“I was a pedestrian hit by a car, can I be compensated for my injuries?”
In Kentucky, an injured pedestrian may be entitled to pain and suffering, medical bill reimbursement, lost wages, and loss of future income. Pain and suffering is past, present and future. It applies to both physical pain and emotional trauma. Medical bills will be paid by the at-fault insurance company through personal injury protection insurance and also through a bodily injury settlement or verdict. Lost wages are proven by the amount of work missed as a result of the injury. Loss of future income is determined by evaluating how the injuries sustained prohibit certain types of work/income. For example, if someone that works with their hands at the Ford Plant hurts their dominant hand it can cause serious ramifications as far as work being performed after the injury. It is rare that someone is just a little bit hurt as a pedestrian. I usually see catastrophic injuries that take a significant time to heal as well as medical bills that can be up to a million dollars. Fractures, brain injuries, internal bleeding, and other injuries are common when a pedestrian is hit by a car.