Pedestrian accidents happen more commonly than you might think and they often result in very serious injuries, including head injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death. At the Law Office of Andrew R. Schwing, we represent people who have been injured in pedestrian accidents in New Orleans, Houma and throughout Louisiana. Our focus is on obtaining full and fair compensation for pedestrian accident victims.
What Types of Compensation Are Available for Injured Pedestrians?
In pedestrian accident cases, like other personal injury cases, judges order that a negligent driver’s insurance company pay the personal injury victim to reimburse him or her for the harm experienced. Of course, no amount of money can give you back lost health or time, but this court-ordered compensation aims to help compensate you for all of your losses, including:
Judges can order that the negligent driver’s insurance cover all of your medical expenses, including hospital bills you have already paid, as well as the cost of care in the future.
When a pedestrian accident forces you to miss work, you can be compensated.
Loss of property:
From the laptop in your backpack to the watch on your hand, judges can also order that you be reimbursed for property that was lost or damaged as a result of the accident.
Pain and suffering:
Insurance companies can also be made to pay for the physical, mental and emotional pain you have experienced. Many pedestrian accident victims develop anxiety about walking around traffic, for example. And it is not unusual to be diagnosed with PTSD after a serious accident. The law holds negligent parties accountable.
Loss of consortium:
In cases where a pedestrian is killed or seriously injured, spouses may sometimes be compensated for the loss of the intimate relationships they once had with their loved ones.
When you add up these types of compensation, the value is often significantly higher than the personal injury victim thought. That’s why it’s critical to speak with a personal injury attorney before trying to negotiate your own case. Your lawyer will be able to tell you the true value of your case and to advocate for you to obtain the full and fair compensation you deserve.
If You Have Been Injured As a Pedestrian? It’s Critical To Speak With Us.
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After a Pedestrian Accident
Talking with a lawyer is the best way to learn your options after a pedestrian accident. A lawyer can help you understand how the law may apply in your case. Consultations are free, confidential and at no obligation. To get started, send us an email or call 504-613-0621.
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