Pedestrian Accident: Wrongful Death ClaimsAccording to the Washington Post on the subject of transportation, an article posted on January 23, 2019 stated that, “Between 2008 and 2017 nationally, 49 340 pedestrians were killed”. The article recorded statements from Emiko Atherton, the author of a study on pedestrian deaths by the group Smart Growth America, regarding a pedestrian danger index created using national pedestrian fatality count data from the period 2008 to 2017. She stated that “Pedestrian safety is not getting better. We are at record highs when it comes to killing pedestrians. We haven’t hit this height since 1990.”
Pedestrian accidents are usually caused by a distracted driver and result in an initial injury. However, many of these situations unfortunately quickly turn into loss of life. It is not uncommon for pedestrians to die in an accident through some form of traumatic impact on the individual especially when dealing with a car. Some incidents that lead to pedestrian deaths include being hit by a car, run over by a driver, being struck with a large object a car may hit at some point during the accident. As a result, the individual requires immediate medical assistance in order to fully recover. Physical injuries sustained may harm the organs through broken bones and may result in a significant loss of blood. And it is due to these physical injuries that the pedestrian can die. A Crowson Law Group spokesperson stated, “It is important to note that a wrongful death claim can be brought forward where the death of the pedestrian results from the negligence of the driver involved in the accident.”
One article states, “Pedestrians typically have the right of way unless they cross right in front of moving vehicles. So, for a wrongful death claim to be viable, the deceased must suffer injuries where death resulted from the actions of the driver in the wrong.”
If a pedestrian is injured as a result of a driver’s negligence, he or she can receive compensation for such injuries by way of a personal injury claim. However, if the pedestrian dies, the available legal recourse is to file a wrongful death claim instead of a personal injury claim. Therefore, rather than the pedestrian filing their own claim, the claim is transferred to the surviving family or the deceased estate in order to receive compensation. Regarding a wrongful death pedestrian injury claim, compensation may be based on the death of a loved one, and emotional pain and suffering of losing that goes along with it; the compensation may also extend to financial support for the family in order to recover from the loss of income and loss of funding for the household. It may also include the recovery of funeral expenses.
There are instances in which pedestrians injured pedestrians are severely injured from the impact of the accident and receive emergency medical services. They are cared for at the hospital in hopes that they will recover. Unfortunately, in some cases, the pedestrian’s injuries may become too serious for them to recover from or they may have internal damage that leads to organ failure resulting in death. In such cases the initial personal injury case will transform into a wrongful death claim. The personal injury lawyer car accident will not change, although the claims change.
About the company:
Crowson Law Group is a law firm of renowned professionals who handle only personal injury matters. For legal advice and representation for a Wasilla accident, contact Crowson Law Group’s Wasilla offices today.
Company : Crowson Law Group Wasilla
Address: 1981 E. Palmer-Wasilla Hwy, Suite 220
Wasilla, AK 99654
This release was published on openPR.
Permanent link to this press release:
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.
You can edit or delete your press release Pedestrian Accident: Wrongful Death Claims here
News-ID: 1567604 • Views: 1093
More Releases from Crowson Law Group
Medical Malpractice Victim’s Guide
Every patient consciously or unconsciously puts their trust in the hands of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for their care. As a result of this trust, it is easy for the patient to forget that doctors are human and can make mistakes. And depending on the nature of the mistake this can prove to be fatal on the part of the patient. One study conducted by
Alaska’s Survival Action Laws
Because personal injury, in most cases, has to do with an individual suffering physical injuries to the body it is possible for a personal injury claim to be filed only for the plaintiff to die halfway through the claim process. In such cases, there are laws that govern the issue while a case is pending and it is possible to continue with the lawsuit even after the death of the
Worker’s Compensation for Allergies
A man was employed at a chocolate factory for 2 years. At the end of his 2 year period he was transferred to a new factory site. It was after this transfer that he suffered excessive itching and swelling due to an allergic reaction to nuts which he unknowingly consumed in the office cafeteria. The basic question then is: should this employee be covered by worker’s compensation for the allergic
Medication Package Inserts – Medical Malpractice?
All prescription medications come with a package inserts in them that provides detailed information about the medication, the conditions that it treats, the potential side effects as well as possible drug interactions, dosing and other important information. Unfortunately, most people, including doctors, assume that this information is more of a legal document that is written in order to protect the drug manufacturers. As a result, they fail to take the
More Releases for Wasilla
Pain and Suffering and Mental Illness
Personal injury cases often involve multiple types of damages that a victim may receive as a part of their compensation when a claim is made. One of the most common forms of damages individuals suffer from and claim for is pain and suffering which includes various forms of emotional distress or even mental illness that require treatment. One article stated that “While a car accident is able to leave physical
Tote bags Market from 2017-2024: Growth Analysis by Manufacturers, Regions, Type …
Tote bag is a type of women’s handbag. Tote bags contain larger space as compared to other handbags and allow women to carry maximum number of goods at the same time. Tote bags are perfect solutions for carrying large stuffs such as laptop. Global tote bags market is expected to thrive at a considerable CAGR during the forecast period. The market is expected to expand on the back