A pedestrian crossing the street while carrying his grandson was seriously injured when he was struck by an elderly driver.
The 57-year old man was struck on Providence Street outside of the Vernon Hill School while holding his 4-year old grandson. The blue Ford Taurus that struck him was being driven by an 85-year old woman from Worcester.
The man suffered injuries to his head and legs, but his injuries were not considered to be life-threatening. The boy did not appear to be injured, but was taken to a local hospital with his grandfather for evaluation. The driver was not injured, but was also taken to the hospital to be evaluated.
Pedestrians are entirely susceptible to injury because of the fact that they have no physical barriers to protect them, unlike drivers in motor vehicles. Pedestrians commonly suffer from broken bones, serious bruising, cuts and lacerations, head and brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and even death.
When a pedestrian is the victim in a car collision, there are numerous legal implications that can complicate his/her recover. Most often a victim will wonder, “Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?” Additional concerns may also include coverage for lost wages if injuries prevent him/her from returning to work, what to do if the injury results in long-term or permanent disability, and financial compensation for emotional loss.
The attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP understand the concerns victims of pedestrian incidents have, and are sensitive to these needs. With nearly 50 years of experience handling personal injury and pedestrian accident cases around the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, our team of attorneys has the knowledge and expertise to settle cases and help clients achieve the highest possible recovery settlement for their injuries and suffering.
If you or a loved one was recently the victim of a pedestrian accident, do not hesitate to solicit the advice of one of the seasoned attorneys at Altman & Altman. Upon initial consultation our attorneys will determine whether you qualify for a personal injury claim and are eligible to collect compensation for your injuries. All initial consultations are completely free and confidential and our attorneys are available around the clock to answer any questions you have pertaining to your case.