Nothing is worse than a serious car accident - except when the other driver squeals…
On behalf of The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg posted in Hit and Run
It’s a fact that the average compensation claim cost from pedestrians is nearly two times higher than the average claim for motor vehicle passengers ($118,000 vs $66,000).
But it’s also a fact that not all car drivers who injure pedestrians on the streets of Riverside are willing to pay compensation for the injured pedestrians’ injuries or even fatalities.
Not to mention that many drivers choose to flee the scene of the car accident, turning a car accident into a hit-and-run accident. How do you file a hit-and-run claim in Riverside?
A car accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg explained the legal process behind filing a hit-and-run claim and obtaining compensation for your injuries and damages.
More often than not, drivers that flee hit-and-run scenes get caught, and they get into even more trouble than they would if they chose to stay and help the victim at the scene of the car accident.
This was the case last month, when a man pleaded guilty to a hit-and-run accident in Riverside back in September. The driver hit a woman who was crossing the street, leaving her with a severe head injury, but chose to flee the scene.
The car driver was followed by a civilian driver who helped the police find and arrest the driver in question. The car driver is now facing a maximum of four years in prison, while the injured woman is entitled to obtain compensation for her life-threatening injuries.
If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it’s recommended to do the following:
If the driver leaves the scene, he/she can be held liable for your injuries under such criminal charges as felony hit and run.
Hit-and-run accidents may be difficult to litigate, especially if you were injured and are physically unable to obtain all the evidence and collect all the required medical and insurance records to file a hit-and-run claim.
That’s why it’s highly recommended to seek the legal advice of an experienced car accident attorney in Riverside. The Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg has been one of the leading law firms in Riverside and California for the past over 35 years.
Our attorneys have represented hundreds of victims of hit-and-run accidents and helped them bring the responsible parties to justice.
Call our Riverside offices at 310-997-0904 or fill out this contact form for a free case evaluation. Our skilled attorneys will be your secret weapon to winning a hit-and-run case.