Distracted drivers or careless drivers can cause serious harm to pedestrians crossing the streets. Often drivers on the road don’t see pedestrians. When other drivers are negligent, you or a loved one can suffer serious injuries with life-altering consequences. It is important that you know your rights and receives assistance in obtaining the compensation that you deserve. Pedestrian knockdown – motor vehicle accidents may have long-term effects that can drastically change your life. You need an experienced lawyer to help you protect your rights and to ensure you receive the necessary medical treatment and care.
You may be entitled to claim accident benefits, including medical and rehabilitation expenses, income replacement, and attendant care services. You may also have a claim against the at-fault party for all damages incurred due to the accident, such as lost income, current and future medical expenses, and pain and suffering. When you are injured in a car accident, there are two primary sources of compensation.
You are entitled to accident benefits, even if you were at fault. If you were a vehicle driver, passenger, pedestrian, cyclist, or passenger of a bus or streetcar, you are entitled to claim accident benefits. You may also be able to make a claim against the at-fault party for pain and suffering, loss of income, the cost of future medical needs, out-of-pocket expenses and economic losses, and services rendered to the injured person, and other damages. Accident benefits available may include:
· Income Replacement
· Medical and Rehabilitation Expenses
· Attendant Care Services
· Housekeeping and Homemaking Services
· Caregiving Benefits
· Non-earner Benefits
The second source claims against the at-fault driver through his or her insurance company. These may include:
· All economic losses, past, present, and future income and expenses
· Pain and suffering
You can pursue a claim against the at-fault driver for pain and suffering if you meet the threshold. Also, without meeting the threshold, you can claim lost income, loss of competitive advantage in the marketplace, related out-of-pocket expenses, and business income losses.
Family members may also be able to claim for:
· Loss of care, guidance, and companionship
· Expenses and economic losses
· Services rendered to the injured person, such as housekeeping and attendant care
If you are suffered a pedestrian accident, call us today. We are available right now to discuss the details of your pedestrian accident claims by calling us at 416-221-2221