A woman in a wheelchair suffered injuries after she was struck by a vehicle in a pedestrian accident in Windham, Maine. The 56-year-old woman wandered away from her assisted living home and was in the middle of the street when a 69-year-old woman headed northbound struck her. The victim was wearing dark clothing, and it was just before 5 p.m. when the accident took place. The police reported that the accident is still under investigation, but they believe that pedestrian error is to blame.
There are over 65,000 reported injuries due to pedestrian accidents each year. These injuries can be the fault of the driver or the pedestrian, depending on the situation. No matter who is at fault one thing is important, drivers and pedestrians need to both pay attention to their surroundings. Many pedestrian accidents can be avoidable if individuals stay alerted and abide by the proper pedestrian signals. Injuries sustained in pedestrian accidents can be minor to severe and can cost thousands of dollars if you need to seek medical assistance. An experienced attorney will investigate your claims and can determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over a century of experience helping those who have been injured in pedestrian accidents. We are dedicated to our clients and their needs. We understand that injuries cause stress and we communicate throughout the entire legal process while striving to get our clients the care and compensation they deserve. Contact our downtown St. Louis office to schedule a free no-obligation consultation today.