Car crashes are terrifying for everyone involved. In the aftermath of a crash that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, you may wonder what your next steps should be. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, you can count on having a knowledgeable and experienced team by your side. Our car crash Lawyer will work to secure the compensation you need. Today, we are going to discuss a recent hit-and-run crash that took the life of a Riverside man.
What happened in this crash?
We have learned that a hit-and-run crash that occurred on August 19 has left one Riverside man dead. Police say that the victim, 20-year-old Marcus Figueroa Jr., was taken to the hospital after the crash but succumbed to his injuries.
“He’s a really, really good boy,” said Figueroa’s father. “I’m going to miss my boy forever.”
The incident happened at around 8:30 PM when the victim was preparing to go to the movies with some friends. The friends say that Figueroa forgot something in the house and ran back to get it. When he stepped onto the street, he was struck by a vehicle.
The eyewitnesses say that the vehicle, described as a dark blue or black Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic, was driving so fast that it sent the victim flying into the air. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene, and police are still searching for the vehicle and driver.
The car crash reality in California
During the latest reporting year, California’s Office of Traffic Safety says that there were hundreds of thousands of vehicle crashes across the state. Out of those, we know there were:
- 15,000 pedestrians injured
- 811 pedestrians killed
Pedestrians are the most vulnerable group of people in and around the roadways and almost always suffer from an injury in a crash. It is not uncommon to see the following injuries as a result of a pedestrian crash:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Bone fractures or dislocations
- Loss of or damage to a bodily organ
- Dismemberment or amputation
- Significant disfigurement
During the same year mentioned above, there were 14,449 total hit-and-run crashes reported.
We will work to secure the compensation you need
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash that was caused by another person’s reckless or careless actions, please seek legal assistance now. At the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg, we are ready to get to work investigating your case. Our team wants to ensure you get the compensation you deserve, including coverage of all medical expenses related to the crash as well as:
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages