Pedestrians sharing the road with drivers can sometimes be a recipe for disaster. Even though continuous efforts are made to improve pedestrian safety, the risk of injury remains high for anyone crossing a parking lot, sidewalk or road by foot. Unfortunately, a Connecticut elderly woman is recovering from injuries sustained from a pedestrian accident while walking to church Sunday morning.
According to police report, an elderly woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her head after being struck by a compact SUV in the church parking lot. As the driver of the SUV entered the parking lot, a sudden glare from the sun altered his vision, causing him to strike the elderly pedestrian. No injuries were sustained from the driver, and police continue to investigate the accident.
Injuries from a pedestrian accident can be severe and sometimes require costly medical expenses. Recovering these damages can sometimes be more complex than other similar cases, especially when factors such as insurance, degree of injuries and the defendant’s ability to pay are factored in. Despite the complexity, victims who have been injured during a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent motorist may be eligible to receive compensation for losses as a result of the accident. These funds may help alleviate any cost incurred from medical bills and lost wages, as well as pain and suffering or mental and emotional distress.
Within the state of Connecticut, laws are in place to protect the rights of victims should an unforeseen pedestrian accident occur. To help negotiate claims and recover any eligible reimbursements, victims may benefit from the guidance of experienced legal counsel. While the recovery of monetary damages may not ease any physical or emotional pain, victims still have the right to pursue all of their legal options in such circumstances.
Source: newtonbee.com, “Elderly Pedestrian Struck By SUV”, Andrew Gorosko Published: January, Jan. 22, 2018