Injured by a big rig? Montebello accident lawyer, D.J. Banovitz wants to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries. We know the devastating — and, often lasting — effects an accident with a big rig can have on its victims. Whether you were travelling by foot or in a passenger car, it is highly likely that you will require long-term medical care for your injuries. It is our job as lawyers to ensure the insurance company responsible for payment takes this and a multitude of other factors into account when determining a settlement offer.
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When a Pedestrian Is Injured in a Big Rig Accident
A pedestrian could be someone walking on foot, riding a bicycle or in a wheelchair. These types of accidents most often occur while crossing a street or in a parking lot. Many times, it is the result of the driver not seeing the pedestrian.
These types of accidents also can happen on open highways. For instance, a pedestrian may be on the side of the road assisting another driver or waiting for help with a disabled car.
Big rigs can swipe, run over or hit pedestrians. The types of injuries suffered can be significant and sometimes fatal.
Catastrophic Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident Involving a Big Rig
Catastrophic injuries are the kind that lead to long-term or a lifetime of disabilities. However, there can be other serious effects that affect the victim not only physically but also emotionally, socially and financially.
In addition, the family often suffers. For instance, if the injured pedestrian was the breadwinner and is no longer able to work, it can put a huge financial burden on the family.
The injured pedestrian may have been responsible for the care of young children and is no longer able to do that. It can put a strain on the family as they figure out who will take care of the victim and the children.
Some of the most common types of catastrophic injuries in a pedestrian accident involving a big rig include:
- neck injuries;
- back injuries;
- traumatic amputation;
- spinal cord injuries (paralysis); and
- brain injuries.
Compensation could include the medical expenses (current and future), lost earnings (earning potential), pain and suffering, reduced quality of life, and more.
Consulting a Montebello Accident Lawyer
With so much at stake, you will want to get the ball rolling with your case by calling D.J. Banovitz at 303-300-5060 as soon as possible. The quicker you seek legal help, the sooner you and your attorney can preserve evidence and prepare your case. In addition, you can prepare by ordering our free injury guide.