Medical Care And Distress After Pedestrian Accidents
Clearwater has a reputation as being a walkable city. There are condos, vacation rentals, and, of course, beaches, that can all be accessed on foot. But anytime a person is walking and there is traffic present, pedestrian accidents are possible. It is essential that individuals pay attention to their surroundings and follow traffic signs and signals, whether they are traveling in a vehicle, walking, or out for a morning jog.
According to one report of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are over 75,000 pedestrians that are injured in car collisions every year. This means thousands of families are juggling medical expenses, lost wages, and adjusting family priorities to meet the needs of an injured family member. While an insurance claim or lawsuit will not turn back the clock, it can bring the financial resources needed to access the care a person needs to heal. After an accident in Clearwater, Hudson, or Tampa, make an appointment with an attorney.
Fees for Urgent Care, Prescriptions, and Doctor Visits
Expenses can accumulate in a variety of ways. For some there are out-of-pocket fees that are not covered by their employer supplied health insurance. Others are paying for prescription drugs needed to heal from their pedestrian accident, and the funds are coming completely from their own bank accounts because they were uninsured at the time of the accident.
In addition to healthcare expenses, there are times when a pedestrian injury results in a person needing time off work to heal. The level of wage loss will likely depend on the severity of the injury. Some people are no longer able to work in a field they worked in for years after an accident injury, others need weeks or months off to heal and then can return to their place of employment, provided their position is still available. Each situation needs to be analyzed individually.
Beyond tangible bills, such as urgent care invoices, prescription receipts, and doctor visit bills, financial recovery from emotional distress could be part of an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Documentation for pain and suffering could include logs of a person’s inability to sleep and counselor assessments, for example.
When More Evidence Is Needed
One of the many ways a Florida personal injury lawyer can help is accessing more evidence if your claim is currently weak. To strengthen a claim, video footage from a nearby business or witness testimony could be collected. Visual evidence and third party accounts can solidify your need for recovery.
Could your family use financial support as one or more of you heal from accident injuries? Compensation could be possible. To learn more, reach out and talk to a legal expert. Florida accident injuries can lead to financial settlements, whether the damage recovery amount will be large or not will depend on the details of your case. The attorneys at Roman & Roman have over 100 years of combined personal injury experience, and our attorneys know how to secure the relief you need. Schedule your no-obligation, free consultation today.