In California, a victim of a hit and run accident resulting in injury may be entitled to compensation in a personal injury lawsuit if the accident was a result of the negligent actions of another. If the accident resulted in a fatality, the deceased’s relatives may file a wrongful death lawsuit for compensation. The Ernst Law Group has extensive experience successfully winning large case settlements for injured persons who have been harmed in hit and run and other accidents.
It is illegal for a driver to flee after striking another person. A driver who strikes another vehicle, motorcyclist, bicyclist or pedestrian must immediately stop and obtain aid. It is human and considerate to render assistance to an injured party. Why, then, do drivers hit and run? There are several common reasons:
Whether a hit and run driver was aware they struck another vehicle or pedestrian or not, they are still responsible for their negligent actions. Drivers are criminally liable as well and may face years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and loss of license. If you were struck by a vehicle that fled the scene of the accident, you may receive compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
A hit and run accident victim may file a lawsuit for compensation for damages, including:
Ernst Law Group is a plaintiff’s-rights law firm. They believe in helping the injured party. The hit and run driver needs to be held accountable for their actions. Damages will be calculated by consulting with medical experts, life planners and accountants; we consult with the top experts in each field. We will seek compensation from the insurance company; if we are not satisfied with the amount offered, the case may proceed to trial in order to get a verdict. If the driver has assets that may be attached, that will also be pursued – all in an effort to make the victim as whole again as possible. There are no upfront fees in contingency cases; we earn our money when we win your case.