Who is responsible when you suffer a personal injury?

You and your friends were excited to have an afternoon to spend with one another. You were all heading to a park for a picnic and to play some outdoor sports. It was supposed to be a great afternoon.

Your world was turned upside down as you attempted to cross the street between the picnic area and a local gas station. Even though you had the right of way, a driver who was looking away from the road plowed into you. The last thing you remember before waking up in the hospital was looking at the ground coming toward you.

Pedestrian accidents like yours can be deadly, so you're lucky to have survived. However, you have broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. These injuries will take time to heal, which means that you will have to spend many days in the hospital, in physical therapy and going through other medical treatments.

A personal injury is expensive: Who should pay?

After injuries like yours, it's understandable that you wouldn't want to pay for your medical care. You may also be concerned about how you'll support yourself if you can't work.

The fortunate thing is that the driver who struck you may be liable if they are found to be at fault in the collision. If they were texting, distracted or not paying attention, that's an even greater reason to make sure that they are held responsible for their actions.

Our website has more information on seeking a personal injury claim against anyone who has struck you. If you're a victim, you deserve the support you need to seek fair compensation.

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