Hit & Run Accident
A hit-and-run in California occurs when a motorist is involved in an accident with a pedestrian, another vehicle, or a fixed object, and leaves the scene without stopping to identify himself or herself, or offering aid to others who might need assistance. Whether or not the fleeing driver is at fault, leaving the scene of an accident is a crime. If you are the victim of a hit-and-run collision, the first thing you must do is call 911 or the police so that law enforcement can launch an investigation to identify and apprehend the other driver.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the collision, the hit-and-run accident attorneys at J&Y can help you understand your legal rights and options. We believe these types of accidents are inexcusable and we will fight to help you get justice and obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. Our experienced attorneys fight for hit-and-run accident victims in Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Bernardino County, San Francisco County and Sacramento County.
Drivers Have Legal Duties at an Accident Scene
California law requires all motorists who are involved in an accident that results in an injury or death to stop immediately at the scene and remain until authorities arrive. Drivers must also provide the police with personal information including their name and address as well as their vehicle registration number. Motorists must also provide reasonable assistance to injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians such as calling 911 or a local law enforcement agency.
How the law firm of J&Y Handles Hit-and-Run Accidents
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident you may have many questions: Why would this person leave the scene? How did this happen? How will you handle the costs of injury? Of repair? How will you handle the emotional burden of being abandoned following an accident? The personal injury attorneys at J&Y will offer you compassion and knowledge and help you obtain just compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering, and property damage.
When a driver leaves an accident scene, obtaining compensation can become complicated. If the other driver can be identified, a claim can be brought against that individual. There are also legal options available when the fleeing driver is not apprehended or has not been found, however. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, you may be able to obtain compensation from your own insurance provider.
The experienced hit-and-run accident attorneys at J&Y can negotiate with your insurance company and even litigate the case if they fail to offer you a fair settlement. The stress of navigating the financial burden resulting from a hit-and-run accident should not hinder your recovery. Don’t bear the weight of a hit-and-run accident alone; we will aggressively represent your best interests. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that was not your fault, call J&Y today at (877) 735-7035 for a free evaluation of your case.