You were just heading to lunch to meet up with a couple of friends after doing some holiday shopping in SoHo. When you were crossing at an intersection, a vehicle turned quickly toward you, before you could retreat safely to the sidewalk. Before you knew it, you were crashing into the car’s windshield and seeing your life flash before your eyes.
You count yourself lucky you survived the crash. In 2019, 121 pedestrians died in NYC vehicle accidents. Still, you suffered few broken bones and a serious concussion. What should you do now that you are recovering? How are you going to pay your medical bills?
After the accident
If you received serious injuries after a pedestrian crash, you need to contact the driver’s insurance company. The driver’s insurance company most likely is liable for paying your medical bills and lost wages.
However, when you contact the driver’s insurance company, you shouldn’t talk about your injuries at all. You also want to avoid making a recorded statement about the incident. You don’t want to hurt your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your injuries related to the crash.
Getting maximum compensation for your injuries
You need to follow your doctor’s treatment plan to get better compensation for your injuries, as well as consult with a personal injury attorney about the accident. You don’t want to accept any settlement for your injuries without having a personal injury attorney review your case to see if you might be eligible for more damages.
Recovering from serious injuries after a pedestrian crash can take months. It can be frustrating to feel limited in what you can do and have to miss work. You want to ensure you take the right steps to ensure your injury costs will be covered and you can focus on getting better.