You were walking across the street in your neighborhood when a driver suddenly pulled out of their driveway and backed straight into you. The next thing you remember, you were waking up inside an ambulance with the paramedics monitoring your vital signs.

Upon arrival to the hospital, you had to have surgery for a serious brain bleed, and you were left with broken bones throughout your body. You have a neck brace, casts and other medical tools keeping everything in place.

A pedestrian crash like this can be devastating. With serious injuries, you may need months or even years to fully recover. Sometimes, a full recovery isn’t possible at all.

You can file a personal injury claim to recover the financial losses you’ve suffered. There is no reason that a victim of a crash should have to suffer financially on top of everything else.

Pedestrian crashes can add up to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical costs, so it’s smart to do what you can to hold the driver responsible for their actions. Failing to look where they were going as they backed out led to your injuries. Therefore, they should report the crash to their insurance company and make sure you’re covered. Your attorney can help by negotiating with the insurance agents to get you a fair settlement.

If a fair settlement isn’t offered, your attorney can go on to represent you in court, so they can fight for an award that will cover your expenses, pain and suffering and other financial losses. Our website has more on what to expect if you work with an attorney on your personal injury case.