When a man attempted to flee the scene of an accident that caused injuries to pedestrians and a bicyclist, nearby good Samaritans were having none of it.
A few weeks ago, at around 1 p.m. near the bus stop at First and Chicago streets, Joshua Garcia was in one of two vehicles that collided. His Toyota Camry slammed into a Toyota Sienna minivan. The crash caused the minivan to run off the roadway and slam into two women and a bicyclist who was waiting to cross the street. Police say that five people were injured overall and that they were able to apprehend Garcia. He was arrested under suspicion of drunk driving and hit-and-run.
At the Compass Law Group, we recognize that the roadways are unpredictable. While we hope you never have to go through an event like this, it is likely that you will encounter a crash at some point. If you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney, you can count on us to be by your side.
Hit-and-run crashes often result in the suspect getting away completely. In the case above, the Samaritans were able to prevent that from happening.
How often do these types of crashes happen?
For the latest reporting year in California, we know that there were over 278,000 vehicle collision injuries. Out of those, there were:
The hit-and-run incidents involving pedestrians are particularly devastation. Nearly every single pedestrian crash causes some kind of injury. Often, they are life-threatening. It is not uncommon for us to deal with the following types of injuries in the aftermath of a pedestrian accident:
Often, there is a combination of those injuries that need to be handled with emergency medical treatment. We know that hit-and-run pedestrian crash victims often need extended rehabilitation in order to make a full recovery.
These crashes are often the result of gross negligence on the part of the driver. This can include:
It is vital that this kind of behavior is dealt with. Often, this means both through criminal cases as well as civil cases, especially if insurance companies do not offer enough to cover all of the crash-related expenses victims face in the aftermath.
When you are injured in a pedestrian crash, we know that the last thing you need to focus on is whether or not the insurance companies are treating you fairly. At the Compass Law Group, our skilled team will work with you to secure the compensation you need. This can include:
No matter who the opposing party is, they can’t outwork, outwit or outspend Compass Law Group, PC. We will do everything that is necessary to win the case, and we’re here to help victims fight back against those who injured them.
Hiring the right personal injury attorney can often make the difference between getting the maximum settlement to account for your medical care, damages and lost wages or getting short changed or even having your case dismissed completely.
Have you been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Contact the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at the Compass Law Group, PC because finding direction after an accident means having a great Compass on hand.