Auto-pedestrian accidents are tricky affairs. Unfortunately in one of these, the pedestrian usually is seriously injured or even killed. Huge medical bills are inevitable as is loss of wages for the time away from work. Another possible spin-off is long term injuries which a victim might have to live with for a lifetime. Many such injuries put an end to the regular life the person lived before the accident and deprives them of the normal joys of living.
Many victims of auto-pedestrian accidents are confined to wheelchairs for the rest of their lives and are unable to continue working in a job for which they were trained in and that they enjoyed. In some extreme cases victims have sustained brain injuries which have lasting consequences needing long-term therapy. In some cases these injuries are not immediately apparent but begin to appear after some time.
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Auto-pedestrian accidents are particularly tricky affairs because more often than not the driver tends to recant and deny responsibility. For some reason this is more frequent in auto-pedestrian accidents than in other motor vehicle accidents. If you or someone close to you has been a victim of an auto-pedestrian accident then there’s all the more reason for you to consult an accident attorney as soon as possible. A knowledgeable accident attorney will begin the investigation process immediately so as to gather irrefutable evidence which the driver cannot disclaim easily or at a later stage. While there are lots of very skilled injury lawyers, it is critical to hire one with experience in auto-pedestrian accident cases primarily because of the twists and turns that could take place.
Your accident attorney will tell you if your accident is a fit and proper case for making a claim for damages. It’s also important to know who to make a claim against. One can raise a claim against the negligent driver, and possibly the employer of the driver, the owner of the vehicle, or even the manufacturer if the accident occurred because of vehicle defect.