Monday morning a Rowan County, Kentucky high school student was dropped off at school by her parents. Upon exiting the vehicle, the student properly used the crosswalk to cross the road when an elderly driver hit the student. The 15 year old was thrown over the vehicle and landed approximately 25 feet from the point of impact. She suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
This is a clear case of negligence on the driver of the vehicle that struck the young girl. Her parents, on her behalf, will have a Kentucky pedestrian accident legal claim against the driver of the vehicle that hit their daughter. Under such a claim they have a legal right to damages which include medical bill reimbursement, both past and future bills related to the accident, and the girl will be entitled to monetary compensation for pain & suffering related to this accident.