Walkers and runners need to be kept safe on the roadways but, unfortunately, drivers are not always careful and pedestrians end up injured. As a result, it is important for injured pedestrian accident victims to be familiar with the legal resources available to protect them and help them with their physical, financial and emotional damages suffered in a pedestrian accident.
A personal injury claim for damages can help injured pedestrian accident victims recover compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages. Victims who have been injured by a careless driver should know what to do following a pedestrian accident in case they want to bring a claim against the negligent driver who harmed them.
Following a pedestrian accident victims should:
- Seek whatever medical care and treatment they need for their injuries. Victims should also keep a record of the medical treatment they receive and their medical expenses;
- Write down what they can remember about the accident, their injuries and losses associated with the accident including lost wages and other damages;
- Locate witnesses and make notes concerning conversations they have concerning the accident with witnesses and others; and
- Preserve whatever physical evidence they can at the accident site, including taking photos.
It is also useful to obtain guidance throughout the personal injury process. A personal injury claim can be brought against a negligent driver responsible for causing a pedestrian accident. Victims may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering damages through a personal injury claim for damages.
There are important timelines associated with a personal injury claim for damages that injured victims should be aware of. That is also why it is also important to take steps, including keeping careful records, to preserve a personal injury claim for damages. Pedestrian accident victims can suffer unexpected, and extensive, injuries and harm in a pedestrian accident they need help with which is why legal remedies are essential to be familiar with.