A pedestrian was struck and fatally injured by a hit and run driver in Santa Ana yesterday. What type of motorist would leave a pedestrian fatally injured and leave the scene? Police said the suspect car had become involved in two other accidents immediate after the leaving the pedestrian fatally injured, ultimately crashing into a light pole. It was unclear in the initial reports if the Police had recovered the vehicle, and if the car would lead them to potential drivers.
What happens when someone is injured by a hit and run driver? If the victim survives, they are able to submit a claim against their own automobile insurance coverage under the uninsured/underinsured motorist or UM/UIM section of the policy. Many people find that their own insurance companies do not have their best interests at heart, and after more than 40 years of experience I can tell you that it is wise to seek your own attorney. I am able to stand up for you, hold your insurance company accountable, and achieve the best possible outcome in your case. This is usually far greater than the amount originally offered by the insurance company.
When an accident leaves a pedestrian fatally injured, the family of the victim may bring a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver. In hit-and-run scenarios the legal water becomes very murky, and it is important to have excellent legal representation to ensure the best outcome. If you have lost a loved one in a fatal pedestrian accident in Santa Ana or Orange County I invite you to call for a free consultation at (949)305-1400. There is no cost to you out of pocket as I work on a contingency fee basis.