If you suffered a head or brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation to pay for your current and future medical expenses. You may also be entitled to additional compensation known as non-economic damages.
About Head And Brain Injuries Resulting From Pedestrian Accidents
Massachusetts law requires drivers to give pedestrians the right of way at intersections, so a pedestrian that crossed the street with a reasonable amount of care (i.e., first looking both ways), is almost always be entitled to damages if they were hit by a vehicle. In many cases, it turns out that the responsible driver was speeding, talking on his cell phone, or simply not paying attention—and he may also have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol. It also may be the case that a traffic light malfunctioned, or that the municipality has already been alerted about an especially dangerous intersection and has done nothing to remedy the problem.
Economic Damages May Help Cover the Cost of Medical Expenses
Pedestrians always bear the brunt of the impact in accidents when they are struck by a car or truck. Unfortunately, in most cases injured pedestrians usually sustain significant and catastrophic injuries that require extensive medical treatment resulting in significant medical expenses. Often times, injured pedestrians sustain life altering physical impairments that limit their ability to perform their job duties. This can result in a significant loss of income and earning capacity.
Non-Economic Losses Are Also Real, and You May be Entitled to Compensation
Non-economic losses involving pain and suffering, mental anguish, and an inability to engage in once favorite hobbies or activities not only diminishes the quality of the injured pedestrian’s life, it also impacts the lives of family members and loved ones that once shared in those activities. In some cases, you may be entitled to compensation for non-economic losses, in addition to receiving compensation for economic damages (medical expenses and lost income).
Initial Legal Consultations Are Always Free
Our attorneys have over thirty years of experience representing clients with accident related injuries. We are in the position to provide you with the knowledge and experience that comes with dealing with these types of injuries for over thirty years. We are in the best position to handle your case through settlement negotiations or a jury trial.
No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our law offices today to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 and you will have taken your first step towards getting the compensation you deserve. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.