We have some very tragic news. Per WHAS11, a young girl was struck by a vehicle early morning on Friday, August 19, 2022, in Hikes Point. The girl is believed to be in sixth grade. She was attempting to cross Breckenridge Lane when struck by the vehicle, according to Louisville Metro Police. The child was transported to Norton Children’s Hospital, where surgery was performed. She is in critical condition, according to Louisville Metro Police Department. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Pedestrians include individuals who are not only walking but also people traveling by wheelchair, pushing or being pushed in a stroller, or traveling by other similar means. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries as a pedestrian, there are several damages you may be entitled to, including, but not limited to past and future medical expenses, lost wages, impairment to your ability to earn an income in the future, and past and future pain and suffering.
For children, the impact of a pedestrian collision can be catastrophic. Due to their small size, children are at a higher risk of serious injury or death. As drivers, adults need to pay extra attention to all pedestrians on the roadway, especially in areas where children are to be present, like school zones and neighborhoods where children are likely to be present. Drivers in such areas should strictly comply with speed limits, use caution at crosswalks, and use due care to reduce the risk of a child pedestrian accident.
If you or a loved one were crossing the street as a pedestrian and struck by a motor vehicle, you might have a legal claim for injuries and damages. Contact Meagher Injury Lawyers to learn your rights and for a free evaluation of you or your loved ones claim. We handle all pedestrian accident cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we never take a fee on the case unless we win the case. Don’t Wait, Call Tate! today.