Accidents just happen and sometimes there’s no avoiding them. Then there are those accidents which would never have happened if not for the thoughtlessness of another human being. Something as simple as glancing at a text message on the phone while driving or not clearly marking wet patches on the floor at the workplace can cause long-lasting injuries — a chronic problem which started with a momentary lapse in judgment. Legal compensation is imperative in these cases, because the cost for recovery has to be paid, but it should never be paid by the victim.
A hit-and-run driver critically injured a homeless man in his 60s in East Farmingdale, just before 11 p.m. on a Tuesday in late April.
According to Suffolk County police, the man was walking on Wellwood Avenue when a 2008 Mercedes hit him, driven by a man from Freeport.
The Freeport man said it all happened so quickly — his windshield was shattered, showering glass into his eyes and mouth. He quickly got out of his car in time to see another car just drive right over fallen man in the street. The second car paused only a moment before driving off.
While the second car fled, the Freeport man remained on the scene. He said he is still troubled by what happened.
The victim was lifted to Stony Brook University Hospital by helicopter, to be treated for head and internal injuries.
The driver of the Mercedes has not been charged.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you deserve compensation to pay for your recovery needs. Call the Perecman Firm today and we’ll work hard to make sure you’re taken care of in a difficult time in your life.