A 56-year-old South End female pedestrian who was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident when she was 6 years old has lost her leg in another hit-and-run accident.
Donna Mills had her leg amputated on August 1 after she was hit by a tractor-trailer while crossing Huntington Avenue near Symphony Hall on July 30. She is recovering from surgery at Radius Specialty Hospital. The driver of the tractor-trailer left the accident scene.
As a child, Mills sustained permanent brain damage and a permanent leg injury when she was struck in a hit-and-run car accident in Boston. No one was ever charged in that crime.
Mills was struck while walking the route that she would travel daily. Police are looking for the driver of the tractor-trailer. Witnesses say the tractor-trailer had the word “FABIAN” in red letters on its side.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident, not only has the negligent driver committed a crime, but he or she can be held liable for your personal injury accident and you can file a claim for recovery.
As a victim of a hit-and-run accident, not only are your dealing with the pain and suffering that comes from being injured, recovering from the accident, and finding a way to get your bills paid for, but you are also dealing with the trauma of being struck by a person who has tried to escape responsibility and accountability for your injuries by leaving the accident scene. By fleeing the accident site, the negligent driver has also become a criminal who has made you the victim of his or her crime.
What You Can Expect to Recover as a Victim of a Motor Vehicle Accident in Massachusetts:
• If you were riding a car at the time of the accident, your insurance will cover the first $2,000 of any costs related to your injury accident.
• If you were a bicyclist or a pedestrian who was injured by a car, truck, or motorcycle, then the insurance company of the negligent party has to cover the first $2,000.
• Your insurance company will be asked to cover any medical costs above the first $2,000. If you are able to recover money from a personal injury claim, your health insurance company may be able to collect what it spent from these damages.
Victim twice hurt in hit-runs loses leg, driver sought, Boston Herald, August 26, 2007
Related Web Resources:
Auto Accident Claims
Hit and Run 2004 Statistics, Deadlyroads.com
Personal injury claims and lawsuits in Massachusetts can be very complicated, which is why you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney to handle your case. Hit-and-run accidents, are by their very nature, very difficult to prove. A good personal injury attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, assess your injury and recovery costs, prove that the other party was negligent, and fight for your right to compensation.
Throughout Massachusetts, the personal injury lawyers of Altman & Altman LLP are known for their ability to help their clients obtain the best results possible in their accident or wrongful death cases.
Our first consultation with each client is free, and we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will only pay for our services if we recover for you. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today if you have been seriously injured in car accident, pedestrian accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or any kind of injury accident today.