By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
Recently, a mother and her 8-year-old daughter were s struck by a truck while crossing a street in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. The collision occurred around 5:30 p.m. and many rescue vehicles arrived to the scene shortly after. Although neither the mother nor the daughter sustained life-threatening personal injuries, their personal injuries were significant and each had to be taken to and treated by hospital physicians. The mother sustained a serious personal injury to her leg and was rushed to Mercy Hospital. The child suffered a head laceration and was transported to Children’s Hospital. Police have not stated whether any charges will be filed regarding the pedestrian incident. If you would like to read more on this accident please see Mother and young daughter severely hit and injured in Pennsylvania car collision.
Personal injuries related to automobile accidents / pedestrian accidents in general can be very stressful and traumatic events, not only physically but also emotionally and fiscally. The consequences of collisions involving pedestrians can potentially be more severe because the pedestrian victim is not protected by a vehicle’s armor. Drivers responsible for causing collisions should incur the liability for causing stress and physical personal injury to the collision’s victim. Courts will usually impose liability in the form of damages including but not limited to (re)payment of past, present and future medical expenses, compensation for one’s ability to enjoy life as one previously did before the collision and lost wages. An injured party’s spouse may even bring a claim against the tortfeasor for loss of consortium damages. The extent of damages will vary from jurisdiction-to-jurisdiction.
If you have recently been involved in a car accident it is important to obtain advice and representation from a personal injury attorney so you can be reimbursed and compensated for all the physical personal injuries and emotional distress you incurred as a result of the collision.