The legal process provides options for victims of car accidents in a variety of situations. A pedestrian was recently struck by a vehicle in Worcester and police are looking for the vehicle and its driver. The vehicle, a black SUV or black truck, struck the pedestrian and then fled the scene of the accident. The 29-year old victim suffered a serious leg injury in the car accident and was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries that were considered non-life threatening. According to authorities, the victim was struck while crossing the street with friends; the vehicle that struck him did not stop and continued on.
Being unexpectedly struck by a vehicle can be devastating physically, financially and emotionally for pedestrian victims. The circumstances may be additionally complicated when the driver fails to stop and cannot be identified or located. Though the situation may be complex, resources are available to help victims with the physical, financial and emotional damages they may have suffered in a car accident, pedestrian accident or hit-and-run accident.
Victims may be able to recover compensation for their medical bills which can sometimes grow to be significant. In addition, victims may require ongoing and future medical care which can be costly. Victims may also suffer lost wages and lost-earning capacity as a result of the disruption of the accident and the changes it brings to their lives. In addition, victims may be able to recover compensation for the pain and suffering damages they suffer as a result of a car accident.
Regardless of the circumstances, personal injury legal options are available to help protect victims and address their understandable concerns during a difficult time. Being familiar with the options available to help is important for victims and their families harmed by the careless actions of a driver.
Source: Masslive.com, “Police looking for driver of truck who struck pedestrian in Worcester,” Scott J. Croteau, Dec. 1, 2016