Pedestrian accidents are much more common than many people think, especially when it comes to personal injury. Although it is often assumed that pedestrians are safer than those driving a vehicle, accidents still occur quite frequently, especially in larger cities such as Los Angeles. As a driver or pedestrian, you could be compensated heavily for your accident, as long as you recover the correct information from your pedestrian accident.
While most pedestrians are at a disadvantage when it comes to these types of accidents, there are many options for walkers to earn their share of compensation for any injuries. Some common injuries that pedestrians obtain are: broken bones, internal bleeding, concussions and torn ligaments. More serious injuries can result in hefty medical bills, all of which will need to be paid for by one party or another. The most important information to gather after such an accident is the vehicle speed, the angle of impact, the part of the body that is injured, and where the accident occurs. Reckless driving behavior and right-of-way signs are also important to note while at the scene of the accident, in order to build a case for personal injury. All these details can help you to win your personal injury case for a pedestrian accident.
Drivers might also deserve financial compensation for damages to their vehicle in a pedestrian accident. It is important to determine who is at fault first, before pressing any matters further. If a driver is required to yield for oncoming pedestrians, then the payment will fall to the vehicle owner. If not, then the driver can probably be paid back for their car damages and any and all legal trouble.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a pedestrian accident, contact Nantha & Associates today to receive answers, additional information and advice.