In personal injury law, if a pedestrian is injured as a result of the negligence of the driver of a motor vehicle, then the pedestrian may be able to recover damages from the driver and owner of the vehicle. Such damages may include medical costs, wage loss and pain and suffering, as well as other damages. If you are a pedestrian and are injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you should obtain the name and address of the driver in the accident, the name and address of the owner of the vehicle, and the name of the insurance company providing coverage for the vehicle. The names, addresses, and telephone numbers of any witnesses should also be obtained if possible.
If you are injured, a police officer should immediately be contacted so that the accident will be properly investigated and a police report prepared. The police officer should be advised of all injuries sustained. A police report is very useful when seeking damages for your personal injuries. You should also immediately contact your insurance company. You may be covered by your own or your family’s insurance policy. You should consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible so that your rights will be protected and your claim can be fully investigated. For this and more information on personal injury, damages and fault, follow the link below: