Hit and run cases are often the accidents between running cars, however it can also entail a car hitting a bicyclist, a pedestrian, a stationary vehicle, or property. Any accident is shocking, but when it is a hit and run, it is worse because you don’t know the person commits negligence and whom to charge for the damage.
In a recent hit and run case, a Wake County teen injured seriously while travelling home from work riding her bike. According to police reports, the crash occurred while the teenager who works as a cashier at Zaxby’s in Fuquay-Varina was returning home from work and an SUV struck her then fled the scene of crash. The teen suffered life-threatening injuries and admitted in a nearby hospital. Reportedly, police charged two women involving with the accident.
Coworkers of the teen at Zaxby’s are uniting to raise fund for her hospital bills and reportedly the Zaxby’s in Fuquay-Varina will contribute a share of its Wednesday’s sales to the cause. Other branches in the area are also joining the drive.
According to North Carolina law, any person involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident has a duty to stay at the scene of accident, provide medical help for people in need, and wait for authorities to reach the spot. Leaving the scene of a serious or fatal accident is a grave criminal offense. The driver may be charged with felony hit and run. Conversely, the victims of hit-and-run accident can claim compensation for their injury and damages. In case of death of a loved one, the immediate kin of the victim can file wrongful death lawsuit against the driver at fault.
However, identifying the driver in hit and run cases and bringing them to the fore to meet all the consequences of the law is not easy as it sounds. Also, ascertaining all pertinent documents of insurance coverage and any alternative sources of compensation for the victim in case the negligent driver at large and managing the required negotiations or litigation to assist the victim gain the maximum reward possible are challenging. So if you or any one of your family member has sustained a serious injury as a result of hit-and-run incident, it is important you take help of an experienced legal professional who may protect your rights and ensure full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.