Those who are involved in a pedestrian accident may struggle with a number of consequences that affect them right away, such as intense pain and an injury that may take away their ability to work or take part in activities they enjoy. The financial consequences may also be immediately evident, with high medical costs and lost wages. However, it is also important for victims of pedestrian accidents and their loved ones to be aware of some of the long-term consequences that they may encounter as a result of the accident.
The emotional and financial consequences of a car wreck can be devastating, whether someone has trouble paying their hospital bills or sustains deep mental trauma as a result of the accident. However, the physical toll can be unbearable as well, and people are injured in many ways during these wrecks. Not only do some accident victims suffer broken bones, brain trauma and damage to their back or spinal cord, but some may sustain injuries to their face which result in scarring. Facial scarring can be especially tough because accident victims may be repeatedly asked questions about what happened, and they may feel insecure about their appearance.
If you happen to be involved in an auto-pedestrian accident while driving in Rome, it may be easy for outsiders to put the blame on your by default. The pedestrian absorbing the full impact of the collision while you were protected by your car may cause many to assign you fault due to feeling sympathy for the pedestrian. Many come to us here at Cromartie Law in the same scenario, concerned that this assumption may be harmful to them when liability issues are brought up. Yet it should be understood that while pedestrians do have their own traffic rights, the law also imposes restrictions on them.
A question that often accompanies personal injury lawsuits filed in Rome may be how much those bringing such action are entitled to collect. There may not be an easy answer to that question due to every injury case being unique. Typically, accident victims may be able to recover the cost of their medical expenses. Those injured in a car accident may also be awarded damages to help pay for any repairs that need to be performed on their vehicle (or to pay for an entirely new car). Then there is the matter of compensating for pain and suffering, which can differ from case to case.
Auto accident victims face a number of hardships on their road to recovery, and some people have an especially difficult time moving forward. For example, those who sustained massive injuries in the wreck may have a considerable amount of physical pain, and they may never be able to enjoy life in the same way ever again. Sometimes, people are prescribed pain medication because the challenges they are facing are so severe. Unfortunately, this has led to addiction in some people, which can make the accident even more disruptive from a long-term standpoint.
Some pedestrian accidents happen during the day, while others take place at night. Some involve the use of alcohol or drugs, and others happen because a driver loses control of his or her vehicle after going over a slick spot on the road. It is important for pedestrians to understand the different ways in which these accidents occur and some even happen while a worker is performing his or her job duties. Some occupations are especially likely to result in a pedestrian accident, such as those who work on road construction crews and those who are hired to stand alongside the road while holding a sign. Sadly, these accidents can be devastating for employees as well as the companies they work for.
Sharing the road with inexperienced teen drivers is an unavoidable part of life for Georgia residents, and while teen drivers lack experience through no fault of their own, many of them are also taking unnecessary risks that make them even more dangerous to the motoring public. At Cromartie Law, we recognize that texting and driving continues to be a serious and pervasive problem among teenagers, and we have helped many clients involved in car wrecks with negligent teen drivers pursue appropriate recourse in the aftermath.
Most people in Georgia have gotten in their vehicles after a less-than-restful night's sleep and gone about their day feeling fatigued. However, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns that if the sleep issue is insomnia, there is a high chance of a fatal accident.
Whether you are an expecting mother or your partner is pregnant, you may have a number of concerns related to pregnancy. Sadly, some people have had to suffer through terrible tragedies, such as the loss of a fetus. Moreover, car accidents can cause a mother to have a miscarriage and you may be going through these hardships yourself. Our law office knows that losing a child during a car crash can be very upsetting and some parents are never able to recover from the emotional pain that they endure following such a terrible accident.
Crashes happen on the road for all sorts of reasons, but some accidents are particularly unique. For example, some motor vehicle collisions involve a car that is not even moving. In some cases, a parked car may be involved in an accident because a driver parked their car poorly (or even on the road). In other instances, a reckless driver may veer off of the road and slam into a car that has pulled over for some reason or collide with a vehicle in a parking lot.