Although any type of car accident is a devastating and painful experience for the victims, some crashes lead to catastrophic injuries. This is especially true in situations where the victim is far more vulnerable than the person who caused the crash, such as a truck accident involving a small passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler. Pedestrian accidents also lead to serious injuries because pedestrians are so exposed to the elements. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, the outcome can be lifelong injuries, disabilities, and even death. At Mass Injury Group, we assist Boston pedestrian accident victims with asserting their right to financial compensation. Contact us as soon as possible to learn more about your rights.
In a devastating recent event, a pedestrian was struck in the area near Chelsea and North Washington Streets in Charlestown, according to local news reports. Around midday, police received a report that a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle and that the body was located near the I-93 on-ramp. Unfortunately, the collision happened at another intersection near the on-ramp. The police stated that the individual who was killed was dragged down the road for a substantial distance. The driver of the vehicle who caused the fatal pedestrian accident fled the scene. The person responsible for a crash who does not take responsibility for that crash can make a situation that is already a nightmare into something far worse.
Fortunately, you can work with a lawyer to attempt to locate the driver who fled the scene. Also, your insurance policy may still provide coverage for your injuries and expenses, even if the other driver is never located. Massachusetts drivers are required to carry an auto insurance policy that provides some uninsured motorist coverage, which can sometimes be used in hit-and-run situations.