A police officer in Nashville, Tennessee was injured after being struck in a hit-and-run accident. Police reported that the accident happened early morning after officers were patrolling in an unmarked car. They got out to investigate a car that was backed up to an apartment when the driver hit an officer in the leg. The driver also hit the police car and a nearby car before leaving the scene. The officer was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery from the injuries he sustained in the accident.
Pedestrian safety is a huge concern in many communities and cities across the United States. Each year there are nearly 65,000 pedestrian injuries sustained by people that are walking, biking, and running. It is imperative to abide by all crosswalks, signs, and signals when utilizing bike paths, crosswalks, sidewalks, and roadways. Often, pedestrian accidents can be avoided if pedestrians and drivers are alert and paying attention to their surroundings. However, these accidents do occur and sometimes can leave pedestrians with large medical bills and life-altering injuries. These accidents can also be stressful for victims and their families because they will be responsible for these large costs. An attorney will be available to answer any questions or concerns you have, and if you were injured, an attorney could determine if you have grounds to pursue legal action.
The St. Louis-based attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC are experienced with helping victims of pedestrian accidents. We understand that injuries can be costly and work diligently to help our client get the care and compensation they deserve. Contact us today if you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident. Call today to schedule your appointment and begin your road to recovery.