Pedestrian Hit By Semi In Crosswalk Seriously Injured
A 24-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital with serious injures after she was hit by a semi-truck at the intersection of Military Trail and Northlake Boulevard.
Officers were called to the intersection after emergency calls were made. Although the investigation is ongoing, the responding officers have reported that the victim was in the crosswalk when she was struck by a red tractor-trailer. No specifics about her injuries were given but the emergency responders described her condition as "critical".
The police have asked anyone with additional information to contact them.
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What Legal Rights Do Pedestrians Have After Being Hit By A Truck?
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville of Banville Law has spoken on the legal rights of those invovled in pedestrian accidents with tractor-trailers:
"Whenever a pedestrian is hit by a large moving vehicle they are lucky if they survive. Life-altering injuries are typical and this can end a career and place significant financial strain on the injured and their loved ones. There are ways to recover compensation that will help to pay for physical pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, and lost wages. This compensation is meant to cover both past and expected future losses.
For example, if a patient has two initial surgeries but will likely have to have an additional three over their lifetime, those future surgeries could be paid for through a settlement or verdict obtained through a truck accident lawsuit.
Trucking companies who know that they may face legal action often conveniently "lose" evidence like the black box that is in many trucks. This black box tracks the speed of the truck and can also determine things like if the brakes were applied prior to collision.
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a truck accident, contact an experienced attorney who can help to preserve this evidence as quickly as possible."
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