Accidents involving motor vehicles colliding with pedestrians can be particularly catastrophic. If you or a family member suffered serious injuries in a pedestrian accident, Friedman Schuman is here to help you. You may be able to bring a lawsuit against the responsible party if you can prove negligence. When confronting accidents like this, it is important to have a skilled legal team on your side. Friedman Schuman has 40 years of experience successfully guiding injured pedestrians through lawsuits. Our attorneys work diligently to help our clients receive the recovery they need to ease any financial burdens, as well as compensate them for emotional or physical losses. If you have been injured in an accident, contact Friedman Schuman to schedule a consultation.
Pedestrians rarely consider the serious dangers they may face when walking on a busy street or through a congested intersection. However, the unfortunate reality is that drivers are often distracted. Distracted drivers can be a hazard on the road, with their negligence leading to serious accidents. When a driver is distracted, they risk causing an accident that can have a dramatic impact on their lives and the lives of innocent pedestrians. If a pedestrian is injured due to a driver’s negligence, they may be able to bring a lawsuit against the driver. The pedestrian may be able to recover damages to compensate them for any emotional, financial, and/or physical loss. For a lawsuit to be successful, the pedestrian may have to prove that the driver was in some way negligent. As a result, it is important to retain the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Damages for pedestrian accidents
If you choose to bring a lawsuit in your accident case, there are two types of damages that you may be able to recover. First, there are economic damages. Economic damages are quantifiable damages such as medical expenses and lost wages that are a result of the accident. These damages can help you overcome the financial burdens that may come with treatment for injuries sustained in an accident, as well as for any lost wages for time out of work to recover from your injuries.
Secondly, a person may be able to receive non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are not easily quantifiable and usually include intangible items. Such non-economic damages a person may be able to recover can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and/or the loss of enjoyment of life.
Contact our experienced pedestrian injury attorneys
If a pedestrian is struck by a motor vehicle, he or she may suffer serious injuries. Some of these injuries can be life-long, causing a person to never fully recover and leaving them with lifelong consequences. As a result, it is important to have an effective legal team on your side. Friedman Schuman has over 40 years of experience working with the victims of pedestrian accidents. Our attorneys will work diligently to gather evidence and help you recover damages that can mitigate some of the expenses related to your accident. Contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation with an experienced team of personal injury attorneys.