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What Type of Compensation Could I Receive in a Pedestrian Accident?

In any car accident involving a pedestrian, the pedestrian is the most likely to suffer serious, if not deadly, consequences. Pedestrians lack the physical barriers and protective devices that drivers and passengers have, which makes them especially prone to major injuries in a crash. Depending on the nature of the crash, a pedestrian struck by a car could suffer broken bones, spinal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, lacerations, and any number of other injuries.

If you were involved in a car accident as a pedestrian, make sure you know your rights and find out how you could be compensated.

Damages for pedestrians often include:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Nursing services / Attendant care services
  • Property damage

In Michigan, no-fault insurance benefits will extend to pedestrians when the accident involves a motor vehicle, like a car or a truck. In other words, as long as the motorist is insured, or if you are insured, your damages should be compensated through your insurance. Through no-fault laws, you may be eligible to receive additional damages, including pain and suffering.

Pedestrian accidents can be extremely harmful, and often leave injured individuals dealing with lasting, if not permanent harm. Common pedestrian injuries include:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Bone fractures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Amputations

If you or someone you love was injured in a pedestrian accident, make sure you take immediate action to defend your legal rights. Our attorneys at Goodman Acker, P.C. are prepared to fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

Contact Goodman Acker P.C.to schedule your free consultation with our lawyers.

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