It’s hard to put yourself in the position of someone who has suffered a serious injury in an accident unless you’ve experienced it for yourself. Your life can change forever. You can be facing new challenges and be deprived of doing the things you once enjoyed.
A Hamilton County teen has his whole life ahead of him, but he’s going to be facing many challenges after a near fatal motorcycle accident last year. The high school student may actually need to have his arm amputated soon. The teen has an amazingly optimistic outlook and even refers to his paralyzed arm as “More of an annoyance than anything.”
He lost the use of the limb after a driver pulled out of a side street and struck the young man as he was riding a motorcycle. The most upsetting part of the story is that the driver fled the scene of the crime, leaving the rider injured and needing help on the side of the road. The man later abandoned his car and hid from police until he was finally arrested earlier in the month.
The hit-and-run driver has now appeared in a Hamilton County court and will soon go before a grand jury. The family of the injured teen have racked up close to half a million dollars in medical bills from time spent in a trauma unit, time in intensive care, and lots of rehab. They hope to be compensated for the mountain of bills, and as accident lawyers in Chattanooga we think they deserve it.
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When an accident is caused by negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries and a hit-and-run certainly falls into the category of negligence. Maybe you have a similar story and the McMahan Law Firm can help.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, let our Chattanooga accident attorneys take on your case. You have nothing to lose from contacting us because the initial legal consultation is always FREE.
Source. NewsChannel9.com, ‘http://www.newschannel9.com/news/top-stories/stories/17yearold-faces-amputation-after-hit-run-crash-suspect-court-12255.shtml,’ Briona Arradondo, August 20 ,2014.