In a Michigan community two hours west of the Wayne County area, a recent hit-and-run pedestrian accident left the victim in critical condition. The local department of public safety is investigating the incident. According to police, a vehicle with two men in it struck the victim, failed to stop, and then left the scene. Witnesses reported that the vehicle that struck the pedestrian was a gray car with front-end damage.
The 30-year old victim was found unresponsive and was transported to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition. Authorities are seeking additional information related to the pedestrian accident as the investigation continues.
Pedestrian accidents can result in traumatic and life-altering injuries. As a result, it is important for victims to be familiar with the legal protections available to them when they have been harmed. Victims of pedestrian accidents may be able to pursue a personal injury claim in hopes of recovering compensation for damages suffered, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is important for victims to recognize that options may be available to hold a negligent driver who is responsible for their injuries accountable.
Succeeding on a personal injury claim can be challenging, though, especially when a defendant is represented by an aggressive attorney. For this reason, those who are considering pursuing a personal injury claim should consider how best to pursue their claim, which may include acquiring the assistance of a skilled legal professional.
Source: Fox17, “Pedestrian Critical After Hit and Run Accident,” July 23, 2017