For some residents of Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas in Pennsylvania, being on the road as a pedestrian goes beyond getting from one place to another and is part of their job. This holds true for people who do a variety of jobs. They must be constantly vigilant of drivers who might not be paying attention, are speeding, are under the influence, or are simply negligent. When there is an accident between a vehicle and a pedestrian, there can be serious injuries and death. A lawsuit can help to recover compensation after these car accidents.
A 70-year-old woman working as a school crossing guard was hit by a car and injured. The accident happened when a vehicle sped around a corner as a child was crossing the street. The guard pushed the child to safety before she was hit. The guard’s family said that the driver did not see her and apologized after the accident. She was taken to the hospital where she was found to have suffered from a broken leg, a broken arm, and a concussion. It is not known yet if the driver will be charged.
An accident where a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle can result in long-term damage and extensive personal and financial problems. Should the person survive, the recovery can be a long, difficult journey. If the person is elderly, it is even harder. Broken bones and head injuries can be found immediately, but, even if the person recovers, that does not mean that there will not be other issues that arise as time passes.
A legal filing can help to recover compensation for medical costs, lost time at work and long-term care. A lawyer can provide guidance and advice in pursuing a case.
Source: wtae.com, “Beloved crossing guard hit by car while pushing child out of way in Wilkinsburg,” April 10, 2018