Three years ago, Megan Davis then 17-years-old, was seriously injured in a bus accident, and she is now suing for her damages. The accident occurred when Megan attempted to cross the street at an intersection in her hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas. As she began to cross, she was hit by a school bus, and Davis sustained several broken bones, a shattered pelvis, and a brain injury. The lawsuit claims the driver of the bus was operating the vehicle negligently and is guilty of distracted driving. According to the complaint, the driver removed her eyes from the roadway to speak to a passenger on the bus.
Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of auto accidents, especially pedestrian accidents. Due to their smaller size in comparison to an automobile, pedestrians can be difficult to see on the roadway if a driver is inattentive or distracted. Drivers may become distracted by passengers, GPS devices, and cell phones. Regardless of the temptation to look away from the roadway, drivers must devote their full attention to operating their vehicle in order to prevent a car accident. Those injured by a distracted driver may have grounds to file an auto accident case.
The St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of legal experience. Our attorneys will investigate your accident, determine who is liable, and execute a strategy to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one, in a pedestrian accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.