Key Factors for Settlement in a Car Pedestrian Accident

Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Anchorage, AK - Jan 14, 2019 - Many newspaper articles have reported on pedestrians being injured or killed after being involved in a car pedestrian accident. It is rare for pedestrians to walk away from a car vs. pedestrian accident unscathed. While not all car pedestrian accidents are the fault of the driver, in instances where the driver is responsible for causing the accident, the pedestrian can receive compensation for his or her injuries.

One article noted that in the case of compensation for pedestrian injuries related to vehicle accidents it is common for pedestrians to settle in car pedestrian accident cases. However, it is not as simple as it sounds as there are a number of key factors that come into play that influence the amount a pedestrian can receive a settlement in a car pedestrian accident claim. A Crowson Law Group attorney stated the following with regards to car pedestrian claims; “Generally, any claim for personal injury requires a wide overview when it comes to determining the amount for compensation. As a result it is not only just the injuries that come into question in a car pedestrian accident claim but many other factors are taken into consideration. All such factors may have a positive or negative effect on the amount of compensation that the pedestrian may be able to receive. For example, the nature and extent of the medical treatment a pedestrian may chooses for their injuries has a direct bearing on whether they will receive compensation for the medical treatment. Where the pedestrian chooses to receive treatment from non-physicians such as chiropractors and acupuncturist this carries less weight when determining compensation for medical treatment or the individual goes overboard on medical treatments.”

That being said, it must be noted that the extent and severity of the pedestrian’s injuries play a large role in the amount of compensation an individual may receive. Where injuries are referred to as being ‘soft’, that is sprains and strains or tissue injuries, these are likely to fetch a low settlement figure. However, where injuries are referred to as being ‘hard’ injuries, which may consist of the breaking of bones as well as resulting disabilities such hard injuries tend to fetch larger settlement amounts. Another factor taken into consideration is the amount of time that the pedestrian had to miss work due to the injuries. This will result in the pedestrian being compensated for any lost income he or she may have suffered. Another major factor taken into consideration is how the injuries impact on your daily life and routine. For example, where an individual may have been an avid rock climber it is likely that their compensation for a permanently damaged ankle would bring a larger settlement amount compared to an individual who leads a less active life.

One key factor to take into consideration is the impact the injury will have on the pedestrian’s ability to earn a living in the future. This comes into play whereby an injury prevents the person from working at the same level, profession, or at all; as a result the law requires that the individual be compensated for what is referred to as lost future income.

If you are a pedestrian who was injured in a car pedestrian accident and require legal advice and representation for a personal injury claim contact Anchorage Alaska attorneys who focus solely in personal injury matters.

About the company:

Crowson Law Group is a law firm of renowned professionals who focus exclusively on personal injury matters. If you are looking for the best Anchorage attorneys who handle personal injury matters, be sure to include Crowson Law Group in your search. For a complimentary initial consultation, contact the Crowson Law Group today.

Contact Information:

Address:  Crowson Law Group

Address: 637 A St., Anchorage, AK 99501

Email:  james@crowsonlaw.com

Phone:     (907) 677-9393

 

Source : Crowson Law Group
CATEGORIES : Legal Services
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