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Even though you are not driving a car, or shopping in a business, as a pedestrian you have the right to seek damages if you were injured as a pedestrian due to the negligence of another.
It is almost hard to believe that in 2019, there were 1,568 crashes involving pedestrians; in 2020, the number of accidents involving pedestrians had slipped to 842, and many of these injuries were severe. Medical treatment for injuries can be costly, and injured pedestrians can also incur many other losses.
If you were injured by someone else that caused your pedestrian accident, they should be held liable for the cost of your medical expenses and other related losses.
When injured you file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. This is the start of the process enabling you seek compensation for damages (monetary compensation for your losses).
Knowing what damages are available to be compensated for is the job of Tindall Law Firm, LLc’s experienced Connecticut pedestrian accident lawyer. A free consultation is available to review your specific situation.
If you, or a loved one, were hit by a car or truck a claim can be made against the at fault insurance company for the car or truck that struck you. If you carry an uninsured or underinsured policy on your own car insurance than a claim can be made by a pedestrian against their own auto insurance for the negligence of a fleeing unidentified motorist, who strikes you as a pedestrian.
We have listed below for you some of the damages that injured pedestrians often claim. If you have any questions please call the Tindall Law Firm, LLC and speak with our attorney at 203-755-0018. We have nearly 24 years skillful experience handling these types of claims.
Ambulance or emergency transportation including emergency treatment
Injury related diagnostic testing
Costs of hospitalization
Fees for doctor and medical specialist visits
Surgery related expenses including surgeon and anesthesiologist
Onsite or at home rehabilitative and physical therapy
Rental or purchase costs of medical equipment
Cost of medications
Compensation for home health assistance
If you required home health care during your rehabilitation and can present bills for treatment and services, proving these damages typically is a straightforward process.
If your serious injuries will require treatment in the future, this is factored into the resolution of your claim. Tindall Law Firm, LLC will consult with medical experts and other professionals familiar with your type of injuries who can knowledgably estimate the costs of your treatment into the future. Tindall Law Firm LLC is an experienced Connecticut pedestrian accident law firm, who will fight to ensure that you are properly compensated for all your harms and losses, including the future costs of medical care.
Serious injuries can leave you in a position where you will be out of work; leading to a loss of income If you have no vacation or personal leave time to draw from you might miss out on wages if your injuries keep you home. Damages can be recovered for lost income by submitting your pay statements and other employment records. Your HR department will be able to provide records on the following:
If you cannot return to you current job or you need to take a different position all together due to injury related disabilities you can seek damages for your future pre-calculated lost earning ability.
Tindall Law Firm’s experienced Connecticut pedestrian accident attorney will also review your case for the following:
Physical pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment of life
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries from your pedestrian accident you have the right to seek damages for intangible losses. These intangible losses can be difficult to calculate and even more trying to prove, and this is why you want to retain the assistance of a trusted, proven, personal injury attorney as soon as possible after you or your loved one’s accident.
Tindall Law Firm, LLC has pursued all types of accident and injury claims, including successfully representing those injured by cars while they are a pedestrian. For a free consultation with a Waterbury personal injury attorney, please call 203.755.0018 or contact us online. All cases are taken on a contingency fee basis. If we accept your case, you pay no fee unless we recover damages for you.