Compensation You May Be Entitled to After a Pedestrian Accident
Rebuilding after a pedestrian accident often involves grappling with unforeseen financial burdens. The legal system acknowledges this struggle and offers avenues for compensation. By pursuing a claim, injured individuals can financially recover and address the aftermath of the accident. This compensation is broadly categorized into Economic and Non-Economic Damages.
Economic damages serve as compensation for tangible losses stemming from the accident. These can include:
- Medical Expenses: Bills for emergency care, surgeries, medications, physiotherapy, and any future medical needs related to the accident.
- Lost Wages: Compensation for missing work and/or lost business.
- Property Damage: Costs incurred for personal items damaged during the accident, like phones or clothing.
- Future Costs: If the injury requires ongoing medical care or a loss of earning capacity.
While economic damages cover tangible losses, non-economic damages address the intangible toll an accident takes. These can include:
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional anguish.
- Loss of Enjoyment: For the loss or impairment of activities that bring joy into one’s life.
- Emotional Distress: For trauma or mental health issues stemming from the accident.
- Loss of Consortium: For the emotional toll and injury takes on relationships.
Life after a pedestrian accident can feel clouded with uncertainties. Let our injury lawyers be the guiding light to illuminate your path toward rightful compensation. Reach out to us today, and let’s chart the journey together.
Damages Available After a Fatal Pedestrian Accident
Losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident is a heart-wrenching experience. Amid the grief and sorrow, families often grapple with sudden financial challenges. The legal system offers a path for compensation in the aftermath of these terrible tragedies, known as “wrongful death” claims. The damages associated with these claims are meant to offer some reprieve to the bereaved family. They include:
- Funeral and Burial Costs: for the burial, casket, and/or memorial service expenses.
- Loss of Income: for the potential earnings the deceased would have provided to the family.
- Medical Expenses: for the collision-related medical care the deceased received before passing.
- Loss of Consortium: for the emotional devastation suffered by the spouse as a result of the loss.
Do you feel time slipping away after an injury? Don’t delay. Reach out to Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers. Our dedicated team ensures every second counts in your pursuit of justice and rightful compensation. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
Vames, Wang & Sosa Injury Lawyers focus on vehicle crashes, personal injury, and first-party car accident insurance claims. They have offices located in Gresham and Hillsboro.