Pedestrians Injured in a Hit-and-Run Accident

Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Attorney Serving Irvine, Anaheim and Orange County

I’ve heard it from clients before: “Everything was fine, and the next minute before I know what’s happening I’m on the ground in a lot of pain, and the car just takes off. He didn’t even stop to help or see if I was ok.” What do you do if you are a pedestrian who is injured by a hit-and-run driver? Who is going to pay for your medical costs, lost wages and other expenses if the driver is not apprehended? It may seem strange, but the best source of recovery in these cases is almost always your own automobile insurance coverage. Your policy should have an “uninsured / underinsured motorist” coverage that is in place for just such an event. As an experienced Orange County injury attorney with more than 30 years experience, I can tell you pedestrians injured in a hit and run accident face an uphill challenge.  These cases can be quite complex, and it is important to work with an attorney who will be accessible and responsive to your own needs, while having the legal expertise and trial experience to successfully manage your case.

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I always recommend that you maximize the amount of “uninsured and underinsured motorist” coverage. This insurance is typically some of the least expensive to purchase, and covers you in the event that a negligent party does not have enough insurance (or no insurance) to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other financial liabilities. This is also the section of your insurance policy that will cover you as a pedestrian when you are injured by a hit-and-run driver. Ultimately, we will work with police who will make every attempt to apprehend the driver at fault. Until that time however, I will thoroughly investigate what has happened, the location and all available evidence to identify potential sources of recovery for you.

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Hit and Run Accidents involving Pedestrians Can Happen Anywhere

I have helped pedestrians injured in a hit and run accident in crosswalks, on sidewalks, driveways between buildings, in private parking lots, business parking areas, as well as in the streets between intersections. Pedestrians are at a substantial disadvantage when they are involved in an accident with a car, truck or motorcycle. Motor vehicles cause serious, severe and often permanent injuries to the pedestrian they strike including head trauma, brain injury, broken neck or spinal injuries, paralysis, broken bones, as well as shoulder and hip injury. Many caring motorists will stop and provide the care and assistance required by California law. Others are either overwhelmed by the situation, covering a DUI or driving under the influence of a controlled substance, or fear some other ramification such as immigration issues.

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40 Years Experience Helping Pedestrians Injured in a Hit and Run Accident

At the Law Firm of Rivers J. Morrell III we support pedestrians injured in a hit and run accident and their families across all of Orange County, from Fullerton to San Clemente. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or was the victim of a hit-and-run driver call me at (949) 273-2693 or contact my office to schedule a complimentary initial consultation. You will speak with me personally, and work directly with me as we manage the legal details, so that you can focus on healing and recovery.

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