Pedestrian Hit and Run Accident Claim
If you were hit by a vehicle and suffered injuries as a pedestrian‚ you have a right to seek compensation from the driver at fault. A hit and run driver who leaves the scene without contacting emergency services and making him or herself available to law enforcement deprives the injured of that option‚ unless the police later apprehend the driver.
If the hit and run driver cannot be located and arrested‚ options are still available for pursuing compensation. Contact our San Diego accident attorneys at Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers for a free consultation.
It is a serious violation to leave the scene of an accident‚ and for good reason. A driver involved in an accident with another vehicle must remain on the scene to render aid to the injured‚ as well as take responsibility for what occurred. To hit an unprotected pedestrian with a 3‚000 pound moving vehicle and then run from the scene‚ leaving the victim with potentially fatal injuries instead of calling 911 or offering assistance‚ is a heinous criminal act.
Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM) in San Diego
After a pedestrian hit and run accident‚ if the driver is not found and arrested‚ who will cover your medical expenses‚ lost wages‚ and other losses? The best source of coverage in such a case is probably your own auto insurance policy.
You should have uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance‚ which will cover you as a pedestrian in an accident caused by a hit and run driver. It is a good idea to maximize the amount of uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance you carry for adequate coverage in the event that such an accident occurs.
Hit and Run Statistics
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety‚ hit and run drivers kill nearly 1‚500 people in the U.S. every year‚ and pedestrians have the greatest risk of death in a hit and run accident. AAA Foundation reports some alarming hit and run accident statistics:
- Approximately 11% of all police-reported traffic crashes involve hit and run drivers.
- Approximately 60% of all hit and run fatalities are pedestrians.
- One in every 5 pedestrian deaths involves a hit and run driver.
Get Help for Your San Diego Pedestrian Hit and Run Injury Lawsuit
Pedestrian hit and run accident cases can be complex. You will need a pedestrian accident attorney on your side with the skills and knowledge to handle your claim. At Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers‚ you will find a dedicated legal team with a successful track record handling a wide range of auto accident injury claims.
Our San Diego personal injury attorneys have obtained significant awards for our clients in pedestrian accident cases‚ including:
- $100‚000 for a case in which a car struck Chula Vista children crossing the street
- $100‚000 for a pedestrian hit by a car in a parking lot who sustained facet joint injury in the neck
- $35‚000 for an El Cajon woman whose foot was broken in a pedestrian hit and run accident
- $34‚000 for a Hollywood pedestrian accident victim
When we take on the responsibility for your case‚ you will pay us nothing until we recover compensation for you. Call our San Diego pedestrian hit and run accident lawyers today for the outstanding representation you need. Jurewitz Law Group Injury & Accident Lawyers can be reached at (619) 233-5020 or (888) 233-5020.