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What are the possible damages for pedestrian knock-down injuries?

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2024 | Pedestrian knock-downs

Pedestrian knock-down injuries can be devastating, potentially resulting in lifelong harm to the victim. These accidents can lead to extensive financial and psychological burdens for the victims and their loved ones.

If you have been injured in a New York pedestrian knock-down accident, you might be able to pursue compensation. Damages that you may seek include the following.

Lost wages

A pedestrian knock-down accident may result in you being unable to work due to your injuries. This can cause a significant loss of income, including wages, bonuses and other employment benefits. Compensation for lost wages seeks to reimburse you for the earnings you would have received during the time you were unable to work due to your injuries.

Medical expenses

Treatment and ongoing care for pedestrian knock-down injuries can incur substantial medical expenses. This includes emergency room visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medication costs, rehabilitation therapy, assistive devices and future medical care related to the injuries. Seeking compensation for medical expenses aims to cover medical bills resulting from the accident.

Pain and suffering

Getting knocked down and injured will definitely cause physical pain and emotional distress. Pain and suffering damages seek to compensate you for the physical discomfort, emotional anguish and mental trauma experienced as a result of the pedestrian knock-down accident. They are mainly subjective and can vary based on the extent of the injuries, the duration of pain and suffering and the impact on your daily life and relationships. These damages aim to acknowledge the non-economic impact of the accident on your quality of life and well-being.

Punitive damages

Unlike other damages that aim to compensate the victim for their losses, punitive damages are meant to punish the at-fault driver and help prevent similar misconduct in the future. In pedestrian knock-down cases, punitive damages may be awarded if the driver was intoxicated, driving at excessive speeds or engaging in other egregious behavior that significantly contributed to the accident.

Legal counsel can provide valuable guidance through the process to help secure fair compensation for your pedestrian knock-down injuries.