A 22 year old Canadian tourist, Alexander Sanghwan, was severely injured after he was hit by a car while he was crossing the stree in Northeast Miami at 5:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The pedestrian vs. car accident occurred on NE 5th Avenue and 180th Street. Police report that the young man was hit hard enough that the front bumper of the navy blue 2010 BWM fell off. In addition, police were able to recover several other parts from the hit and run vehicle at the scene of the incident.
Mr. Sanghwan was in South Florida for the Ultra Music Festival along with his brother who was a witness to the accident. Fortunately, Alexander's brother was able to describe the vehicle to police.At the time of the incident, Alexander and his broether were leaving a South Florida nightclub.
It is unclear whether the pedestrian or the driver is at fault for the accident. However, the driver left the scene of the incident and has not come forward which is certainly a crime. It is possible that there may be parties who may be liable to the 22 year old.
However, certain questions will have to be answered such as:
Who had the right of way?
Why did the driver leave the scene of the accident?
Is the owner of the car the same individual who was driving the car at the time of the accident?
If you or a loved one is injured or is a victim of a pedestrian versus car accident, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney will be able to document and preserve evidence that will support your potential claim. A car accident lawyer will also be able to request documents such as a your medical records, police records, and court records which will all potential help your future case. Olga Porven, P.A., has experience representing injured victims in personal injury and car accident matters. Olga Porven, car accident attorney, may be able to help you obtain the justice you deserve.
It is important that if you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, you obtain as much information that you can regarding the other driver/party (insurance information, tag, name, address, etc.). You should also make sure that you tell police a simple and concise explanation of how the accident happened. Make sure that you do not accept money or sign any type of release at the scene of the accident. Also, do not get into a fight or an argument with the other driver. Make sure that you do not speak to anyone at the scene other than the police. Many times, an insurance company will send out an immediate response team. They are not on your side. In addition, your insurance may come out to the scene to prove that the accident was your fault or that you were not injured. Olga Porven, Esq., is a former insurance defense attorney. She is well aware of what the insurance companies are capable of and has the experience in dealing with insurance companies to help you obtain potential compensation in your case.