A 2-and-a-half-year-old girl was rushed to a hospital in New Haven, Connecticut after a driver struck the stroller she was in. Authorities reported that the baby was thrown from the stroller and landed on the pavement after her mother stepped into the street. The baby was raced to a local hospital where she was listed in critical but stable condition. Luckily, there were no serious injuries but will remain in the hospital for observation. Police said the crash was under investigation and have not uncovered any information that the car or driver was operating recklessly. They will continue to look and determine if the mother and baby were in the crosswalk.
Pedestrian accidents, especially involving children, are frightening. Each year over 65,000 people are injured in pedestrian accidents. These injuries can be minor to severe, resulting in thousands of people seeking medical care. These expenses can add up especially if your injuries require you to stay at the hospital. This can mean the victim is responsible for thousands of dollars in medical bills alone. This doesn’t account for any type of physical or mental therapy, rehabilitation, lost time and wages from work, and any spousal support if they need time off of work to care for you. Contact a skilled personal injury attorney if you are involved and injured in an accident. An attorney will determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action for compensation for your injuries.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have over a century of experience helping those who have been injured in accidents. We understand that pedestrian accidents are stressful for not only you but your family as well. We interact directly with our clients throughout the entire legal process, and we work diligently to get maximum compensation for each case. Contact our downtown St. Louis office for a free initial consultation to discuss your legal needs.