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Teenager Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident

Causing a car accident is bad. Leaving the scene of that accident is even worse. It is a conscious decision to leave a person, who likely suffered a serious injury, in the road to fend for themselves. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents occur quite often. For example, an 18-year-old man was crossing Route 72 in North Lebanon Township, Pennsylvania (PA), when he was hit by a car, according to LDNews.com. The driver of that car decided to bolt, leaving the teenager out in the road.

North Lebanon Township police are seeking witnesses. Anyone with further information is asked to call police at (717) 273-8141. The full extent of the victim's injuries remain unknown, but many hit-and-run victims suffer serious injuries like broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and paralysis. If the victim does suffer a major injury, the person or a family member should consult with a personal injury attorney and consider filing a claim against the at-fault driver.

If the at-fault driver is never found, the victim can still file a claim, but the victim would have to file the claim against his or her own insurance company, which can pay claims through the uninsured motorist provision. Basically, the victim's insurance company will take the place of the at-fault driver in the claim and damages will be assessed based on the extent of the injuries, the amount of medical bills, time lost from work and so forth.

To learn more, check out this free consumer report about what to do if you are injured in a hit and run or by a driver with inadequate insurance
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