When accidents happen, it can be tough for everyone concerned. Whether it's a light scrape or serious injuries, which it was in this case, the last thing anyone wants to be worrying about is cost. Fortunately, victims of such accidents can attempt to recover expenses through a personal injury claim.
Boston residents may have heard about a woman who hit a pedestrian on the morning of Oct. 17. According to police, the pedestrian is fighting for her life after being taken to the Boston Medical Center. If the police determine the driver is at fault in this car accident, the injured woman may seek compensation for damages.
The pedestrian, a 61-year-old woman from a nearby state was struck near a crosswalk on Hampton Road in Exeter, New Hampshire, which is just to the north of Boston. According to police, the woman was on her way to work at the time of the accident. The woman had to be flown to Boston Medical Center due to the serious nature of the injuries to her lower body. The hospital listed her as being in a critical condition.
A 59-year-old woman was identified as the driver of the car. Police said she was not injured. Police believe that the sun may have distracted the woman in the moments before the accident. The impact of the accident punched a hole in the front of the car. While the driver may face charges in the future, none have been filed at this time.
Those seriously injured in car accidents may face high medical bills in addition to pain and suffering. Having a full understanding of their legal rights will help them get the compensation they deserve.
Source: Exeter Patch, "Pedestrian in bad crash fighting for her life," Jason Claffey, Oct. 18, 2012