Just weeks ago, a man filed a lawsuit against a truck driver and the company that owned the vehicle, saying that he was seriously and permanently injured when a truck pinned him to a loading dock. According to his claim, the man said he had been waiting by a loading dock in order to deliver paperwork to an employee, when a truck backed up toward the loading dock, pinning the man between the vehicle and the concrete. The plaintiff alleges that among other devastating injuries, he suffered a ruptured bowel because of the accident. He is suing for costs related to his medical treatment, such as medicine, hospital care, and drugs, and he is seeking compensation for lost wages, loss of earning capacity, rehabilitation, and more. The plaintiff is accusing the defendants of violating their duties of care, including failure to be alert and for being reckless.
Pedestrian accidents are almost always serious. Even with a standard sized car, the motorist has a windshield, a metal frame, a seat belt—all manner of protection. A pedestrian, on the other hand, has nothing to shield them from the impact of a multi-ton vehicle ramming into them. The injuries sustained can be devastating, even lethal. Even if someone sustains
fractured bones, this can be enough to keep them from being able to work, while saddling them with astronomical medical bills. More serious injuries, such as head trauma and
spinal cord damage can cause severe, even lifelong injuries that require extensive medical care, and may permanently reduce your ability to work the same position as before.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence, you should not have to be the one who pays for these medical bills, even as you have to go without pay. Contact Morris, Dewett & Savoie, LLC today to learn how an experienced Shreveport personal injury lawyer can fight for you to receive the full compensation that you are owed.