Roadwork is common and necessary in St. Louis and throughout Missouri. While many drivers will view it as an inconvenience and a delay as they try to get from one place to another, it is important to maintain road safety. When drivers encounter road work, they are expected to reduce their speed to make sure the workers and other drivers are safe. Unfortunately, some drivers do not take this seriously and accidents happen. This can cause personal injury and death to vulnerable workers. To make these circumstances worse, some drivers flee the scene making it a hit-and-run. People who have been impacted by these accidents should think about the future and consider a legal filing.
A roadside worker was seriously injured in an evening crash after which the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. The accident occurred at shortly after 6 p.m. The worker, 35, was taken to the hospital by air. The 60-year-old driver of the vehicle, a 1995 Buick Lesabre was caught a short while later and placed under arrest. He is facing multiple charges including felonies for hitting the worker and fleeing the scene, for driving in a careless and imprudent manner, not having valid license plates displayed on his vehicle, and driving on the highway without a valid driver’s license.
When a person is injured in a pedestrian accident while at work, there are many issues that must be considered after it has occurred. Medical care can result in significant expenses. It will also cause lost time on the job and, subsequently, lost wages. If there are permanent injuries, the victim might need to have rehabilitative care and assistance for even the most basic tasks. Often, this will also affect a family who is dealing with the costs and need to assist their loved one. A legal filing is often the main method of recovering adequate compensation.
A driver hit a pedestrian road worker and severely injured him. He then took off. As the road worker tries to recover from his serious injuries and the driver faces the potential penalties for the accident, it is vital for the worker to consider a lawsuit. Those who are in similar circumstances should do that same and contact a law firm experienced in personal injury cases for a full investigation and help in filing a claim.