When two cars collide at high rates of speed the injuries to the passengers can be quite severe. When a car hits a pedestrian though, the injuries are often times catastrophic. It is expected that when you are crossing the street, lawfully in the crosswalk or otherwise legally in the roadways, motorists will take care to abide by the rules of the road and not make contact with you. But, accidents do happen, and when those accidents involve a pedestrian the injuries are significant. Recovering from these types of accidents takes time, and money. You will likely be required to take time off work to rehabilitate, and in some cases the chances of a full recovery are low. A qualified personal injury attorney can help get you the treatment you need and the recovery you deserve.
The possible injuries from auto-pedestrian accidents are varied, from a broken bone to possible wrongful death. Other injuries include:
- Neck and back injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Neurological and other brain trauma.
- Possible paralysis.
When a pedestrian is the victim of an accident the medical treatment is usually ongoing for a lengthy period of time. A common tactic to resolve these cases quickly is by offering a one time settlement payment, meant to cover expenses for past care as well as what may be required in the future. Accepting this type of offer cuts off your ability to seek compensation at a later date, which can be detrimental if you have not yet reached your full potential of recovery. A skilled personal injury attorney knows how to negotiate terms that fit the facts of your case, and also your future needs. Call our office today to learn more.
If you’ve been hurt while in the roadway, call an experienced attorney for help. We help by giving your case individualized attention and working towards results that fit the unique facts of your case. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney and schedule an appointment today.