When a person is out and about in the Cincinnati area, they don’t expect to be hit by a car. Luckily, these accidents are rare. Families who have had a loved one seriously injured due to no fault of their own often feel angry and confused.
A person working on a street in downtown Cincinnati was seriously injured. A car ran a red light while driving north on Main Street and hit another car heading west on Eighth St. After being hit, the second car ran into a man working on a project on the street. The driver of the first car got out and ran away from the scene.
The driver of the second car was taken to the hospital for injuries. The man working on the street was a subcontractor for the Metropolitan Sewer District and had his right leg severed in the accident. He remains hospitalized in serious condition. The hit-and-run driver was later apprehended and has been charged with vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and numerous other misdemeanor and felony warrants.
When a person is seriously injured in an accident, it can lead to serious injuries and pain, along with financial turmoil. A person may now be facing thousands of dollars in unexpected medical expenses, with the potential of months of medical rehabilitation. They may not be able to return to their job.
A family facing this situation may want to speak with a legal professional skilled in personal injury. An attorney can review the situation surrounding the accident and help determine what happened. They can hold the negligent party responsible. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
An unexpected accident can greatly affect a family. Not only the medical expenses, but the lost wages can seriously affect a family’s finances. A person who has been injured has the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.