I live in Alabama. Yesterday, my grandmother was pushing her shopping cart to her car through the WalMart parking lot. She was struck by a vehicle backing out of a parking space. She initially refused medical treatment and drove herself home. She almost immediately began vomiting and en route to the hospital she lost consciousness. She is now in the neurological ICU under observation. Her recovery is of utmost importance, but in the meantime can anything be done to the person who hit her? I just don't understand how something like this can happen.
2 Answers from Attorneys
There is unlikely to be any criminal action that can be taken, however, your grandmother would have a civil claim. If the driver is held to be negligent and your grandmother is not held to be contributorily negligent, then your grandmother would be entitled to be compensated for what she has been through. She would be eligible to recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, emotional distress etc. I hope that your grandmother makes a good recovery, but please feel free to contact us if she wishes to make a claim. Thanks.
Securing legal assistance promptly in a case such as your Grandmothers is very
important in protecting her legal rights and making sure proper steps are taken to document what happened, the extent of her injuries and the medical care received. I encourage you to contact me on a no fee consultation basis, if I can be of any assistance. -Dean.