FAQs about Being Involved in a Pedestrian Accident in Tempe
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're the recent victim of a pedestrian accident, then you already know how easy confusion, frustration, desperation, and feelings of hopelessness can set in. You've probably experienced all of these feelings multiple times within the past 24 hours. And yet, it doesn't have to be this way. While these feelings are completely normal and no one can fault you for feeling like you're all alone, even if you aren't, there are ways that you can help yourself through the pain of your serious injuries, and through the many months of therapy and financial recovery that lay ahead. And that starts with understanding the answers to these questions most frequently asked by people who have been hit by cars in Tempe and throughout Arizona.
Can I Hold The Driver Responsible For Crashing Into Me As A Pedestrian in a Tempe Car Accident?
We all want the at fault party in a collision to face consequences for what they did. In some cases, the driver will face criminal charges of some sort for hitting you. But there are other ways that they can be held responsible, too, whether or not they are formally charged with a crime. You can file a personal injury claim making the at-fault driver pay for your injuries, medical expenses, personal suffering, physical therapy, prescription medications, mental and emotional health therapy, loss of income while you are unable to work, bill payments, and other costs directly related to your injuries and the accident. But that can only happen if you file a claim against the at-fault driver. Many times there may be more people involved than just the at-fault driver as well. There are many factors that a Tempe personal injury attorney can look into to see what types of claims you may have against an at-fault driver.
Are My Injuries a Common Occurrence for Pedestrian Crash Victims?
It's difficult to believe that anyone else could ever have gone through the pain that you are experiencing. That's one of the reasons so many people report feeling alone and misunderstood during the initial stages of recovery after being struck by a vehicle. But the truth is that other people before you have experienced your same injuries. Some of the most common injuries sustained in an accident between a pedestrian and a motorist include broken bones, head injuries, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), crushed bones, internal injuries, lacerations, back injuries, neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries. If you experienced any of these injuries, just know that you are not alone and there is someone out there who can relate and even provide you with support. Talk to your doctor about possible support groups or to find out if there's anyone who has recovered that may be able to talk to you.
After being involved in a pedestrian accident, you want answers. If you have questions, we are here to help. Feel free to give us a call when you are up to it. We know being involved in an accident is a lot to go through. We are here to help when you are ready. Call the Husband And Wife Law Team at (480) 753-4534.