The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has released a new estimate showing that 7,485 pedestrian deaths occurred as a result of vehicles striking and killing them on U.S. roads in 2017. Twenty pedestrians are killed every day, on average. This number reflects the highest annual total of pedestrian fatalities in forty years. In addition, there were 774 more people killed in car accidents, a rise of 12% from the previous year.
Accidents involving pedestrians on U.S. highways kill hundreds every year and injure thousands more. When pedestrians collide with vehicle components like the hood, windshield, or bumper, they often sustain life-threatening injuries. Extremely painful head, pelvic, and leg wounds are typical. Those who sustain such severe injuries are entitled to financial restitution. Those who have suffered a loss of a loved one should be compensated as well.
How do victims of pedestrian accidents seek financial restitution, and how much is their case worth?
Talking to an experienced pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible is the greatest next step for anyone wounded in a pedestrian accident and their loved ones. This will help them determine whether or not they have a legitimate claim, how much it could be worth, and what steps to take next. Consult your case with the reputed attorneys at Khan Injury Law.
To Determine the Economic Cost of Damage
If you add up your particular damages and multiply by one or two, you should have a good idea of the worth of your non-economic damages. If your injuries are light to moderate, the insurance company is likely to settle for general damages in this ballpark.
Keeping a diary of the things you can’t do because of your injuries might help you calculate the value of your general damages, such as the money you would have spent on things like special events, hobbies, holding your baby, walking your dog, or going on a trip.
An increased multiplier could be used if you had serious injuries as a result of the accident.
The per diem technique of valuing general damages claims is another option. This strategy is often reserved for claims with more monetary value. Your lawyer can help you put a price on the mental anguish and physical hassles you’ve had to endure because of the incident.