Worcester Police received many reports of injury accidents throughout the day on Sunday. One such report came in around late morning. At approximately 11:00 am police received the first of multiple disturbing calls that day regarding hit and runs in the city.
Patrol officers were dispatched to the scene at the 1 block of Siegel Street. Officers investigated and discovered that the call contained accurate details regarding a hit and run. When they arrived, officers spoke to at least one person who had been injured in an accident involving a motor vehicle. However, they were unable to speak to anyone else associated with the crash because the driver had left the scene before police could get there.
Officers are classifying this incident as a hit and run. Although we know there were injuries we cannot provide any additional specifics on the extent of the injuries at this time. There is no report of the injuries being life-threatening. Worcester police are still searching for the driver and have filed this case as incident report number 2018000065535.
Hit and Run Injury Accidents
A hit and run accident, like most other accidents involves at least one vehicle along with injuries. However, a hit and run accident is unique in that it poses a set of special problems which are not present with other injury accidents. The law requires those involved in accidents to remain at the scene until police arrive and to exchange their personal information with the other driver so that compensation may be distributed later in the event of a personal injury or property damage claim. Sometimes,however, people ignore the law and choose to leave the scene of an accident before speaking with the other driver or waiting for police to arrive.
So what do you do in case of a hit and run? First, you need to speak with a personal injury attorney. If the other driver cannot be located, your attorney may still be able to help you recover for your injuries and out of pocket expenses by filing a claim under your insurance policy under what is known as uninsured motorist coverage. These issues can be complicated and should not be attempted without retaining the services of a knowledgeable lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, we are experienced and aggressive Boston personal injury attorneys. We have assisted hit and run victims in recovering compensation for their injuries on numerous occasions. A hit and run accident does not have to leave you feeling helpless and victimized.
If you would like to speak with someone about your Massachusetts personal injury claim today, please give us a call at 617-367-2900. The call is free and we would love to hear from you. We are always open to take your call.
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