Sadly, hit and run accidents have the potential to leave a victim with catastrophic injuries. One of the biggest challenges in these kinds of cases is that it can be hard to identify who was responsible if the person left the scene of the incident. Anyone who strikes a person should stop and exchange insurance information after making sure that victim is okay, but as any number of hit and run incidents across the state show, all too often people don’t realize what has happened or are scared of the consequences and flee the scene. Police are not yet sure what could have happened in the most recent hit and run accident.
A reward is being offered in a fatal hit and run accident case, involving a man being struck in a park. Hit and run accidents are, unfortunately, a serious cause of injuries and fatalities and it makes it much more difficult to pursue criminal or civil cases when the party who has been struck or his or her surviving members are unable to identify the at-fault party. A recent legal case involves a pedestrian who was struck on Snowden Road on October 9th.
According to investigators, the pedestrian was walking south on the northbound lane of the road and they suspect that the pedestrian may have been lying in the road at some point before being hit. The 48-year-old man suffered severe head trauma as a result of the accident and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Police officers are currently investigating this hit and run accident and offering a reward of up to $1000 for any information that leads to the arrest of prosecution of the at-fault driver.
If you or someone you know has already been involved in a serious hit and run accident, a prompt investigation of the scene and contacting witnesses in the area who may have seen what happened may be the only way for you to recover compensation for your serious injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Mark A. Smith to discuss the particulars surrounding your case to get the compensation that you need and deserve after your hit and run accident.
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