As unfortunate as it is, pedestrian accidents happen all the time in Washington D.C. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle, they are often the victim of very severe injuries such as broken bones, lacerations, head or brain injuries, and soft tissue injuries. Of course, these victims will also have to face the burden of significant medical bills, lost wages due to time out of work, as well as a number of other non-economic burdens.
When a pedestrian is injured due to driver negligence, they may want to consider bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver of the car. A successful injury claim will allow the victim to recover damages that can help ease some of the burdens of the accident. Some of the damages that an injured party may be entitled to include pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earnings, medical expenses, emotional distress, and more. However, these injury cases are often difficult because the injured party will be required to prove negligence.
It is important that an injured pedestrian files their claim within 3 years of the date of the accident if the legal action is being taken against another private citizen. If you have been injured due to another person’s negligence, contact our firm today.
The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.