A 31-year-old man was critically injured in a hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Philadelphia recently. According to NBC Philadelphia, the accident occurred on Marshall Street in Philadelphia. The driver who officials say was responsible for the accident allegedly tried to intentionally strike a man with whom he had been arguing. Instead of striking his intended target, the driver hit the victim and fled the scene. The victim suffered two broken legs as well as multiple internal injuries. The authorities are searching for the man in his 30s responsible for the crash. The vehicle has been described as a white Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Under Pennsylvania Vehicle Code Chapter 37 Subchapter C: “The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident shall immediately by the quickest means of communication give notice to the nearest office of a duly authorized police department if the accident involves: (1) injury to or death of any person; or (2) damage to any vehicle involved to the extent that it cannot be driven under its own power in its customary manner without further damage or hazard to the vehicle, other traffic elements, or the roadway, and therefore requires towing.”
Victims who have been injured in accidents caused by hit-and-run drivers may seek financial compensation for the damages they have suffered from either holding the at-fault liable through a civil lawsuit or through their own uninsured motorist coverage. An experienced Philadelphia pedestrian accident lawyer can help a victim understand their legal options in such cases.
The reputed attorneys at Anapol Weiss protect the rights of our clients. We know how to hold at-fault drivers responsible for their negligence and how to seek compensation when the authorities do not find the at-fault party. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run accident in Pennsylvania, please call our law offices at 1-866-735-2792 right away.