As Pennsylvania residents ring in the New Year, many may be considering their hopes and plans for 2019. Some may set a personal goal to accomplish, while others may be looking ahead to warmer weather and booking a family vacation for the summer months. While certainly, it is enjoyable to look to the future, an unfortunate reality is that tragedy can strike at any moment, and a person’s life can change forever if he or she becomes the victim of a car accident.
Recently, a Pennsylvania man was riding his bicycle through a quiet neighborhood. As he approached an intersection, disaster struck. A male driver, reportedly under the influence, struck the cyclist.
Upon impact, the victim was dragged by the car. When help arrived at the scene, the victim was found sprawled across the sidewalk, suffering from severe injuries, notably bleeding from the head. Rescuers rushed the victim to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment, but it is still unknown if he will be able to recover. He is currently in critical condition and may lose his life because of the careless actions of the car driver.
When a person is injured in a car accident that was not his or her fault, it may be an especially difficult situation for the victim and his or her family. After the initial shock, victims remain burdened with medical bills, loss of wages due to inability to work because of injury, insurance issues and other matters that must be attended to in the aftermath of a serious accident. Victims and their families may want to consider bringing an experienced attorney on board. An attorney can assist a client with legal matters, and stand by them in a court of law as they attempt to bring the party responsible for their injuries to justice and collect any damages or compensation to which he or she may be entitled.