Not all car accident injuries look alike. Sometimes, people are injured in an accident even when they are not in a vehicle. At Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C., we know that people get struck by vehicles all the time. Sometimes, they even get their foot ran over. If that happens, you need to know how to secure compensation for your medical expenses. Let us investigate what happened so we can secure the coverage you deserve. Call us when you need a Kansas City personal injury attorney.
These injuries can cause major expenses
You may not think about your foot getting run over by a vehicle, but this happens more often than most people realize. They can happen in various locations:
- In a crowded parking lot with a driver not paying attention to their surroundings.
- On a sidewalk when a driver accidentally jumps a curb while making a turn.
- In driveways when a person is backing out.
When these incidents occur, the extent of the injury often depends on a variety of factors, including how much the car weighs, how fast it was going, and the type of show a person is wearing (if they were wearing shoes at all).
These injuries can include:
- Bruising and swelling
- Vein and artery damage
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
These incidents should be treated like any other pedestrian accident – meaning that the negligent driver can be held accountable for running over your foot. During the latest reporting year in Missouri, there were 1,391 pedestrians injured in vehicle accidents across the state.
We suggest securing an attorney to help with these cases. Your attorney will work to prove that the driver was at fault in the incident by obtaining all evidence from the scene, including:
- Any accident reports
- Eyewitness accounts
- Video or photographic evidence
Your attorney will use your medical records to prove than an injury occurred and secure the assistance of medical experts to properly calculate your total damages.
A claim can be made with the at-fault driver’s insurance company to recover damages. However, insurance companies often try to put the blame on the victim in order to deny a settlement. It may be necessary to file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver’s insurance company or against the driver personally to recover compensation.
Let us help you with this case
If you or a loved one have sustained a foot injury because a negligent driver ran over it, you may need to seek legal assistance. The team at Mayer & Rosenberg, P.C. is ready to investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need. These injuries can lead to serious expenses, so let us work to obtain:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Coverage of any necessary physical therapy
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages