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Electric Scooter Rider Killed In Hit-And-Run

Thursday, May 09, 2019

We know that there are plenty of things you can get out and do in and around LA. Electric scooters, rideshare bikes, and other forms of transportation are becoming very popular, but we also know they can be dangerous. However, the last thing you expect is that you will be injured due to another person’s negligence. Today, we want to talk about a fatal electric scooter hit-and-run incident.

At the Compass Law Group, we are ready to be by your side when you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.

What Happened In This Case

When people think of ‘pedestrians’ they think of people walking around. However, we consider a pedestrian anyone who is not in a vehicle that is much more vulnerable to injuries in the event a crash occurs. This includes those who ride on the popular electric scooters.

  • There were more than 14,000 pedestrian injuries during the latest reporting year in California.

We have learned that a 26-year-old truck driver was held on a $2 million bond in connection with a hit-and-run incident that took the life of an electric scooter last month. The crash was witnessed by a police sergeant who said the suspect struck a 31-year-old man on a scooter, back up, and roll the victim over before fleeing the scene.

The police sergeant was able to arrest the driver after a short chase.

Pedestrian Crashes Are Devastating

Why does nearly every single pedestrian crash result in an injury or a fatality?

Because, as the state of California likes to warn drivers, “Pedestrians don’t have armor.”

When a person is struck by a vehicle, their bodies absorb the initial impact and then encounter another one with the ground. The injuries from these incidents can be severe and often include:

The medical costs alone in the aftermath of these injuries can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and that it before we even consider the additional hidden costs associated with these incidents:

  • Lost wages if a victim is unable to work
  • Home or vehicle accommodations
  • Medical devices and equipment needed
  • Emotional and psychological damages

Are you certain that insurance will cover all of these expenses?

What An Attorney Can Do

Regardless of how you are getting around town without a vehicle, you should not have to worry about being harmed due to the careless or negligent act of another person. Unfortunately, we know that these incidents happen. At the Compass Law Group, we are here for you.

We will get to the bottom of what happened and move to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage of medical expenses
  • Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages

When you need a pedestrian accident attorney Los Angeles, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-602-4010.

Need Direction After An Accident? Follow The Compass.

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 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.

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