Speaking to a stranger and exchanging insurance information can be a stressful aspect of being involved in a collision, as it might not be easy to tell how the other party might respond to the situation. While many people may choose to approach this process peacefully, there is a chance that some might lash out and exhibit aggressive behaviors. A man in Kentucky reportedly suffered serious injuries after he was intentionally hit by another driver while attempting to exchange information.
The incident reportedly occurred on a recent Thursday when the driver of a car reportedly crashed into the side of another vehicle. This person attempted to flee the scene but eventually decided to pull over. While the driver of the second vehicle was attempting to exchange information with him, he began issuing threats and proceeded to hit the man with his car before driving away.
Reports indicate that the man suffered severe injuries and was rushed to a hospital for medical care. Authorities say that he was able to provide them with details on the other man and his vehicle and they state that they were able to locate him several days later. The driver of the car has been arrested and is currently facing numerous charges in relation to the crash, including assault and fleeing the scene of a crash.
A personal injury claim
A car accident involving similar circumstances could wreak havoc on one’s life, potentially leaving a person with serious injuries and facing dire financial straits. However, even with the presence of criminal charges, preparing to seek restitution via the civil justice system can still be a complex process. When facing such a situation, a person in Kentucky could benefit from retaining the services of an attorney for guidance on the next steps to take and assistance in preparing to seek compensation via a personal injury claim.