Pedestrian accidents can lead to some of the most devastating injuries. In some cases, the severity of the impact can result in an unfortunate fatality. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident as a pedestrian, then you may be able to recover compensation from the driver of the vehicle who struck you. Although no amount of money can make your pain and suffering go away, it can help you cope with the stack of bills and other expenses you’ve incurred because of the accident. Contact the compassionate Raleigh car accident lawyers at Maurer Law now to learn more about your rights.
Earlier this year, a North Carolina woman was hit and killed in a pedestrian accident in a suburb. The woman, who had recently celebrated her 51st birthday after surviving a difficult case of Covid-19, was at home when she saw a little boy who was a family friend chasing a ball as it rolled into the street. The woman observed a truck approaching the child in the roadway and ran out into the street to push the child out of the way. The background on what happened leading up to her death came from a neighbor who observed the situation. Although the decedent was taken to the hospital to receive medical treatment, she was unable to survive the impact of her injuries.
To hold a careless driver responsible for your injuries or the loss of a loved one, you must prove that the driver failed to drive with the same ordinary care and skill that a prudent and reasonable driver would use. When we travel through the suburbs, we have a duty to obey the speed limit and keep an eye out for pedestrians. There is a greater likelihood of children playing and people outside when you are driving through a suburban area.
Many drivers shirk this duty, however, and drive carelessly. Sometimes drivers engage in distracted driving habits like checking their cell phones, eating, talking to passengers, adjusting the radio, or interacting with pets and kids in the car. In other cases, speeding, aggressive driving, or intoxicated driving may be involved. Your lawyer can conduct a thorough investigation into your claim to determine whether someone owes you compensation for their careless driving.
If you can prove that the other driver did not operate their vehicle according to the standard of care, then you may be entitled to compensation. There are many different expenses that you can recover from a liable defendant. This includes medical bills, future medical costs, lost earnings, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering. If you lost a loved one as a result of the accident, you could also recover compensation for funeral and burial expenses as well as the loss of your loved one’s companionship, love, and support.
At Maurer Law, we have represented numerous individuals throughout Raleigh in a wide variety of car accident matters. You can schedule a free consultation to talk to one of our lawyers about your potential case and whether we can help you hold a careless driver responsible. Time may be running out on your claim, so contact us now at 1-888-258-1087 or contact us online.