby have. This vulnerability can often lead to disastrous outcomes for innocent commuters and civilians. As a result of pedestrian accidents, lasting and debilitating injuries can occur, including:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Head trauma
- Internal bleeding
- Bone fractures
- Torn ligaments
Many of these injuries can have a catastrophic effect on victims and their loved ones. Serious physical damage can require ongoing medical care, alterations of home and lifestyle, and sacrifices from family members for support. In tragic cases, victims may even pass away as a result of their injuries. Financial restitution can help you and your loved ones face these economic changes and better prepare for the future.
From past and future medical expenses to pain and suffering, we fight on behalf of our clients to receive maximum compensation.
Damages in a Pedestrian Accident
Insurance companies will always act in their best interest and will typically offer an insufficient settlement with the expectation that you, the victim, will not know any better than to accept. This, above all else, is why you need a qualified and experienced attorney advocating on your behalf. The team at Foley Law Firm knows what fair compensation is and will fight for you to receive it. We will assist you in pursuing damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment in life
Seeking compensation cannot erase the pain you have suffered, but can help you face these changes with more confidence in your future security.
Protect Your Future Interests
From past and future medical expenses to pain and suffering, we fight on behalf of our clients to receive maximum compensation. To find out more about our law practice and how we can help, contact our team online or call us at (800) 523-6539 today.