Victims of pedestrian accidents are legally protected from the harm suffered in a pedestrian accident. In a nearby Florida community northwest of the Tampa area, a pedestrian accident recently left two pedestrian victims seriously injured. Authorities responded to the pedestrian accidents and the two victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment of head injuries. The roadway where the pedestrian accident took place had to be closed in one direction.
Head trauma is a serious injury with potentially life-altering consequences. Head injuries, as well as other types of serious injuries, are not uncommon following an auto-pedestrian accident. It is important for victims of pedestrian accidents to obtain appropriate medical care and also understand their legal rights if they have been injured by a negligent or careless driver. Legal resources can help them obtain compensation for their medical expenses and other damages.
A personal injury claim for damages provides help with physical, financial and emotional damages often associated with an auto-pedestrian accident or other type of car or motor vehicle accident. When a driver has negligently harmed the victim, the victim may then be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering through a personal injury claim for damages. Because settlement offers and insurance companies are commonly involved, it is helpful for pedestrian accident victims and their families to be familiar with the process and the remedies available to them.
A pedestrian accident can unexpectedly take a lot away from victims and leave them facing physical, financial and emotional harm and expenses they may be unprepared for. Fortunately, the legal system recognizes this reality and provides options to help victims of pedestrian accidents.
Source: WFLA.com, “2 pedestrians hit by vehicle, suffer head injuries in New Port Richey,” Accessed March 10, 2018