In mid-June, a young man was struck by a vehicle in St. Augustine Beach and killed. The accident was a hit-and-run. The victim, 23-year-old Casey McLendon, was on a skateboard when he was hit by a pickup truck that kept driving. According to witnesses, the crash sounded like a gun going off.
Hit-and-run accidents are one of the most devastating types of accidents, as victims often don’t get justice. In this case, the accident ended in the death of a young man. If you are lucky enough to be in good condition after a hit-and-run accident, there are several things you should do.
First, alert the police immediately. The sooner you alert the police, the more likely they will be able to find the driver. You should also get the names, phone numbers, and addresses of any witnesses. Witnesses can help the police identify the driver and serve as a record that the accident was truly a hit-and-run.
After notifying the police and gathering witnesses, call a personal injury attorney. In hit-and-run accidents it can be hard to obtain proper compensation for your injuries and losses because there is no other party to file a claim against. A personal injury attorney will help you build a strong case and obtain the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. have helped hundreds of hit-and-run victims obtain compensation over the past 30 years. If you or a loved one has been injured in a hit-and-run accident, you can rely on attorney Cunningham to fight on your behalf.
Though nothing can ever replace a loved one, if a family member has been killed in a hit-and-run accident you are entitled to compensation for your losses. Attorney Cunningham will work with you to seek justice and compensation for you, taking away an added layer of stress.
To set up your free consultation and talk through the details of your hit-and-run experience, and how a personal injury attorney can help, call the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A. today at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587).
James O. Cunningham
Since 1977, personal injury lawyer James Cunningham has provided effective legal advocacy to people who are injured through the negligent actions of another person or entity throughout the Central Florida area. He fights to obtain recoveries for his clients’ physical and emotional pain and suffering and pursues his clients’ personal injury cases with a commitment to excellence and impeccable preparation.
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