The Worcester Police Department began the week by investigating a hit and run collision Sunday night. The collision occurred on Perkins Street, just west of the downtown area. Police officers were dispatched to the scene at around 9:00 pm in reference to the accident involving two motor vehicles. When they arrived, however, they were able to locate only one of the vehicles. As it turns out, the other driver decided to flee from the accident scene before police could arrive.
After taking statements and measurements from the scene of the crash, officers classified the incident as a hit and run. Unfortunately, there were also injuries associated with this hit and run accident. There is at least no indication that the injuries sustained were severe enough to be life-threatening. Although there is no word on charges, it is expected that the driver who left the scene will eventually face charges related to leaving the scene of an accident. At this time, the driver has not been apprehended by police. The wreck investigation remains ongoing.
Hit and Run Collisions
A hit-and-run accident can be a devastating event. Drivers who are involved in accidents and then leave the scene face both civil and criminal liability. Civil liability includes monetary recovery from the driver’s insurance company or personally from the driver themselves. Criminal liability includes fines, probation and even jail time for especially egregious incidents.
It can be difficult to understand why a driver would act so carelessly and recklessly, in complete disregard for the rights and safety of others. Unfortunately, not all of these perpetrators are apprehended by police and brought to justice. In those cases, a good personal injury attorney can come into play and locate other avenues of recovery for you.
Many people are unaware that they carry uninsured motorist coverage as a standard part of their automobile insurance policy. Uninsured motorist coverage kicks in when you are hit by a driver without insurance or, in the case of a hit and run, the other driver cannot be found. In these instances, your policy should take responsibility for the crash and pay you for any damages you sustained, including lost wages and out of pocket medical expenses.
Uninsured motorist issues are extremely complex and should never be handled without the aid and advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we know these things occur because we deal with them daily at our Boston firm. We have seen people who make the mistake of hiring an inexperienced lawyer or trying to handle the case themselves. The difference is dramatic.
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