On behalf of Berkshire Ginsberg, LLC posted on Friday, November 8, 2013.
A woman in a nearby community was recently killed while crossing the street in a motorized scooter. The pedestrian victim was struck by a 1955 Chevrolet while in the crosswalk as she was crossing the street. Emergency crews responded to a report of the pedestrian victim hit in the crosswalk. The driver was making a right hand turn when it struck the pedestrian in the crosswalk. The auto-pedestrian accident is being investigated. Pedestrian accidents are a serious concern. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association reports that 5,000 pedestrians are killed as a result of auto-pedestrian accidents each year. Pedestrian accidents are of considerable concern because the severity of injuries a pedestrian can suffer when struck by a car can lead to a fatal pedestrian accident. When a loved one has been lost in a fatal pedestrian accident, family members may be able to bring a claim for wrongful death against the negligent driver that struck the pedestrian victim in a crosswalk and caused the victim’s death through a failure to yield. A wrongful death claim can provide compensation to surviving family members for medical costs, funeral expenses and some other types of damages. A trained personal injury attorney can help guide surviving family members of a pedestrian victim through the process of bringing a claim. While nothing can compensate a family for the loss of a loved one, a variety of types of damages related to the myriad costs a family may face following a fatal pedestrian accident may be available. Source: KGW.com, “Woman on scooter struck, killed in McMinnville,” Oct. 22, 2013