Drivers and pedestrians in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana must keep a close eye on each other to avoid accidents that can cause injuries and fatalities. This is especially true in areas where there are no traffic lights and stop signs and drivers are required to make decisions based on judgment, such as in parking lots. It is easy to lose sight of pedestrians or fail to see them at all. When a pedestrian is hit, it can lead to broken bones, cuts and head injuries. After these types of car accidents, it is important to understand how a lawsuit might help recover in the aftermath.
According to a recent report, a vehicle that was in reverse as it left a parking spot at a supermarket hit a woman, sending her to the hospital. In the mid-afternoon at around 2:15pm, the 2014 GMC truck was backing up. The driver apparently did not see the woman behind the vehicle and she was hit, getting stuck under the GMC. The fire department was called. She was freed and taken to the hospital with injuries that are said to be non-life-threatening. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
Pedestrians are exceedingly vulnerable to injuries and even death when they are hit by a car. Because they are not expecting to be hit and they are unprotected by a vehicle of their own, they can suffer severe injuries that will require hospitalization, treatment and surgery. They might miss time at work and even need help to perform the basic functions of life. A lawsuit may help to cover medical expenses and other losses that come about because of these accidents.
Although the injuries that the woman in this recent incident suffered are not believed to be life-threatening, that does not mean that they will not negatively impact her life in the short and even the long-term. She and her family may need to get more information about how they can protect their interests.
Source: kplctv.com, “Pedestrian struck in parking lot on Ryan Street,” April 13, 2018