Pedestrians Suffer Personal Injury In Downtown Accident
The ripple effect of an auto accident cannot be underestimated. Just this week, two Portland women were struck by a taxicab after the taxi was involved in a downtown Portland accident. The women who were not initially involved in the accident suffered personal injury when the cab careened into the street corner where they were standing. Although this incident occurred on the West Coast, it could just have easily happened anywhere in North Carolina, in Raleigh, Asheville, or Greensboro, for example. At this point, it is in the womens best interest to hire a personal injury attorney.
The Portland Tribune is reporting that the pedestrians sustained personal injury after the taxicab collided with a BMW at the intersection of SW 10th Street and Morrison in downtown Portland. The women were standing at the northwest corner of the intersection when the accident occurred between the cab and the other vehicle. When the two vehicles collided, the cab was propelled to the corner where the women were, pinning them against a building.
Witnesses indicated that one woman appeared to be seriously injured. Both were taken by emergency personnel to a local hospital for treatment. The taxicab driver also incurred an injury and was likewise taken to the hospital. At the time of the news report, their names had not been released, and their conditions at the hospital were not known. Police are continuing the investigation.
Both of the women would do well to hire a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Though it is not yet clear which driver was at fault, the women obviously bear no responsibility for the accident. They were simply innocent bystanders who happened to be in the way of the careening cab. If it turns out that one of the drivers was negligent or worse yet, impaired, the women will want a personal injury attorney to help them get a fair settlement to compensate for the injuries they sustained.
In addition to assistance with medical bills for tests and treatments, if the women miss any time from work as a result of this accident or if they are unable to return to work for a period of time, an experienced personal injury attorney will help to hold the responsible party accountable for their lost wages, as well as for their medical costs.
If you or a loved one has faced injuries resulting from a car accident in the Asheville area, you can certainly sympathize with the plight of these two women. Like them, you owe it to yourself to contact a personal injury attorney. A personal injury attorney in Asheville will help to protect your rights and will make sure that you get the justice you deserve.