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What damages are recoverable following a pedestrian accident?

A pedestrian accident can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute someone may be walking on the sidewalk, crossing the street, riding his or her bike or walking on the side of the road; the next minute they are down, having been hit by an automobile. A pedestrian accident can have serious to fatal outcomes. Sadly, too many individuals residing in Connecticut have been negatively affected by such events and have suffered greatly.

Following a pedestrian accident, if the victim survives, he or she will likely have a long and difficult road to recovery. The injuries suffered in this type of incident can be disabling, completely changing the course of one's life. There are some who suffer injuries that may be less severe, but can cause life-long pain and suffering. Regardless, victims of pedestrian accidents may find that they are hurting physically, emotionally and financially, and are unable to take care of themselves and their economic obligations.

If a pedestrian fails to survive an auto collision, his or her surviving family members will be left grieving their loss, but also having to shoulder the burden of medical, funeral and any other end-of-life expenses. Together with any lost wages and/or benefits that may also be lost due to their loved one's passing, this can be a significant source of stress. Thankfully, according to the laws of Connecticut, family members may have legal recourse.

Whether you survived a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one because of the same, an experienced personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim for compensation for your losses. In Connecticut, damages that may be recoverable in a civil claim based on evidence of negligence include medical and funeral expenses, lost wages, compensation for emotional distress and physical pain and suffering -- among various others. To learn more about what may be recovered following this type of accident and how an attorney can assist you with your case, please visit our firm's website.

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