It is unfortunate when somebody gets hurt. Like the Good Samaritan, our first instinct is usually to stop and offer some help. This is what anyone would normally do upon seeing a person in need. It is however different when it comes to the one causing the harm. Those who know that they are at fault tend to panic. They are taken aback upon seeing the result of their actions.
There is nothing much you can do should you be injured by a guilty party who flees from the scene of the crime. Going after your assailant would probably be the least of your worries. What you would need is medical attendance, possibly from the paramedics. Hopefully, the extent of the harm inflicted upon you would not need emergency care. You would still need to take it easy however as there is no way of telling how badly you were hurt unless you undergo the appropriate health checks.
Avoiding the expenses for any property damage or personal injuries caused could be the reason why a negligent driver would run away. The shock in having caused such a catastrophe might also be so terrifying that he is unable to stand his ground and deal with the consequences of his actions. This however is no excuse for leaving as there is someone in need of his help. Despite being the person who brought about the accident, he is also the first one on the scene. By leaving, he has shown that he was still physically capable of helping yet he chose not to stay.
This could add on to his liability. Not only did he cause harm to another person but he refused to render assistance when someone clearly required it. Such reprehensible individuals must not be allowed to wander freely. Should you happen to have sustained injuries due to a hit and run accident, there is still a way for you to recover from the guilty party.
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Lichtblau & Goldenberg has worked with different experts in various fields to provide you with the best legal assistance possible. We team up with expert investigators who can successfully gather evidence on attackers of hit and run victims. Contact us immediately at 561-863-9100 to get started on finding and bringing the culprit to justice.