When the driver is held responsible for the accident, you can receive compensation through payments for medical bills and lost wages. You may also receive a monetary value for your pain and suffering from the injury and its impact on your future quality of life. If you have been struck by a vehicle, you could be covered automatically. As long as the driver has the proper insurance, you become covered under their Personal Injury Plan, which is a no-fault insurance. This will immediately cover lost wages and medical bills. However, you could be entitled to further compensation based on your accident. If you wish to pursue a lawsuit against the driver, contacting an attorney about your options and your situation can be best.
Do I have to prove negligence?
For a pedestrian accident, you may have to prove negligence on behalf of the other party to receive compensation for your injuries. Negligence needs to be proven in order for the pedestrian that was harmed to receive damages from the lawsuit that they filed against the party they deem responsible. This negligence can show that the driver was not driving to the best of their ability and was partaking in unsafe driving manners that prove they were not acting to the best of their standards. They may have been distracted by their phone or bad weather could have played a factor in their uncareful driving. Their vision could have been clouded, causing them to miss the sight of an incoming pedestrian. Sometimes a third party may be involved in the situation, which can involve a municipality that may have displayed negligence as well. When these cases are pursued, the injured individual has the opportunity to gain damages that can help provide for them after their accident had an effect on them. These damages can be in the form of non-economic or economic damages. Non-economic damages cover the emotional turmoil that you have suffered from as a result of your accident. Economic damages can cover the cost of medical bills that have piled up, along with lost wages from your job and lost future wages if you are unable to return quickly.
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