Hit and Run Accident in South Carolina Leaves One Dead


August 21, 2015

Hit and run accidents are some of the most devastating accidents a person can be involved in. Receiving immediate medical attention is crucial when anyone is harmed as a result of an automobile accident. When someone is left at the scene of an accident untreated, that person's condition can quickly deteriorate, as prompt medical intervention can be essential to saving that person's life. According to a local news report, a young South Carolina woman recently lost her life as a result of a horrific head-on collision. The other driver left the scene of the accident on foot, and has not yet been found.

What Options Do Injured Victims Have Following a Hit and Run Accident?

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed as a result of a hit and run accident, and the other driver fled the scene, it can be disheartening to know that the person responsible for causing the accident is still out there. While law enforcement officials are often able to locate the responsible party after a criminal investigation, there are situations where the responsible person is never located. In such cases, injured victims still may have recourse to account for their suffering. For example, a car insurance policy, health insurance policy, disability insurance, and/or other sources of compensation, such as uninsured motorist coverage, can be available to injured victims.

Before you can know whether or not you are entitled to recovery for what a hit and run driver has done to you and/or your loved one, you should have your situation thoroughly evaluated by a qualified Georgia Personal Injury Attorney, who can help locate the person who caused your accident. By speaking with a skilled and qualified legal professional, you will have a better understanding of how to move forward and overcome a tragic event that is likely to follow you around for years to come. Whether you or a loved one has suffered, among others, broken bones, a brain injury, spinal cord damage, paralysis, and/or damage to internal organs at the expense of a hit and run driver, you do not deserve to suffer the consequences.

One can only hope that a hit and run driver is found following a serious accident that injures or kills innocent people. If a hit and run driver is found, he or she will likely face criminal charges that could result in jail time. Even with criminal punishment, however, nothing can undo what the hit and run driver did. As such, seeking recourse by discussing the matter with an attorney will help you determine if, and in what way you may be able to pursue a recovery against the hit and run driver responsible for your suffering.

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Source:

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/news/local/crime/article25388527.html

Category: Auto Accidents

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