Recovering Damages After a Pedestrian Accident

Distracted,Young,Male,Driver,Looking,At,The,Screen,Of,His After suffering injuries or losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident, you can recover damages in the form of monetary compensation for your injuries and other losses. In many instances, cases settle, though some go to litigation. When you take legal action against a negligent driver, you are most likely dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Even if the driver doesn’t have insurance, you can still recover damages.

The Complexity of Pedestrian Accidents

Some people believe they can recover damages without using an attorney. However, it is well-known that when you hire an experienced pedestrian accident attorney, you recover up to three times more compensation than if you were to try to settle or litigate your case on your own.

In many cases, pedestrian accidents cause catastrophic injuries or death, which complicates the case, as you may be entitled to compensation for future losses, such as lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and/or consortium, future medical expenses, and inconvenience.

What to Do After a Pedestrian Accident

Regardless of your injuries, always seek medical attention immediately after a pedestrian accident. Adrenaline can hide some injuries, and others just don’t show up until hours or even days later. As soon as possible, retain an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who can help you document the case and prove negligence against the at-fault driver.

In most cases, you can recover two types of damages: Economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages have a monetary value, while non-economic damages do not. You can recover compensation for medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, damage to personal property, and funeral and burial expenses if you lost a loved one.

Non-economic damages you can recover compensation for include pain and suffering, inconvenience, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, excessive scarring, disfigurement, and amputation.

Where to Find a Pedestrian Accident Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Brown & Brown, Attorneys at Law, serves St. Louis and the surrounding areas in Missouri. To find out more about recovering damages after a pedestrian accident, speak with an attorney at Brown & Brown, Attorneys at Law. To schedule a consultation, please call 314-333-3333 or 618-888-8888.

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