According to WIS, the accident occurred on Palmetto Health Richland’s campus. A woman was standing on the sidewalk on Medical Park Drive around 3 a.m. Sunday morning, when an oncoming vehicle hit her. The vehicle did not stop, but instead took off toward Sunset Dr.
The woman is currently in the hospital and said to be in stable condition.
Police are describing the vehicle as a small, white compact car. If you know anything about the accident, police encourage you to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.
Hit and run accidents are an all too common problem. Many times hit and runs result in not only damages to the vehicle, but also injuries to victims. Injured victims can be left with expensive medical bills and no compensation.
South Carolina law requires drivers to stop after an accident, even if the accident is with a parked car. Pedestrian accidents are no exception. If a driver fails to stop, they may be subject to criminal prosecution. Failure to stop is a felony when the victim suffers serious bodily injury or death. Following a hit and run, victims may be left with injuries and no insurance information from the at fault driver. For this reason, South Carolina drivers are required to carry uninsured/underinsured motorists’ coverage.
Uninsured/underinsured motorists’ coverage requires victims’ insurance companies to pay for damages resulting from hit and run accidents or accidents with uninsured drivers. The policy also covers drivers who do not have enough coverage to pay for injuries that result from the accident.
Many times insurance companies will dispute hit and run claims leaving victims with mounting medical bills and no way to pay them. Other times, insurance companies will pay hit and run accident victims far less than they deserve. If you were injured resulting from a hit and run, the South Carolina Accident lawyers at the Strom Law Firm can help you. While you focus on getting better, we will focus on getting you the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Call us today or fill out a free web form to see how we can help you. 803.252.4800