Pedestrian Hit While Jogging in Overland Park, Kansas
On a November morning, our client was jogging on the sidewalk eastbound along West 119th Street in Overland Park, Kansas. Our client neared an intersection and saw a vehicle was approaching. She looked up and saw that the vehicle had a stop sign. As a result, she continued across the intersection and assumed that the vehicle’s driver would abide by its duty to stop.
Unfortunately, the vehicle ran the stop sign and struck our client. The impact from the vehicle caused our client’s body to be thrown 10 feet into the middle of 119th street where she landed on the asphalt. Her husband was jogging behind her and saw the incident unfold. He sprinted to her side, checked for vital signs and called Overland Park police.
Pedestrian Diagnosed with Concussion with Loss of Consciousness
Our client was transported by ambulance to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. She received diagnoses that included “concussion with brief loss of consciousness” and “post-concussion syndrome”. Our client faced a long road to recovery, due to cognitive, visual, vestibular, and psychological impairments that were persistent and, more likely than not, permanent. She also underwent neuropsychological testing that revealed memory impairment and PTSD along with anxiety.
At Fault Driver Blamed the Pedestrian
Despite what appeared to be clear liability and damages, the at-fault driver claimed to the police that our client had somehow caused the collision. It's unfortunately very common for pedestrians to be blamed for causing an accident. This is why it's important to hire our pedestrian accident attorney as soon as possible after an injury collision caused by a vehicle.
Policy Limits Recovered Overland Park Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Our personal injury attorney in Overland Park was undeterred. We conducted a full investigation, retained experts, and helped our client navigate both the medical recovery and injury claim process. In the end, we were able to obtain a policy limit settlement for our client without filing a lawsuit. The amount of the settlement was $500,000.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident while walking as a pedestrian, contact our office today, we're here to listen and to help. Our pedestrian accident lawyer handles claims throughout Missouri and Kansas, and we have offices in both Kansas City, Missouri and in Overland Park, Kansas. Call us today for a free consultation at 816-203-0143, we're on your side.
In our client's own words, she was very pleased with the outcome!