Man Has $1 Million Hospital Bill From Scooter Accident
We know that scooters are here and that they are just one more way in which residents here can suffer from major injuries. We want to talk to you today about one particular scooter injury case as well as some of the other dangers that pedestrians face in and around the Dallas area.
In August, a 21-year-old man, Alexander Forney, was riding a scooter in Deep Ellum when he hit the brakes and flipped over. He shattered his kneecap and ended up breaking his tibia in a few places. Along with those injuries, he had severe road rash and some cracked teeth.
Doctors say they almost had to amputate his leg because his injuries were so severe. Thankfully, after nine hours of surgery, he was able to keep his leg. His hospital bill was almost $1 million dollars.
Scooter riders are not the only people who are suffering injuries. It is the people around the scooter riders as well. Inexperienced riders continually strike pedestrians. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we want to help you if you are injured in a pedestrian crash that was caused by another person’s negligence. When you need a pedestrian accident lawyer in Dallas, call us today.
When it comes to the most vulnerable groups on the roadway (pedestrians and bicyclists), almost every crash results in an injury or a fatality. Looking at the latest reporting year for Texas, we can see that there were 5,767 pedestrian crashes. Out of those, there were
- 604 fatalities
- over 3,000 injuries.
While the best outcome would be no injury or a minor injury, we want to point out that even those minor injuries can result in major medical bills, especially if an ambulance ride is involved. For major injuries (spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, etc.) the costs can easily reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
For the most serious injuries, long-term care may be needed. Do you know if insurance settlements will cover all of those costs?
How They Happen
In our opening story, a man was hurt after crashing the scooter he was riding. With so many scooters in and around the city now, we will certainly see more accidents occur because of inexperienced riders. We also know that vehicle accident is the main cause of pedestrian injuries.
Drunk and distracted drivers often do not even slow down before an impact with a pedestrian. They pose a major danger to pedestrians on a daily basis.
What You Can Do
We know that you did not expect to be dealing with an injury, but if you have been hurt while you were out walking or jogging, let us help. At the Law Office of Dorothy Hyde, we know the laws surrounding pedestrian crashes and will help you secure the compensation you deserve. If you need a Dallas pedestrian accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 214-883-1700.