Because pedestrian accident victims can suffer such catastrophic injuries, it is important for them to be familiar with the legal rights afforded to them following an unexpected pedestrian accident, as can be seen by one recent incident. There, in a Michigan community a couple hours west of the Wayne County area, a pedestrian accident left the victim critically injured. The 41-year old victim was transported to the hospital following the wreck, which appears to have been caused by an alleged drunk driver. The 38-year old driver was arrested at the scene of the accident on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
A pedestrian accident can change the lives of victims and their families forever. Victims may face a long and costly recovery process during which they are unable to work because of the injuries they have suffered. Together, their lost wages and medical expenses may cause extreme financial difficulty, adding to the emotional turmoil they may already be facing.