In Baton Rouge and across Louisiana, people have been forced to change certain behaviors to account for the ongoing health crisis. The roads have become increasingly treacherous as the lack of traffic has contributed to a growing number of drivers engaging in dangerous activities such as driving at excessive speed, distracted driving and driving under the influence. Other changes to everyday life have also put people in jeopardy. That includes outdoor dining. While it might seem rare, people can be injured and lose their lives if an automobile crashes into them when they are eating outside.
Car crashes into patrons at outdoor restaurant, causing injuries
Patrons at an outdoor setup at a local restaurant were injured when they were hit by a car. The accident happened in the afternoon and, according to the initial reports, several people suffered injuries. The number of injuries was unclear and an ambulance was called to treat those who were hurt. Despite the first reports that the injuries were minor, any auto accident can cause great harm and people need to receive medical treatment to address any clear or underlying issues that might arise.
The increase in outdoor dining is a fundamental necessity during a pandemic. This is important for people who are trying to live their lives as normally as possible and establishments trying to stay in business. Still, their vulnerability is inherent and one wrong turn, a collision or mistake can result in a vehicle hitting those sitting outside. Head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, cuts and long-term damage can come about. This can lead to medical expenses, lost income and other challenges.
Having legal assistance could be essential after an auto accident
When there is an auto accident of any kind, people can suffer a range of injuries from minor to fatal. Those who are unprotected by a vehicle of their own and are hit without warning are especially at risk. Even if they initially believe they escaped serious injury, problems can manifest as time passes. Consulting with a firm that is experienced in personal injury claims after a car accident can provide guidance and advice on how to proceed in seeking compensation.