If you were struck by a negligent driver and seriously injured, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical costs, lost income, and other damages you have incurred as a result. Rebecca Blair is a pedestrian accident attorney in Brentwood who can review your case in a free consultation, answer your questions, and help you fight for the settlement you deserve.What Factors Might Impact the Value of My Pedestrian Accident Claim?
There’s no magic formula for calculating a fair settlement in a personal injury case. To approximate the value of your claim, our team will have to review the pertinent facts and conduct a thorough investigation.
That said, you may find it helpful to learn about the factors that could impact the potential settlement figure, which include:
- The Amount of Income Lost: If you were prevented from returning to work due to your injuries, these lost earnings could be factored into the settlement calculations. If your injuries have led to a long-term or permanent disability, you may be able to recover compensation for loss of future earnings.
- The Kinds of Medical Care Needed: From emergency care to pain management to rehabilitation, medical expenses can add up quickly in the wake of a pedestrian accident. Minor and temporary injuries typically do not require the same level of care as more serious conditions or disabilities, and therefore tend to cost far less to treat. Medical expenses often make up a large portion of a personal injury settlement or verdict, so the severity of your injuries will likely play a major role in determining the potential value of your case.
- Other Costs Arising from the Accident: You may have had to pay for child care while you were recovering from your injuries or invest in home or vehicle modifications. Any reasonable and necessary costs arising from the tort may be included in the settlement. Hold onto any receipts or invoices documenting these costs.
- The Extent of Your Non-Economic Damages: Disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, loss of life enjoyment, and pain and suffering can be debilitating after a serious injury. These non-economic damages may contribute significantly to the potential value of your claim.
- Whether You Were Partially Liable: If your own negligence contributed to the accident, your settlement may be reduced by your own percentage of fault.
- Whether You Make Any Critical Mistakes: As your Brentwood pedestrian accident lawyer, Rebecca Blair can help you avoid costly mistakes that might jeopardize your case. Common errors made by claimants in these cases include posting on social media, delaying medical care, or ignoring doctors’ orders.
With more than 25 years of experience in legal practice, Rebecca Blair has the knowledge and resources to help you fight for the compensation you need to move on with life. To schedule a free consultation, call (615) 953-1122 or send a message on our Contact Page.