A woman from Massachusetts was struck by a car on June 19, sustaining serious injuries. The woman was attempting to cross the road near Quincy Shore Drive when she was hit, according to a State Trooper. The car that hit her was a 1999 Honda Civic. The woman was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. The case is currently under investigation. No information is available about whether any charges have been filed against the driver. As of the morning following the accident, police had no new information regarding the condition of the victim.
According to Quincy police, there have been several auto-pedestrian accidents this year. As of May, 2013, there have been fewer than 30 pedestrian accidents, and none of them have been fatal. In 2012, there were 98 pedestrian accidents, four of which were fatal. In the year 2011, 71 pedestrians were hit, with two fatalities. In 2012, 49 pedestrians were struck, with no fatalities.
The woman in this story may be facing a long road to recovery from her serious injuries. In addition to a hospital stay, she may need rehabilitation or long-term care. If she cannot return to work, she may lose her income. To offset her financial losses, she may want to consider seeking damages. Financial compensation may help her pay for her medical care and replace lost income from her job.
A personal injury attorney may be able to look at her case and determine an award amount that would compensate her for her injuries and financial loss. In some cases, lawyers from both sides may be able to meet and negotiate settlement terms outside of court, and thereby no lawsuit is necessary. As long as the award amount is acceptable to both sides, it may be possible to avoid a drawn-out court process.
Source: Boston.com, “Quincy Scanner Tales: Woman seriously injured in pedestrian accident,” Jessica Bartlett, June 20, 2013