On Monday, a 37 year old man was struck by a Nissan in Lake Ave in St. James. The victim was a school teacher and coach for the Kings Park school district and was jogging around noon in the shoulder of the Lake Ave. As a result of the accident, the jogger was killed and the driver had fled the scene.
The alleged hit-and-run driver has been arrested and is facing trial for driving without a license, leaving the scene of the crime, and vehicular homicide.
Hit and Run accidents are scary. The idea of someone having the ability to cause harm and get away with it is infuriating. However, sometimes driver’s put themselves in dangerous situations when getting in a hit and run. While documenting as much information as possible is important, a persons safety is more important. And thankfully in situations like the one described above, more and more places can be traced with video footage. Here is what you should do if you are involved in a hit and run accident.
Should you suffer an injury as a result of a hit and run accident there are ways to ensure that you receive payment of your medical bills, lost wages and even receive financial compensation for your injuries. However, the process is complicated and knowing which insurance company to file your claim with can be tricky. At Palermo Law, we dedicate ourselves to individuals that have suffered serious injuries so they can receive the justice they deserve.
Steven Palermo is the managing partner for Palermo Law, Long Island’s Personal Injury Law Firm. He has been helping people receive compensation for their injuries for over 21 years. He focuses on cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, construction accidents and slip and fall injuries.
His book The Ultimate Guide to Handling New York Car Accident Claims details the ins and outs of a car accident claim in a simple, easy-to-read manner.