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Hit-And-Run Victim Survives, Returns Home but Long Road of Healing Ahead

Posted on January 24, 2012

No one was sure if the St. Augustine father of five who received critical head injuries in a hit-and-run collision would even survive. Now the hit-and-run victim has returned home and is facing a long road to recovery.

The 30-year-old man was on a scooter Friday, January 6, going to his construction job around 5:40 a.m. when he was hit by an SUV from behind. The collision happened on Old Moultrie Road, and the driver was arrested a short time later. The crash victim spent a week in the intensive care unit at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine with doctors not certain of his future.

With severe scrapes from road rash and internal injuries, including brain swelling, he recovered enough to receive some outpatient therapy, but years of rehabilitation lie ahead. On Wednesday, January 18, he celebrated his son’s first birthday, according to an article by News4jax.com.

Traumatic Brain Injury

As with most traumatic head injuries, cognitive skills, including memory and reasoning, are affected. Devastating head injuries are costly and when you are disabled, paying for the medical and rehabilitative costs associated with your accident, as well as lost wages, is overwhelming. The news includes information on how the public can contribute to this hit-and-run victim’s ongoing care.

In the case of devastating injuries resulting from an auto accident, an experienced Florida auto accident injury attorney can determine the at-fault party who will be responsible for all of the costs associated with the crash. In this case, the hit-and-run driver did not have any insurance, but may be ordered to pay restitution as a result of a criminal conviction.

The St. Augustine hit and run accident attorneys with Farah & Farah will explore all of the avenues to bring justice to a victim of an auto accident or a hit-and run collision.

Source: http://www.news4jax.com/news/Hit-and-run-victim-returns-to-family/-/475880/8282092/-/12bwhup/-/index.html