Jason R. Schultz
The victim of a pedestrian accident in Fayette County is struggling to survive after the serious injuries she sustained in the crash. What makes it worse for Jonnie Moorer is that she is from out of state, and was visiting the Atlanta area when she was injured.
The 41-year-old single mother of two had arrived from California for a job interview with a Peachtree City television station. On the day of the accident, she was headed to a nearby restaurant to get food for herself and her two daughters when she was struck by a car. Moore sustained serious injuries. The driver who struck her didn't stay around to survey the damage.
That was back in April. Witnesses were able to report to police that the suspect was a white male driving a beige sedan. The hit and run driver is still unknown and at large. For Moorer, the past few months have been a nightmare. She suffered fractures in her right wrist and left ankle. Because she has suffered bone fractures on both sides of her body, she finds it hard to perform even routine tasks. Her two teenage daughters are being looked after by Moorer's mother, who has taken the girls back with her to Ohio. Moorer continues to stay in a hotel, unable to pay for rent, her medical bills piling up with little hope of returning to work anytime soon. Doctors believe that she will likely need more surgery and therapy before she can properly recover. Until she does, Moorer is dependent on any help that comes her way.
It's been a difficult situation for this mother. Unfortunately, as a Fayette County and Peachtree City car accident lawyer, I see this all the time when there is no insurance or the case involves a hit and run driver. That is one of the primary reasons I stress to my clients that they get the maximum amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage available to them. Victims of accidents find that their lives have been turned upside down in just a matter of seconds. When injuries are serious, they may need to spend weeks and months in the hospital. Even when injuries are not life threatening, victims still have substantial medical expenses. They are unable to return to work and the bills don't stop coming in after an accident. Victims of serious injury usually are in need of intensive support and therapy in an attempt to put their life back together.
Unfortunately, it often takes personal experience in an accident to understand what these victims and families go through.
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