Massachusetts residents do not like to consider the possibility of an accident when they head out on the road as drivers or pedestrians in Worcester. Nonetheless, the fact is that there is always a risk for an auto accident. The aftereffects of a car accident can be wide-ranging and severe. There can be serious injury and even fatalities. In some instances, the driver of a vehicle might decide to leave the scene in spite of the law and the possibility that people were hurt. It is important for those who are hurt in a hit-and-run accident know what to do after it happens.
A hit-and-run accident sent a 38-year-old man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The accident happened at approximately 7 p.m. as emergency services were called to help the injured man. According to the investigation, the man stepped into the street and was hit by a car. The car fled the scene. It was described as a dark sedan and might have been a Honda Civic. It had damage to its front and windshield. The victim was bleeding form his head. The victim is hospitalized and is said to be in stable condition.
Regardless of the reason, an auto accident can have massive influence on a person’s life. There can be significant medical costs, the possible need for long-term care and the potential for not being able to return to work in a timely fashion, if at all. Insurers are focused on keeping their costs within reason and will often try to settle a case to preclude a legal filing in which a large award for damages will be made. Victims need to understand the vast costs of medical care, how a hit-and-run accident can negatively affect their lives and think about how to move forward to be compensated.
In this crash, a pedestrian was severely hurt when a car crashed into him and left the scene. Since he was so badly hurt, he and his family need to know how to pursue a legal case. For that, it is wise to talk to an experienced legal professional as soon as possible to discuss his options.
Source: The Republican, “Man in serious condition after hit-and-run in Worcester,” Lindsay Corcoran, Oct. 22, 2014