A personal injury can catch you off guard. Most people don't expect to get hurt, so they don't plan for it. Whether that means missing work, school or other activities, the reality is the same: Your life changes the second you get hurt.
Take, for example, a case that just happened in North Miami. A driver was being pursued by the police in unmarked police vehicles when he crashed his SUV just outside a home around 7:00 p.m. on June 10.
The driver may have known they were being pursued because they fled the vehicle after the collision. The police did manage to catch the driver after a short manhunt in the neighborhood. Interestingly, neighbors have spoken up to say that the man is familiar in the area and is related to a woman who lived near where he crashed.
In this crash, a white pickup truck was hit by the SUV before the SUV carried on. The police reported that the driver was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. The collision resulted in the truck taking on heavy damage, and the driver had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance. It's not clear what, if any, charges the reckless driver will face.
In cases like this, others are put in harm's way because of a dangerous driver's actions. If you are hit by a fleeing vehicle or a driver who does not stop at the scene, make sure you report it and seek medical care. Your health comes first, then you can make a claim.