You were enjoying your time out on a hike and were making your way back to your vehicle when the unexpected occurred: A driver who wasn’t paying attention struck you in the parking lot. Fortunately, they were traveling at a slow speed, but you still ended up being driven over by the vehicle’s front tires.
In haste, the driver backed up, causing the vehicle to roll over you twice. You suffered a broken leg and ankle, and you’re not sure when the trauma of this incident will be something you truly cope with. You’re not alone. This kind of accident happens to many people, and there are ways to seek compensation to support you as you adjust to life with these new injuries.
Compensation is about more than “getting paid”
Compensation isn’t just about getting money from someone who did something reckless or negligent. It’s about being able to support yourself while you’re unable to work. It’s about being able to pay off medical bills and to continue seeking medical care to help you get back to the level of health you enjoyed before the incident. It’s also about compensating you for the trauma you’ve been through so that you can take some time for yourself to relax, recuperate and come back stronger.
Pedestrian-car accidents like yours shouldn’t happen. If they do, then you have the right to pursue a claim and make sure the driver is held responsible. Our site has more information on what you can do next to help yourself get the most out of your personal injury claim.