A pedestrian accident can leave a victim with serious injuries. When a pedestrian is hit by a motor vehicle it is not uncommon to suffer from catastrophic injuries like fractured bones, internal bleeding, spinal cord injuries and even traumatic brain injuries, which can have devastating impacts on their life. All of these injuries can quickly amount to tremendous medical bills and lost time at work. And of course, there is the reality of a lengthy road to recovery ahead.
Costs of Recovery from Your Pedestrian Accident
Below are some of the costs associated with recovery from a pedestrian accident that you may not have thought about:
- ambulance fees;
- emergency room fees, diagnostic tests and treatment costs;
- emergency surgery;
- hospital admission;
- follow-up medical care and consultations;
- in-home nursing care;
- physical therapy; and
- pain management therapy
All of these bills are quick to pile up. Fortunately, you may be able to get compensated for these and other expenses you have incurred by pursuing a claim against the person who caused the accident.
Recovery from Emotional Injuries
Many people recognize that life-altering physical injuries are likely after a pedestrian accident. What most people overlook are the emotional injuries.
- We have helped many victims of pedestrian accidents recover from the following emotional injuries:
- coping with the loss of a loved one;
- experiencing a fear of vehicles; and
- grappling with disfiguring injuries (severe road rash, limb amputation, burns and facial lacerations).
It is important to remember that your emotional well-being in just as important as your physical health. This could mean that a comprehensive rehabilitation plan that includes therapy, support groups and medications may be central to your overall recovery plan.
It takes a long time to heal after a severe injury so the last thing you need when you’re trying to focus on your health is concerns about how you will pay for your medical bills. While you may have health insurance, your policy probably only covers so much. Additionally, the stress associated with worrying over your financings has been proven to impact health.
Have You Been Injured In A Pedestrian Accident?
If you've been hurt in a pedestrian accident you should speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 727.446.0840 to schedule your free consultation.