All car accidents can lead to serious injuries, but when those accidents involve a pedestrian, the injuries can easily turn life-threatening. Many pedestrians follow proper safety protocol when they are walking. The problem that might come into the picture when a pedestrian is stuck by a car is that the driver of the car was trying to get somewhere fast or was distracted by something.
We know that you never wanted someone else’s actions to chance the course of your life. That might be the reality of your situation if you are the pedestrian who was struck by a motor vehicle. The driver’s actions could lead to you having to be hospitalized because you have a head injury or a spinal cord injury.
Even if you only suffer from minor injuries, you might find that your life has been impacted. You might have high medical bills. You might not be able to go to work because of your injuries. All of this can mean that your finances begin to suffer just because of someone else’s actions.
You have the right to seek compensation for the injuries that you suffered in the accident. This compensation is your way of holding the driver liable for his or her actions. It is also a way for you to reduce the financial impact of the accident.
There are several things that come into focus when you seek compensation. You will need to show that your damages were caused by the injuries you suffered. You will need to show that your injuries were caused by the accident that was caused by the driver.