Hit-and-run accidents are difficult for most people to comprehend. Not only does a hit-and-run driver potentially evade responsibility for their actions when they leave the scene of an accident, but they also leave the other parties involved in the accident in a potentially life-threatening situation. Indeed, many accident victims survive the initial impact of a collision but require immediate medical care to ensure a full recovery. In most cases, the person who is in the best position to get an accident victim help is the driver of the other vehicle.
When a driver flees the scene of an accident, they are putting others in grave danger and can be held accountable under Maryland law. In order for a hit-and-run accident victim to successfully recover compensation for their injuries, they must be able to prove that their injuries were caused by the hit-and-run driver’s negligence. Even if a hit-and-run driver was not at fault for the initial collision, he may still be liable to an accident victim he leaves on the side of the road without the necessary medical assistance. This is especially the case when an accident victim can show that their injuries were worsened because they did not receive timely medical attention.
One of the most difficult parts of recovering after a hit-and-run accident is locating the driver. However, thankfully, police generally take these cases very seriously and scour the scene for evidence that can be traced back to the at-fault driver. Anyone who has been struck by a hit-and-run driver – regardless of whether the driver has been located – should reach out to an experienced attorney to determine if they may have a right to financial compensation.
Hit-and-Run Accident Sends Young Bicyclist to the Hospital
Earlier this month, a young boy who was riding his bike was struck by a hit-and-run driver. According to a local news source, at around 8:30 in the morning, an SUV struck the boy, knocking him off the bike. After the collision, the driver of the SUV did not stop and render assistance to the boy but instead continued to drive away with the bike underneath the vehicle. Police told reporters that the bike was dragged for almost six blocks before it came free.
The young boy was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the SUV was located by police later that day and was arrested and charged with misdemeanor and felony counts of fleeing the scene of an accident.
Have You Been Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident?
If you have recently been a victim of a hit-and-run accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Even if the other driver cannot be found, your insurance may provide coverage. The skilled personal injury attorneys at the Maryland-based law firm of Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have the experience and dedication necessary to fully advise clients in all types of car accident cases, including hit-and-run cases. To learn more, and to meet with an attorney to discuss your case, call 410-654-3600 today.
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