If you were hit by a car as a pedestrian, you may have the right to compensation for all of the losses you have incurred due to the driver’s actions or inactions. These are complicated cases because the losses you face are likely to be significant. Let the Detroit pedestrian accident attorney at White Law PLLC work with you to help you navigate your rights to fair and just compensation.
After a Car Accident, You Need an Attorney to Fight for You
Our pedestrian accident attorney is a trusted professional with ample experience fighting for client rights. We understand, beyond any doubt, that when a person is struck by a vehicle, the chances of long-term, serious, and permanent injury are very high. With so much to be concerned with, we encourage you to take legal action now to protect your rights to fair compensation.
After a pedestrian accident, you have the right to seek out compensation for all of the losses you have. The losses include any way in which this incident impacted you at that moment and into the future, and that is where it can be difficult to have a good idea of what you have lost. Our legal team can help you to determine some of your losses, including those that fall into the categories like these:
- Economic damages, which include things like the lost time at work and your medical bills for emergency and ongoing care due to your incident
- Non-economic damages, which include losses such as chronic pain, emotional stress and anguish, and loss of consortium
- Punitive damages are often awarded in cases where the driver intentionally hit you or was driving intoxicated or recklessly in another manner
What Happens If Your Loved One Dies as a Result of the Accident?
If you are an immediate family member of a person hit by a car and died as a result of their injuries, it is critical to work with a highly experienced wrongful death attorney to pursue the financial compensation owed to you. You may be entitled to compensation to cover your final medical expenses, funeral, and burial, as well as additional costs you have incurred. If you were a dependent of this individual, you may also be owed compensation for your losses.
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Insurance Companies Are Not There to Support Your Rights
One of the most important aspects of obtaining compensation after an accident like this is filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance provider and assuming, at that point, that they will cover the losses you have incurred. Yet, insurance companies are profit-driven organizations that are looking for any way they can to reduce what they pay out. Our legal team is committed to supporting you throughout this process because we believe you have the right to legal representation.
Our goal is to maximize your compensation after a loss like this. To do that, we need to be aggressive and firm with the insurance companies while also providing all of the evidence possible about what the driver did and why you were struck. Take a look at some of the most common ways insurance companies will work against you to reduce what they pay out:
- They may claim that you, in some way, caused the incident or were at some level at fault, perhaps by being outside of the crosswalk
- Some insurance companies will pressure you to settle your claim quickly, often putting a time limit on the process in the hopes you will settle for less than you are owed
- Insurance adjusters may try to trick you into stating that you are fine and that you do not need additional compensation for your losses
How Much Compensation Can You Receive After a Pedestrian Accident?
The amount of compensation awarded in a personal injury case is dependent directly on the losses you have suffered. This typically includes all losses associated with the incident, such as losses related to your medical bills and lost time at work. However, most of the time, individuals suffer much more than this, and it is our job, as your attorneys, to prove what you are owed.
To determine the amount of economic damages you are owed, we can add up all of the costs involved in paying your medical bills and estimate costs related to your future medical needs. This is a straightforward process that typically requires simply understanding your medical condition and limitations. Following that is the application for compensation from the insurance company.
However, you also are likely owed non-economic losses, and those may be related to less specific figures, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of quality of life. To determine the value of these losses, our attorneys will discuss your case with you to gather evidence, and then we will research cases like your own to determine the losses paid to others. We gather every bit of evidence to use to show the insurance company how much you have lost in this situation.
How Much Is a Wrongful Death Case Worth to the Estate and Heirs?
When a person dies after being struck by a car, the compensation paid to them is more complex to determine, but the court will first take into consideration economic losses, such as medical bills and funeral costs. From there, compensation related to the amount of suffering that the victim endured before their death, as well as their potential earnings and age, are all considered. We then use other information from cases like this to determine what emotional trauma and other losses you suffer may be worth.
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While we would like to say that you have the right to fair and just compensation after you have been hit by a car as a pedestrian, it is rarely that easy to get what you are owed. At White Law PLLC, we recognize just how important compensation to you is, and that is why we provide a free case review. Contact our offices now to set up a free consultation to discuss your case with our legal team.
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