When a vehicle collides with a pedestrian, the victim may receive life-threatening injuries. The person may need immediate medical attention and may also need rehabilitation. The victim may suffer from head injuries, broken bones and may possibly be permanently disabled. The person may require constant medical attention, which can be very costly.
This appears to be the case in a recent accident in a suburb of Boston, where a 67-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car on Salem Road near the Wilmington town line. After hitting the 67-year-old man, the driver drove 50 yards and stopped. The accident victim allegedly suffered serious injuries, including an apparent head injury. A medflight was called to transfer the person to Boston Medical Center.
A state accident reconstruction team was called to investigate the accident and the cause is not known yet.
When a person is injured in a car accident – whether it is a passenger in a car, motorcyclist or a pedestrian – the person may be able to claim compensation from a negligent driver. A successful lawsuit may be able to obtain medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages.
Of course, an investigation – like the one noted in the story above – can help to determine liability and answer many questions regarding the cause of the incident. However, a police report may be only part of the equation; an experienced attorney may also complete an independent analysis of the situation to develop additional evidence, if necessary, to support a case.
The results of a car accident can be devastating, but one’s financial future need not suffer the same results as the victim’s physical health. A personal injury lawsuit can help ensure an accident victim has the financial resources available to recover and return to as normal a life as possible.
Source: Patch, “Man Seriously Injured When Struck By Car On Salem Road,” Bill Gilman, Feb. 6, 2013