Lohan Not the Only Hit-and-Run Driver

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Lindsay Lohan made headlines with a hit and run car accident, her third. New York Accident Laywers says hit and run accidents are commonplace and wants citizens to know how to react.

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Many people panic, but it's important to look at the vehicle that hit you. If they don't stop, knowing the color and style of car could be crucial. Getting the license plate is even better.

Actress Lindsay Lohan allegedly struck a pedestrian with her car and fled the scene. Lohan, whose career has been plagued by driving incidents and alcohol abuse claims, was arrested around 2:25 a.m., reported The Wall Street Journal. But while the actress' case is high profile, lawyers who specialize in traffic accidents say that hit and run accidents are all too common.

Personal Injury Lawyers NY, a consortium of attorneys who focus their practice on compensation for injuries and accidents, deals with numerous individuals struck by cars every year. In many cases the driver responsible for the injury speeds away.

“It's important to know what to do if you're hit by a car,” said a Daniel Holton, a spokesperson for the consortium. “Many people panic, but it's important to look at the vehicle that hit you. If they don't stop, knowing the color and style of car could be crucial. Getting the license plate is even better.”

Personal Injury Lawyers NY advises accident victims or witnesses to first take care of injuries, calling 911 if needed and making sure everyone is treated. The police should be called whether an ambulance is needed or not, because a police report may be vital to receiving compensation for injuries.

The group was founded to help make the process easier for victims, not only of car accidents but also construction injuries and other accidents. Lawyers from a variety of practice areas contribute information to the Personal Injury Lawyers NY website, and the site offers a portal for connecting victims with the lawyers best suited to their case.

Accident victims in New York are entitled to receive compensation not only for their immediate medical bills, but any future medical expenses arising from the injury, as well as lost wages and other costs. All too often, lawyers have seen victims lose their chance at this compensation – either by signing settlement documents from an insurance company, or by failing to document the accident.

About Personal Injury Lawyers NY:

Personal Injury Lawyers NY was formed as a resource for anyone seeking a Personal Injury Lawyer or general information on an accident they've been part of. Free general information is available and users can use the site to be put directly in touch with a lawyer to help them. The site can be reached at http://www.personalinjurylawyersny.net/about-us/ or by phone 646-600-9221.

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