Two recent hit-and-run incidents have put these incidents back in the spotlight in Massachusetts. Recent years have seen an increase in these accidents across the United States, with many serious injuries and fatalities occurring as a result of negligent drivers who fail to stop and assist in order to avoid prosecution.
Recent figures provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that hit-and-run accidents have increased by at least 15 percent since 2009. An estimated 550,000 hit-and-run accidents occur throughout America on an annual basis. While many of these are fatal accidents, most result in serious injuries that require costly emergency treatment and, in many cases, ongoing medical care.
WPRI recently reported on an accident involving a Roger Williams University student who was struck down by a driver from Massachusetts. The driver knocked down the skateboarder in a dormitory parking lot and failed to stop and provide assistance. Instead, the driver sped off, leaving bystanders to ensure that the victim was stabilized and transported to receive the necessary medical attention. The victim sustained neck and back injuries and received care at a nearby hospital before being discharged later that day.
In the case of the RWU student, a personal-injury lawyer may be in a position to help the victim recover damages and receive just compensation for the injuries from the guilty driver. Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. can provide a specialist personal-injury lawyer to assess the situation and assist the victim of an incident such as this. If you’ve been the victim of a hit-and-run in Boston, Mass., then contacting Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. is a smart step toward recovering money to pay for lost wages and medical expenses. To get started, contact us at 617-698-0253.
Serious Massachusetts Accident Leaves One Dead and Two Seriously Injured
In another recent case that took place in Massachusetts, one person died and two others were left injured when two vehicles collided. FOX reported that preliminary investigations suggest that the driver of a white Mitsubishi car collided with a parked Toyota, leaving the driver of the Mitsubishi dead. Eyewitnesses claim that the driver of the Mitsubishi was linked to a hit-and-run accident that occurred earlier that evening, and police are looking into those claims.
The driver of the parked car was not seriously injured but was taken to a nearby hospital for observation, while the passenger in the same vehicle was treated for serious injuries. The investigation is still ongoing; however, the recent spike in serious hit-and-run incidents in the region has left officials wondering how to curb the trend.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident and need the assistance of a specialized personal injury lawyer, then Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin P.C. is here to help. We will walk you through the entire process and provide expert advice on how to alleviate the financial burdens that often follow these accidents. To schedule a consultation with a Boston hit-and-run lawyer, give us a call at 617-698-0253.