With the number of dangers on the road in Pennsylvania, people are wise to be extra cautious when they are out and about as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. But, even if they are careful, there is always a risk that there will be a car accident. When it involves a pedestrian, the results are inevitably bad, with the person usually suffering severe injuries or even dying. Individuals who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian-auto accident must think about their options for a legal filing to attempt to recover compensation for what happened.
According to a recent report, a 56-year-old hospital worker died when she was hit by a vehicle as she crossed the street. The accident occurred in the evening and was close to the hospital’s entrance. According to the investigation, it was a Jeep that crashed into her. She was taken to the hospital for treatment, but died. The 25-year-old driver of the Jeep remained at the scene and is being cooperative with the investigation of this incident. It is not known whether charges will be filed for his role in the accident. The investigation is ongoing.
When a pedestrian is hit by a car, the lack of protection and inherent vulnerability makes it a very serious circumstance. There is a likelihood of injuries, including cuts, bruises and broken bones. In a severe crash, there can be spinal cord damage, head trauma and internal injuries. The worst-case scenario involves a crash so severe that the injuries are catastrophic and lead to death. For people who have been injured as pedestrians, there will be medical expenses, lost time on the job, the inability to function as normally and other issues. These issues could last for a finite period or be for the rest of their lives. When there is a fatality, the family must learn how to get beyond such an unnecessary accident. A legal filing is frequently the only strategy to be adequately compensated.
Although the driver of the Jeep in this recent incident remained at the scene and the accident investigation is ongoing, the victim’s family is probably thinking about the future and contemplating their legal options after this car crash.