Winston-Salem Pedestrian Suffers Personal Injury in Car Crash

There are many places in Winston-Salem where a person feels completely safe. For many people, this includes the roads surrounding their home. Unfortunately, a recent car accident has recently resulted in a serious personal injury for a North Carolina pedestrian.

The accident happened at approximately 10 p.m. on a night in early August. According to reports, a 52-year-old woman was walking on a North Carolina roadway when she was struck by a vehicle. Police believe that the driver of the vehicle was a 28-year-old man.

Police claim to have learned that the man was consuming alcohol prior to the accident. Though he was uninjured, the pedestrian's injuries are said to be life-threatening. The man has since been arrested and charged with driving while impaired; he is being held on a $10,000 bond.

The woman who suffered a personal injury in the Winston-Salem collision likely has a lengthy recovery ahead of her. While the physical consequences of an accident such as this are often clear, some people are unaware of the financial stress that is often created by medical bills and lost wages. Fortunately, those who were injured as a result of another's negligence have the option of seeking a monetary award in a civil court. A successfully presented case could ultimately lead to recompense, allowing victims to focus on their recovery rather than their ability to pay their bills. An attorney with experience with civil litigation can help those injured by another's actions fully understand their options and initiate appropriate legal proceedings.