A pedestrian was seriously injured on Thursday night when he was hit by a hit-and-run accident involving a vehicle that struck the pedestrian. The incident occurred at the intersection of Fairview Street near 17th street in the city of Santa Ana, when the vehicle struck the man. Unfortunately, the vehicle involved left the scene of the accident, leaving the pedestrian by himself with serious injuries. Who pays for the medical costs of a pedestrian seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident?
Unfortunately, in many of these instances, the driver responsible for the hit and run accident will not be found. Not all hope is lost however. If you are the victim of a hit and run, and you have uninsured motorist coverage, your own insurance can provide coverage for your damages and injuries. Most people are unaware that you can get uninsured motorist coverage for just a few dollars more a month. It is very important to have, especially in light of the high number of uninsured drivers in California, and to protect against hit and run drivers.
Just because uninsured motorist coverage is provided by your own insurance, do not be lulled into thinking that your own insurance company will be friendly with you. Uninsured motorist claims can still be very contentious, and it is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney before filing this type of claim. For all purposes, it is similar to a claim against an at fault driver. The pedestrian seriously injured in a Santa Ana hit and run accident will need the representation of an injury attorney with extensive experience and expertise.
If you have been the victim of an automobile accident and have been injured, please contact the Law Firm of Rivers Morrell for a free consultation at (949)305-1400 to discuss your claims. Even if you do not have an at fault party, we can discuss your underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage to determine if there is still coverage. Please call today!