Brockton Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
Getting run over or hit by a car while you’re on foot can leave you with disabling injuries and crushing medical debt. Find out if you can hold the responsible party accountable by speaking with a Brockton pedestrian accident lawyer.
Horrific injuries—often fatal—tend to be the result of getting hit by a car as a pedestrian. Surviving one of these crashes often means dealing with lifelong disabilities and all of the medical costs and decreased quality of life that accompanies them.
Whether you were hit while walking on a sidewalk or through a crosswalk, the driver who hit you owes you financial compensation for everything you will and already have endured. Proving fault is a complicated process, however, and the legal system doesn’t make things any easier.
A Brockton pedestrian accident lawyer from Joel H. Schwartz, PC can untangle these proceedings for you and watch out for your best interests while negotiating a comprehensive monetary settlement.
Establishing Negligence in Pedestrian-Car Accidents
While the driver is often the party at fault in pedestrian accidents, liability still has to be proven in order to have a successful personal injury claim. Because Massachusetts observes comparative fault, the driver and his or her insurance company are likely to blame you for what happened so that the amount they’ll have to pay you will be reduced as much as possible.
A Brockton pedestrian accident lawyer from our firm will be able to build a case that minimizes the amount of fault that gets attributed to you. We’ll investigate the accident to determine the cause and collect all of the available evidence and witness testimony to support your claim.
These are just a few of the causes that may need to be proven in order for you to collect a financial award:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Speeding and reckless driving
- Drowsy driving
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective crosswalk or traffic signals
Pedestrian Crash Compensation
When you’re on foot and are involved in an auto wreck, the injuries you suffer are likely to be catastrophic and life-changing, if not fatal. Spine and brain injuries are extremely common in these accidents, as are internal organ damage and badly broken bones.
All of these injuries will incur significant financial burdens in medical debt and related expenses. Odds are good that you’ll also experience emotional trauma from the crash and a number of other negative changes to your quality of life.
Your Brockton pedestrian accident lawyer will help you comb through your losses and damages and name them all in your demand for financial restitution:
- Medical expenses for current and future treatments and procedures
- Lost wages and income, including lost future earning capacity
- Mobility equipment, medication, and medical devices
- Transportation expenses and caretaker wages
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Brockton Pedestrian-Car Crash Attorney
Any time that you get hit by an automobile while walking on foot, you’re going to need financial compensation to cover the expenses related to your recovery. When you work with Joel H. Schwartz, PC, you give yourself the best chance for getting a fair and full settlement from the insurance company and their legal team.
To discuss the details of your case and find out how much compensation you are owed, call 1-800-660-2270 or submit the form below to schedule a free consultation with a Brockton pedestrian accident lawyer.