Lindsay Lohan Arrested After Alleged Hit-and-Run Accident in New York City

In September, Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested in New York City in connection with an alleged hit-and-run accident. A pedestrian claims the 26-year-old hit his knee with her vehicle in an alley after she left a night club in the early morning hours. Instead of stopping, Lohan purportedly continued on to her hotel where she was later charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident. The victim, 34-year-old Jose Rodriguez, called police as well as the emergency responders who transported him to a local hospital. Rodriguez was apparently treated for a knee injury and released soon after the incident.

Because police failed to administer a sobriety test, it is unclear whether alcohol played a factor in the reportedly low speed accident. Although a representative for Lohan claims the incident was blown out of proportion, security footage of the collision could not confirm whether or not Lohan's vehicle actually struck Rodriguez.

The alleged accident was one of several recent crashes for Lohan. In June, she reportedly struck a dump truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in California. That accident sent the star and an assistant to the hospital. Law enforcement officers are reportedly still attempting to determine who was driving Lohan's vehicle when the accident occurred. In May, Lohan was accused of hitting another pedestrian with her vehicle outside of a Los Angeles club. Prosecutors declined to file charges in that case, however.

Unexpected accidents with motor vehicles occur every day in New York City. Unfortunately, pedestrians are placed at risk of being hurt or killed by drivers every time they leave their home. Too often, pedestrian accidents are caused by inattentive or careless drivers who simply fail to notice individuals who are walking down the sidewalk. If you were hurt by a driver's negligent actions, you may be eligible to receive monetary compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost benefits and wages, physical therapy, and any resulting disability. In the State of New York, the time frame during which you may file a personal injury case is limited. In order to protect your rights, you should contact a capable personal New York injury lawyer as soon as possible after any injury accident.

Call the hardworking attorneys at Korngut Paleudis LLC at (212) 835-6768 in New York City if you were injured by a driver. At Korngut Paleudis LLC, our knowledgeable White Plains pedestrian accident lawyers help our clients achieve the compensation they deserve following an injury accident. Our dedicated attorneys have more than 45 years of experience representing clients throughout both New York and New Jersey. To speak with a skilled personal injury attorney about your case, do not hesitate to contact Korngut Paleudis LLC through the law firm's website.

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