My son was hit by a car this week. He jumped the curb out into the street and the car hit him head-on...it wasn't just a clip. He rolled all the way up on top of the car and injured his leg and arm. The woman asked him if he was ok...or if he had a # she could call me at but we don't have a phone. He insisted he was ok even though he was hurt and she gave him $20 and left from in front of our home. He is only 11 and I don't think she should have been able to just give my son $20 and leave. It's not as if he is an adult and knew that he was alright..There were many people outside and she could have asked where I lived. My boyfriend was over and he went looking for the car and found it up the st. He wrote down the license # and the woman's bf asked if there was another way we could handle it because he knew we were going to turn her in. She then decided to go to the police station after that. I am wondering why she didn't get in trouble for leaving...and if I should pursue a lawsuit for a hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident. I obtained a copy of the report and they did not even take any of her information. We were told by a lawyer to also get a copy of proof of insurance and they didn't even put it on record.
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