A male bicyclist was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Warren on the evening of Monday, September 3. There is no indication that the bicyclist was doing anything risky or wrong. All that has been reported is that a motorist was driving too fast and negligently, and as a result, the bicyclist was killed. Authorities suspect that the hit-and-run driver, who was later apprehended, was drunk at the time of the collision. The driver will, most likely, be prosecuted for the hit-and-run and the victim’s family will have to deal with the loss of moving forward without him.
Hopefully, the driver had insurance and the driver’s insurance company will not create obstacles to the victim’s family receiving just compensation for their loss. However, those things are, as yet, unclear. What is clear is that without skilled legal representation, the personal and financial burdens to the victims of this tragedy may go unaddressed.
While taking legal action may be the last thing on the minds of family members grieving the loss of a loved one, delaying a claim may make pursuing compensation from negligent parties all the more challenging. By knowing your legal rights and options, you and your family will be better equipped to make an informed decision on the best course of action for your specific situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered the heartache, and its attendant legal and financial aftermath, of being, directly or indirectly, the victim of a hit-and-run driver, let the experienced Warren accident lawyers at Lipton Law help you to attain resolution with as little additional headaches as can be managed. You don’t have to handle everything yourself, nor should you. We are available for a free consultation to discuss your case and to help you move forward. Should you need assistance in resolving your case, call us at (248) 557-1688.