PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENT INJURIES
Most pedestrian crashes involve a forward moving car. In such a crash a walking or standing pedestrian is struck and accelerated to the speed of the car and then continues forward as the car brakes to a halt. The pedestrians are impacted twice - first by the car and second by the ground. Pedestrian accidents are among the most serious ones in the road traffic incidents. Unfortunately, many of them result in traumatic brain injuries or injuries to the lower limb (knee joint and long bones) which are the most common cause of disabilities. Other common injuries include fractures, spinal cord injuries, torn ligaments, facial injuries, scarring and in several cases amputations.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important that you learn your rights as you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, your past and future loss of income and future medical treatment. It is very important that you act quickly to protect your rights. The claims process is rather complex and there are several deadlines that need to be met when seeking compensation.
At Lofranco Corriero, we have represented thousands of accident victims who have been injured in motor vehicle collisions. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to help you and support you on your path to recovery. If you have any questions regarding your rights and/or would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call us now at 1-866-LOFRANCO.
If as a result of your injuries you are unable to travel to one of our conveniently located offices, our representatives can come to meet you at the place and time of your convenience. During the first free and no-obligation consultation, we will work with you to better understand the facts of the accident and circumstances surrounding the collision, the nature of your injuries, as well as the impact the accident is having on both your personal and professional life.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you may have two options for financial recovery:
A Tort Claim is a claim for damages (or money) that you may be entitled to provided that you are not at fault for a collision and you pursue a claim against a negligent or at fault driver for your pain and suffering, lost wages, past and future lost income, future health care expenses and out-of-pocket expenses like home maintenance and other related services.
ACCIDENT BENEFITS CLAIM
Accident Benefits are available to you regardless of fault. They include up to $65,000 in Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits and Attendant Care Benefits, and up to $400 per week in Income Replacement Benefits. If you are not working as a result of your accident, you may also qualify for a non-earner benefit of $185 per week.
There are also additional benefits that may be available to you if you have suffered a catastrophic injury, such as paralysis or a traumatic brain injury or if you have purchased optional benefits through your insurer.