Hit and Run Accidents in Los Angeles Often Involve Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Drivers

Hit and run accidents in Los Angeles are often thought of as something that only happens to drivers. Unfortunately, they often involve pedestrians and bicyclists. Often resulting in serious or deadly injuries. It is important that you know that in California, hit and runs are considered a crime. The driver can face criminal charges, as…
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Hit and Run Accidents in Los Angeles Often Involve Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Drivers

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Hit and run accidents in Los Angeles are often thought of as something that only happens to drivers. Unfortunately, they often involve pedestrians and bicyclists. Often resulting in serious or deadly injuries. It is important that you know that in California, hit and runs are considered a crime.  The driver can face criminal charges, as well as civil claims brought by you.

Why Do Hit and Run Accidents Cause Such Serious Injuries?

When pedestrians and bicyclists are involved in hit and run accidents, serious injuries are common. Automobiles are often driving at high rates of speed and the bike or pedestrian victim has little protection from the vehicle. In addition to enduring the impact of the vehicle against their body, the victim will also then come into contact with the pavement, sidewalk, or grass. In other words, the body undergoes the stress of impact at least twice.

Why Do People Flee?

Although it is a crime to leave the scene of an auto accident, it still happens all too often in Los Angeles and throughout California. The reasons someone may leave the scene (or not even stop) include, but may not be limited to:

  • Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • No insurance
  • The car is stolen
  • The driver has no license
  • The driver has a warrant

Get Help After a Hit and Run

Regardless of whether you’re a pedestrian, bicyclist, or driver victimized by a hit and run, get help. Do not leave the scene to chase down the other vehicle as you do not know who you are dealing with. Call 911 to report the accident and request police assistance.  Next, write down everything about the vehicle and the driver you can remember. Look for witnesses and get their information, too. You never know who may be standing around. And always take photographs of the area and your injuries.

It is important to seek medical attention when you are involved in any type of auto accident in Los Angeles. Even if you don’t feel like you’re injured, you could be. In fact, many injuries are 'hidden' injuries that require the diagnosis of a trained healthcare professional. Finally, look for a California hit and run lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need for your injuries.

For a free, no obligation consultation about your hit and run accident, contact the experienced Los Angeles injury attorneys at Ghozland Law Firm today.

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