Imagine what it is like to be the victim of a hit-and-run, struck by a vehicle, needing medical attention, and the one person who knows you have been hit and need help is speeding away, likely hoping this accident is behind him or her.
(PRWEB) January 29, 2013
A 63-year old pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle that fled the scene of the accident, reported WTHR News. A hit and run in Indiana is a serious criminal charge, said Randy Sevenish, the founder of Sevenish Law Firm. Besides being a criminal act, it’s a cowardly act. Running away from the scene of an accident after you have hurt someone violates the social pact a community shares. Civilized people take responsibility for their actions and try to help people who have been injured.
“Imagine what it is like to be the victim of a hit-and-run, struck by a vehicle, needing medical attention, and the one person who knows you have been hit and need help is speeding away, likely hoping this accident is behind him or her,” said Indianapolis personal injury lawyer Sevenish.
Many people killed or seriously injured by drivers were defenseless pedestrians. The most recent data available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that Indiana had 62 pedestrian fatalities caused by vehicles in 2010.
Victims of hit and run accidents, or their families, should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Time is critical in locating an unknown driver and a lawyer can help with the investigation.
According to WTHR, several pieces of evidence were collected by investigators, including a surveillance video. The suspect vehicle is believed to be a 1997–2004 Ford F150 pick-up truck in gold or tan with a camper shell.
“Cars and trucks must yield to pedestrians. A two ton car will win every time when it hits a person,” said Sevenish. “Mistakes do happen, but if they do, drivers involved in accidents must do the right thing. It’s about being decent and responsible, or they should do the right thing because it's the law.”
If an individual or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian-car accident, contact Sevenish Law Firm at (800) 278-9200.
About Sevenish Law Firm:
Sevenish Law is a law firm that serves clients throughout the Indianapolis, Indiana area, and state-wide for that matter, by providing quality, aggressive and compassionate legal representation for serious injuries caused by a motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle crash, wrongful death and other negligence claims including law enforcement and public safety officers injured in an on-duty or off-duty crash.
Randall Sevenish has represented injury victims since 1985. Before practicing law, Sevenish was a captain in the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. He founded the county’s SWAT team, attended the FBI Academy, and was honored as “Police Officer of the Year” by the City of Indianapolis for his efforts as a police instructor. Law enforcement, as well as his martial arts training and his deep religious faith, shaped his character, and gave Sevenish valuable life and practical skills, well beyond law school, that he employs in seeking aggressive and spirited compensation for his clients.
Sevenish Law Firm takes cases throughout Central Indiana which includes Indianapolis and statewide, from South Bend and Fort Wayne to Terre Haute, Columbus and beyond.