Shaminique Prosper was crossing the street at the corner of Washington and Rebecca streets in Charleston, West Virginia (WV), when she was hit by a car. Prosper was knocked to the ground and run over by the tire of the car, according to WSAZ.com.
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The at-fault driver stopped, got out of the vehicle, but then reportedly panicked and decided to bolt from the scene of the accident. Fortunately, the police apprehended the suspected hit-and-run driver and he is currently facing charges for failing to render aid and driving on a revoked license.
As a result of this hit and run accident, Prosper's right leg was broken. This type of injury routinely takes weeks to heal and Prosper may be forced to take time off work and have to pay for rehabilitation costs. Prosper should not be saddled with these expenses and hardship without receiving proper compensation. She should consider speaking with a hit and run accident lawyer right away to discuss her legal options.
Our firm understands how serious hit and run accident injuries can be. We represented a pedestrian who was hit by a car in Norfolk, Virginia (VA) and suffered a serious leg injury. To learn more, check out this hit-and-run accident case result.