You may have some legal options for compensation of which you are not aware. It’s important that you speak with a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney quickly after the accident in order to protect your legal rights.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 125,000 pedestrians annually are treated for crash-related injuries. Over 5,000 of those are killed in those accidents involving vehicles. Unfortunately, many of those drivers choose to flee the scene of the accident, leaving the pedestrian injured and without way to make a claim against the driver.
However, you may have legal options to obtain compensation, depending on the facts of the accident. You must be able to prove that the driver was negligent, that the driver’s negligence harmed you, and that you suffered damages as a result. If you are successful, you may be able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and more. That compensation may come from your insurance policy, the insurance policy of the driver if he or she can be located later, or from another third party who is responsible for the accident.
Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule your free consultation.