When there is an accident between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle in Maryland, the pedestrian is likely to suffer from severe and even fatal injuries. These motor vehicle accidents can happen at any time to any person who happens to be in the wrong place when walking. For those who have been injured or lost a loved one in pedestrian accidents, having legal advice on how to pursue compensation is essential to pay for medical bills and treatment or to provide for the family left behind after a fatality.
One family may be in this position now after an accident between a garbage truck and an SUV led to a pedestrian being hit and killed. The wreck occurred shortly after 2 p.m. when an elderly woman attempted to cross the street. She was hit by the SUV and thrown into the garbage truck. According to a witness, the SUV was speeding at the time of the crash. Two other people were injured in the accident. It is not known whether there is a plan on the part of law enforcement to file charges in the incident.
A pedestrian who is hit by a motor vehicle and survives will likely be in for a hospital stay and rehabilitation. The injuries they suffer from can be long-lasting and make it necessary that they have care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This can put a strain not just on the injured person but on his or her family as well. If there is a fatality, the family will need to learn to put the pieces back together after an unexpected and unnecessary fatality. Combining the emotional, personal and financial costs, it can accrue to a substantial amount.
. While the investigation is ongoing in this case, the victim's family should make certain to protect their interests by speaking to legal professional. Hopefully, by doing so this family, and others who are similarly situated, can recover the compensation to which they are entitled while holding accountable negligent drivers who could have prevent tragedy in the first place.
Source: CBS Baltimore, "1 Dead, 2 Injured in Accident Involving Trash Truck, SUV, Pedestrian," Ava-joye Burnett, May 31, 2017