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Pedestrian Injury by Bus in Accident

How much compensation for pedestrian injury by bus in accident am I entitled to receive? I have suffered debilitating injuries as a result of being run over by a bus.

Question:

How much compensation for pedestrian injury by bus in accident am I entitled to receive? I have suffered debilitating injuries as a result of being run over by a bus.

Answer:

Without having a full injury assessment conducted by a personal injury solicitor, it is impossible to advise you how much compensation for pedestrian injury by bus in accident you may be entitled to receive. There are many elements of a pedestrian injury by bus in accident claim that have to be investigated and even months after your injuries were sustained, the full impact of the accident may not yet be known.

A claim for a pedestrian injury by bus in accident will look at two aspects of compensation. These two aspects are “general damages” and “special damages”. General damages are intended to address your pain and suffering at the time of your accident and throughout your rehabilitation period. Your injuries’ impact on your quality of life and your loss of amenity has to be assessed, along with the emotional effect such a major physical trauma will have to your psychological health.

Special damages compensate you for the actual financial implications of your injury as a result of your pedestrian injury by bus in accident. For instance, if you are no longer able to work as a result of your debilitating injuries, your claim for pedestrian injury by bus in accident will take this into account. As your medical and rehabilitation bills are also likely be considerable, and you may need to adapt your home to accommodate your requirements, a claim for pedestrian injury by bus in accident should recover these costs. Special damages ensure that you are no worse off financially than if the pedestrian injury by bus in accident had never happened.

Also, you may not need to wait until your settlement for pedestrian injury by bus in accident has been awarded to start paying for your urgent requirements. Once a solicitor has taken your case for pedestrian injury by bus in accident, it may be possible to arrange “interim payments” for your medical and other urgent needs.

As there may also be other issues relating to your claim for pedestrian injury by bus in accident, it is in your best interest to speak with a personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to discuss the circumstances of how the accident occurred. For example, if the bus company’s insurers claim that you are partially at fault for causing the accident, you may still be able to seek compensation for pedestrian injury by bus in accident; however the amount of general and special damages you receive may be affected.