What can I do if I was hit by a car?
When pedestrians are traveling along roadways, they should remain aware of their surroundings. With all the cars on the road and everything going on around the area, situations can become chaotic. This is when accidents can occur. Drivers may be distracted, which can cause them to lose sight of a pedestrian. This may lead them to hit a pedestrian and cause injuries. When pedestrians are injured as a result of being hit by a car, they have the right to file a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle that hit them. If the driver was negligent and this negligence leads to the accident, you may be able to win a lawsuit against them and receive damages in return. When a driver breaks traffic laws or is not aware of their surroundings, this may be able to help your case to prove they fulfill the burden of proof. This can help you to recover damages for your accident. Damages may be able to provide compensation to pay off bills for the injuries that you have sustained as a result of being hit by the car. Being hit by a car can cause detrimental injuries to an individual that can even be life-threatening. These injuries may be long-term and require extra support and care for the rest of your life. By acquiring damages in this lawsuit, it can provide compensation for the surmounting medical bills that you may have to face. Economic and non-economic damages can help victims of a pedestrian accident. It may be able to provide you with the money that you need to cover the cost of medical bills and to compensate for the emotional turmoil that you suffer from due to the accident.
How do pedestrian accidents occur?
Since drivers are subject to human error, they can be distracted by numerous things or they may fail to follow traffic laws. Either way, they can be seen as negligent. By driving in a negligent manner, these drivers can cause accidents to occur. These accidents can be avoided if drivers were more aware of their surroundings. They should not be using their cell phones while operating a motor vehicle. They also should be adhering to speed limits so that they do not risk the failure of stopping short to miss hitting a pedestrian on the road. Drivers need to ensure they are doing all they can to prevent accidents. Pedestrians should also make sure they are aware of everything going on around them. They should follow traffic lights and only walk in crosswalks to prevent accidents from occurring.
Hausman & Pendzick effectively represents victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.