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Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run Crash That Injured Child in Modesto

Child Injured in Modesto Hit-and-Run

A hit-and-run accident in Modesto left a child injured on May 6, 2022. The California Highway Patrol has made a recent announcement regarding the suspect driver and released additional details about the incident.

Details on the Hit-and-Run Crash in Modesto That Left a Child Injured

CHP traffic officers reported that the incident took place along Latimer Road in the vicinity of Fallen Leaf Lane. The suspect vehicle was described as a Toyota Tacoma single cab truck that is silver in color and with black rims. The pickup truck is believed to be missing a front grill.

Investigators indicated that the Toyota driver crashed into a 6-year-old boy who was walking in the area and reportedly fled the scene afterward. The child did not sustain major injuries, according to officials. Those with information on the suspect vehicle, including its whereabouts and the identity of the driver, are encouraged to reach out to the Modesto CHP.

Can a Parent Seek Compensation on Behalf of an Injured Child?

As parents, we want the best for our children. When they are put in harm’s way through no fault of their own, it can be painful and devastating. Traumatic injuries to a child from a pedestrian accident may require extensive treatment. In a personal injury claim, a parent may seek financial compensation for past and future costs of medical treatment, mental anguish, expenses for vehicle and household modifications for the accommodation of the child’s injuries, bills for in-home care, and pain and suffering. These cases are generally brought against at-fault parties and their insurers. However, there are some unique situations where the parent of an injured child will have to file an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim if the other side has insufficient or no liability coverage. UM coverage may also be utilized in the case of a hit-and-run accident.

Remember that a different statute of limitations applies to personal injury cases involving children. The filing deadline for children is two years from the date of their 18th birthday. From that date, a lawsuit must be filed within the two-year period if the claim is not settled with the insurer within that time. While this may seem like ample time, keep in mind that evidence may disappear as time passes. Therefore, it is essential to work with an accident attorney that has years of experience handling cases on behalf of parents of injured children. A lawyer will have the resources to work with private investigators to track down suspect drivers involved in hit-and-run accidents. When searching for a Modesto pedestrian accident attorney, you should consider one that has the dedication, compassion, and care. Some of the other qualities that you should look for in a lawyer to represent you and your family are included in the video below.

Personal Injury Lawyer in Modesto

I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. As a parent, you want the best for your child and would do anything to keep them out of harm’s way. The unfortunate reality is that this is not always possible, as drivers often disregard the safety of others on the road, including pedestrians. If your child has been injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you may seek compensation from the at-fault party for the resulting damages. For more information on your rights and options for recovery as the parent or legal guardian of a child injured in a crash, discuss your case in detail in a free consultation with one of our injury lawyers at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400. Our legal team has a compassionate approach to injury cases and treats each client as a member of our family. We are only a phone call away, so reach out today for free, friendly case advice.

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The attorney you select to handle your case should have a history of successful case results and provide a high level of excellence. Fortunately, you will receive just that when you turn to our law firm for assistance. We have been recognized for these qualities and invited to join as members of the California divisions of the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Advocates.

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