People struck by an automobile while going for a walk or run may qualify to sue the negligent driver (or, in some cases, their employer). Taking legal action can provide you with a way to tell your truth and claim monetary damages and compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and traumatic experience. The driver’s PIP coverage is to pay the medical expenses and lost wages of an injured pedestrian, while the liability section of the driver’s policy will cover pain and suffering if the driver is negligent and caused the injuries. You can embark on the courtroom process yourself, but working with a seasoned personal injury attorney can help you do so more skillfully.

Consider collaborating with a Dover pedestrian accident lawyer at Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya. With years of experience fighting for the injured, our team has a wealth of knowledge and resources at its disposal, which we can leverage to advocate for your interests. Our team respects the vulnerable position that you are in and will treat you with the dignity and attention you deserve.

Common Pedestrian Collision Injuries

Because people on foot do not have the protection of a metal cage or seatbelts as they would if they were in a vehicle, they often experience catastrophic injuries if a car hits them. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Cuts, scrapes, and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Crush injuries
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis

Our attorneys in Dover can help injured pedestrians understand and advocate for their legal rights in the aftermath of a crash. We can put in the significant work required to locate and use materials, such as traffic camera footage, incident reports, and medical documents, to build a case. We can also provide targeted advice to injured people who want to know if the settlement they received from the insurance company is a fair deal and what to do if it is not. Often, damages include payments for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and disfigurement.

Seeking Legal Damages for a Pedestrian’s Wrongful Death

Sadly, some pedestrians succumb to the physical harm they sustain from an impact with a motorist. In many situations, Delaware Code Title 10, § 8107 gives eligible surviving family members two years to bring a wrongful death lawsuit if their loved one dies because a negligent driver hits them. Under Del. Code Title. 10, § 3724, spouses, children, siblings, and parents may qualify for monetary relief if a careless motorist kills their loved one.

Compensation the eligible family members may receive includes loss of support, household services, and parental guidance. Additionally, payment for mental anguish may be available to the person’s spouses and close relatives. Likewise, Delaware law allows people to request reimbursement for reasonable funeral expenses.

Losing a loved one because an inattentive or reckless driver hit them can be a challenging experience to move through. With the help of our compassionate lawyers, people in Dover can take steps to seek legal damages after their spouse, parent, or child dies after being struck by a vehicle while they were going for a walk. Taking this step can help people reclaim their agency after the trauma of their loss.

Call a Dover Attorney for Legal Help After a Pedestrian Crash

Being hit by a vehicle can cause you to experience devastating losses. While nothing can truly undo the harm done to you and your family, taking a stand in court can be an empowering and rewarding step. Instead of going through this process without legal guidance, you may find it useful to work with a seasoned law firm.

At Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya, our team of attorneys devote considerable time and attention to championing the rights of injured people. We can appreciate the hurt you may be feeling during this time and are here to understand where you are coming from and how we might be able to assist you. Contact a Dover pedestrian accident lawyer today to schedule an initial consultation.