Pedestrian accidents typically cause severe injuries. However, if these victims are treated soon enough, many of them can be saved. Although the hospital can often help the victim recuperate and slowly return to their lives, no one can fully heal the emotional wounds that are caused by being in an accident. Fortunately, one Nebraska victim’s condition has been upgraded to fair after he was injured in a car accident.
The accident took place on the morning of Oct. 3 at around 1:30 a.m. and involved two pedestrians and a motor vehicle. Police say that the initial investigation indicated that the driver struck the two victims, stopped for a short time and then proceeded to drive off. A Nebraska located the driver shortly after the incident.
One of the individuals that was struck suffered minor injuries, but the other victim was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Though his condition has improved, he remained in the hospital. The driver was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.
Regardless of whether the driver is convicted in criminal court with respect to fleeing the scene of the car accident, the injured victims still have the right to seek monetary compensation in civil court for their injuries. Before the issue of financial restitution can be considered, it will first be necessary to prove negligence on the part of the driver deemed responsible for the crash. If the court is rules that the driver was negligent and caused or contributed to the injuries suffered by the victims, an award of damages may be considered.
Source: kotatv.com, “Hit and Run victim upgraded to fair condition at RWMC”, Ryan Murphy, Oct. 3, 2014