Pedestrian accidents can be very devastating to the victim especially if the pedestrian is involved in serious accident with either a car, a motorcycle, a bus or an SUV among other vehicles.
It is not a stretch of the imagination that a pedestrian when hit by a vehicle, will always get the worse of the exchange.
This is because of the obvious lack of protection of the human body when pit against vehicles and other iron behemoths.
Injuries Suffered by a Pedestrian Accident Victim
In some cases, pedestrian accident victims may just suffer a bruised ego or even minor bodily injuries like bruises, scrapes or cuts. However, this is not always the case, in some serious accidents the victim may suffer fractures and other serious injuries like spine injuries, head injury and brain injury. In worst cases, the victim may suffer a number of internal injuries which may result in wrongful death.
When Is the Other Party Liable for Pedestrian Accident Damages?
In cases where the other person violated any California Vehicle Code resulting in the accident, said party is easily liable for all your injuries and losses. However, you should know that even if the party at fault did not violate any law, he or she could still be held liable under ordinary torts laws, which provides that the other party should have used ordinary foresight in operating his vehicle. Always remember, operating a vehicle is not a right but a privilege and any violation of that given right can lead to liabilities, to include compensation for all your damages, injuries, pain and suffering and other losses.
What to Prove in Pedestrian Accident Claim?
In any legal due process, you need to prove your claim before you are able to get your prayers or demands for damages. In the case of pedestrian accident claim, you need to at least prove the following facts:
- That the pedestrian accident actually happened;
- That the party at fault caused the accident; and
- That you suffered damages as a result.
Seek Legal Help for Pedestrian Accident in California
If you are serious in going against the party at fault for your pedestrian accident damages, you should never negotiate your claims on your own. What you should do is to immediately seek legal advice from Mesriani Law Group who have vast experience and resources in taking care of personal injury claims. Don’t commit the same mistake of not hiring a lawyer as you may just be signing away your case. Seek legal help in any personal injury claims you may have to make sure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve against the party at fault.