If you were seriously injured while walking after being struck by a vehicle, you may be eligible to receive compensation. Here is some information on the types of pedestrian accident compensation that are available.
Types of Pedestrian Accident Compensation | Damages
A pedestrian accident can turn your world upside down. Victims often face new financial and physical struggles. Medical bills and lost wages can put financial pressure on you, and long-term pain can be debilitating. Victims can pursue compensation for any and all costs related to their accidents. There are two main types you can pursue, including compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages provide coverage for costs directly related to the accident. This can help you pay for:
- Medical bills, long-term care
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
In addition to compensatory damages, you can seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are a form of financial punishment in cases of gross negligence or malice. These damages are awarded by a jury if your case goes to trial, and they’re awarded on top of any compensatory damages.
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Types of Pedestrian Accident Compensation | Recover Compensation
Our legal team can help you build a strong case and fight for the compensation you rightfully deserve. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, you shouldn’t be stuck with medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and the stress of long-term pain. Our New York pedestrian accident lawyers will help you fight for any and all compensation, so that you can focus on your recovery.
If you were struck by a vehicle, don’t hesitate to call an experienced New York pedestrian accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Brian J. Elbaum. We have extensive knowledge of New York’s pedestrian safety laws, and we’ve helped hundreds of victims recover compensation. Call now for a free, no-obligation case review. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about your case.