Traffic accidents don’t always involve two vehicles. Sometimes, it’s a pedestrian who ends up injured in a collision. This case out of Minnesota points out how seriously things can go wrong if a driver isn’t paying attention.
In this case, a 92-year-old man was struck by a car on East County Line and County Road East. He was often seen in the community on a scooter, which had an orange flag on it to help him be seen.
The crash is under investigation, but to story explains that the man was hit at around 3:30 p.m. when a White Bear Lake woman collided with him. He died several hours later at Regions Hospital.
Pedestrians, especially the elderly, are at a high risk of injury and death if they’re involved in a crash. They need immediate care, and though it seems like he did in this case, crashes can lead to death.
If you are the family member of someone who has been hit and killed, it’s your right to pursue a claim on their behalf. You can seek compensation for the injuries they suffered and for any pain and suffering they went through before passing away. You also have the opportunity to seek compensation to cover their lost wages and other financial issues caused by their death.
It is never easy to lose a loved one, and litigation may not seem like it’s appropriate at the time. Talk to your attorney and allow them to handle the legal aspects of the case, so you can focus on helping your family during this trying time.