West Virginia City Being Sued for Pedestrian Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
The city of Marietta, West Virginia is being sued by a victim of a
bicycle accident that occurred last June when she sustained five broken ribs and a punctured
lung. The victim alleges her accident happened when she rode her bike
on a downhill grade that had an inflated water hose on the path. She claims
that there was no warning alerting pedestrians of the potential danger.
The water hose was placed across the bike path when city workers were
using it to wash a levee. The victim is not seeking a specific monetary
amount, and a pre-trial date has not been set.
Pedestrian accidents send thousands of people to E.R. rooms each year with
minor to severe injuries. The most frequent source of injury is due to
uneven or cracked sidewalks. However, injuries can happen due to vehicles,
holes in sidewalks or roads, falls and even dangerous weather conditions
such as ice. Pedestrians who utilize public sidewalks, bike paths and
roads should always remain alert in case there are issues with the surface.
Anyone who is working or obstructing pedestrian paths should properly
alert them of possible hazards to avoid injuries. Always contact your
park or city department to let them know of any issues to sidewalks, paths,
and roads. Injuries can mean expensive medical bills so always contact
a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options. An attorney
will investigate your injuries and can determine if you have legal grounds
to pursue compensation from those responsible for your injuries.
The experienced legal team at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC specializes
in pedestrian accidents. We have access to many outside resources to give
our clients the best legal representation for their case. Our personal
injury attorneys work and communicate directly with our clients to alleviate
any stress while we pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact
our St. Louis office if you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian
accident. We offer free consultations at our downtown office to discuss
your injuries. Call us today to schedule your appointment and let us help
you receive the compensation you deserve.