For the many feats of strength that the human body can perform, a person’s body can be relatively fragile. Modern medicine can now heal wounds that would be been a death sentence several decades ago; however, treatments can often be expensive and lengthy. Unfortunately, injuries suffered in car accidents can often leave victims in California in the hospital for a significant period of time.
The victims of a recent crash could potentially require extensive medical treatment. Police say that they were called to the scene of the accident just after 2 p.m. on a day in October. According to reports, a 37-year-old woman began driving north in the southbound lanes.
Witnesses indicate that the car struck four pedestrians while they were in a crosswalk. Two of the victims are said to be students, aged 18 and 19, at a nearby instructional program while the other two were aides with the program. The four pedestrians reportedly suffered serious injuries. The driver was also injured. Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but the accident remains under investigation.
While the instructional assistants may be entitled to workers’ compensation insurance benefits if they were on the job when they were injured, both the aides and the injured students have the option of seeking damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Victims of car accidents caused by another’s negligence often choose this path. An attorney with experience with such cases can help these California victims fully understand their legal options.
Source: ktla.com, “Vehicle Hits and Seriously Injures 4 Pedestrians in Los Alamitos Before Crashing Near Bank“, Marissa Wenzke and Chip Yost, Oct. 11, 2017