Hit-and-run crashes can cause serious injuries. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a hit-and-run incident, you may need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to help you get through this. If you are suffering from internal organ damage due to this incident, you will need compensation for your injuries. Let our Philadelphia hit-and-run accident lawyers get to work on your case today and ensure you are taken care of.
What can happen in a hit-and-run incident?
Some of the worst accidents involve hit-and-run drivers. Whether we are discussing a hit-and-run suspect striking another vehicle, a pedestrian, or a bicyclist, the injuries are often severe. In many cases, a hit-and-run driver:
- Is impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Is distracted by their phones
- Has a warrant out for their arrest
- Is driving on a suspended license
- Does not have insurance
We want to look at the statistics from the latest reporting year in Pennsylvania. We can see that there were over 128,000 total crashes reported, resulting in 1,137 fatalities and 80,612 injuries. However, the following are also affected by hit-and-run drivers. Consider the following totals from the same year:
- 4,106 pedestrian injuries
- 1,127 bicyclist injuries
- 3,052 motorcyclist injuries
Not all of these incidents were hit-and-run. However, if you have been struck by a hit-and-run driver, you will still be required to report the incident to the police and your insurance company. You need to go through the same motions as any other vehicle accident:
- Report the crash
- Seek medical attention
- Gather all of the evidence from the scene
- Report the incident to the insurance company
- Secure an attorney to help
In many cases, hit-and-run victims sustain serious damage to their internal organs or suffer from internal bleeding. These injuries require immediate and significant medical attention. Victims of hit-and-run crashes that have internal organ damage will likely face significant medical expenses. In many cases, they are unable to work while they recover, or they could face permanent disabilities. This could mean they require long-term care, and they may never be able to return to work.
Hit-and-run victims who sustain internal organ damage will need significant compensation for their losses. Insurance companies are not in the business of handing out settlement money, so a victim needs to have a skilled attorney by their side to take care of these cases.
We are going to help you through this
If you or a loved one have sustained internal organ damage due to a car crash, please consider seeking legal assistance today. The team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. is ready to get to work investigating your case so we can secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against the negligent party
If you need a Philadelphia hit-and-run accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or by calling 215-543-7220.