A car-pedestrian accident in a neighboring community east of Worcester recently left one woman seriously injured. The 57-year old woman was in critical condition after being struck by a car. The victim was treated for the serious injuries and was transferred to a medical center in Worcester. The 53-year old driver of the vehicle that struck the woman went to the police station as part of the investigation into the pedestrian accident.

The accident was being investigated by law enforcement, including a reconstruction team (the Massachusetts State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section) and also the local district attorney’s office (Middlesex District Attorney). However, charges have not yet been filed, and the investigation is ongoing.

Pedestrian car accidents can occur in the blink of an eye and cause significant trauma and damages. Depending on the circumstances, the harm caused by a pedestrian accident can include serious injuries that leave an individual permanently disabled or even death. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. For families who lose a loved one to such an accident, damages may include medical and funeral expenses, loss of support and services, and pain and suffering. Damages are uniquely based on the particular circumstances surrounding the accident, so those who suffer harm or lose a loved one in a pedestrian accident should carefully consider their economic and noneconomic damages so that they can claim them accordingly in any subsequent legal action.

When a victim has been wrongfully harmed in a pedestrian accident, it is important that the victim and the victim’s family understands the legal protections available to them. Legal options are available to seek compensation for the damages they have suffered.

Source: MetroWest Daily News, “Holliston: Woman in critical condition after Wednesday night crash,” Amanda Beland, Dec. 24, 2015