Gainesville Man in Critical Condition After Hit and Run
Recently, a Gainesville man was struck by an SUV while pushing a shopping cart down the road, according to WSB TV. The victim, a 65 year old, was found in critical condition after the accident. The victim has sustained multiple broken bones, head and neck injuries, as well as bruises on the lungs. A Georgia State Patrol officer reportedly returned to the site of the accident to look for evidence as to the identity of the hit and run vehicle. Investigators uncovered broken pieces from the vehicle involved that can be traced to a Ford Explorer made between the years of 2006 and 2010.
The driver of the SUV now faces serious charges due to his or her decision to leave the scene of the accident. This perpetrator will most likely face felony charges if he is apprehended. Police and the daughter of the severely injured accident victim are calling for the public's help to identify the runaway driver.
Obtaining Compensation Following a Hit and Run Accident in Georgia
Hit and run accidents can present some challenges and complications for accident victims seeking to obtain compensation for their damages sustained in the accident. After any hit and run, local police officers or highway patrol members will investigate the scene of the crash in an attempt to identify the runaway driver. Investigators may search for broken pieces from the automobile in question, review traffic camera footage, investigate witnesses, or talk to the victim, all in an effort to determine the hit and run driver's identity. Occasionally, after the crash, a hit and run driver will turn him or herself in to the police. At times, the hit and run driver acts while intoxicated and might even claim to be unaware of what occurred.
If the at-fault hit and run driver is found, he or she should then be held responsible for the victim's injuries sustained in the accident, which can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages and more. If the driver cannot be located, hit and run accident victims can still attempt to recover for their injuries through their own insurance company if they have uninsured motorist coverage. A skilled automobile accident attorney will explore all avenues for the hit and run victim's recovery as well as take the necessary actions to obtain compensation.
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