Many people will ask us immediately about the type of compensation that they can get for a pedestrian accident and how much they can receive. To understand pedestrian accident compensation, you must know about the elements of personal injury damages.
The responsible party will need to restore you to the position that you were in at the moment before the pedestrian accident. Of course, they cannot undo the damage that they did, so money acts as a stand-in to “make you whole.” They must pay for every type of damage that you suffered from the accident.
However, when you or a loved one have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you may not be able to file a claim against the responsible party because they cannot be found. Then, you can file a claim against your own car insurance policy, and it would fall under your uninsured motorist coverage.
Damages in Your Accident
Generally, there will be two broader categories of damages in your case:
- Economic damages – this pays you back for money that either came out of your pocket or that you were not able to earn because of the accident. The two largest parts of this class of damages are lost wages and medical bills.
- Non-economic damages – this compensates you for the experience of the accident and what you are going through after that. This could include things such as emotional distress and pain and suffering.
Your compensation does not just cover what you have suffered through in the past, but it also covers what you may go through in the future. Your lawyer can help you put a dollar value on your claim because being able to quantify what the future may hold can be difficult. For many people on their own, valuing a claim can be guesswork, but having a lawyer helps you know what your claim is worth.
South Georgia Pedestrian Accident Lawyers
The McLendon Law Firm works with Blakely pedestrian accident victims and their families to recover compensation. Call us today at 877-ROB-WINS or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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How do I know how much my claim is worth?
Your attorney will review medical records and speak with you to help put a value on your claim.
What if the insurance company will not pay me?
You can file a lawsuit in court to get the appropriate compensation.
Can I afford a personal injury lawyer?
Yes, you do not need to pay anything upfront for an attorney.