Ten people were injured after an elderly man slammed his SUV into a crowd of people at an outdoor market Thursday in Rochester, New York. Authorities say the 89 year-old man’s foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator causing his vehicle to strike innocent bystanders. Although only two were seriously injured the other eight individuals may have a claim for their less serious but nonetheless painful injuries as well. If the more seriously injured victims exhaust the 89 year-old’s insurance coverage, the other eight victims may be able to use their underinsured motorist coverage for their medical expenses even though they were not in their individual vehicles at the time of the accident. For more information on how UM coverage works and if it might apply in a given scenario, contact one of our personal injury attorneys.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.