Hit-and-Run Injury Accident on Highway 299
Following a hit-and-run injury accident, the female driver of a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, age 64, and a Lewiston resident, was arrested for felony drunk driving in Weaverville on September 14. The accident happened on Highway 299 at Ransom Road around 1:00 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) report stated that the Chevy driver struck a pedestrian on the highway’s shoulder and left the scene. The driver then stopped at a Holiday Market nearby and entered the grocery store.
Pedestrian Hospitalized After Hit-and-Run Injury Accident
The injuries to the pedestrian, Antioch resident Marissa Pena, age 28, were life-threatening. She was transported first to Trinity General Hospital in Weaverville and then transferred to Redding’s Mercy Medical Center. The woman who struck Pena is being charged with causing injury, felony DUI and hit-and-run with injury. The accident is being investigated by the CHP traffic accident division.
Those Injured by Another’s Negligence May File a Personal Injury Claim
If you are injured as a result of the negligence of another driver, if the hit-and-run injury accident driver is located, you may be able to receive the following compensation with the help of an accident attorney:
- Medical expenses: Injuries sustained by pedestrians may result in a wide range of medical expenses, and these expenses may be recovered from the at-fault driver. Medical costs may range from hospitalization and physician fees to medical tests, surgeries and rehabilitative care. Compensation can be calculated to include ongoing treatment.
- Lost income: When someone is involved in a hit-and-run injury accident, they often cannot work. However, they can recover the wages they lost, along with the value of whatever benefits they usually received on the job. Should that person be unable to return to their position because of their trauma and have to take a job that pays less, the difference is recoverable. In addition, if the pedestrian becomes permanently disabled, they may recover their wages and value of benefits until retirement age.
- Pain and suffering: The severity of the trauma and medical care can affect the compensation recovery for physical pain and suffering. In addition, the injured person may receive compensation for their emotional trauma, such as depression, anxiety and other symptoms.
- Punitive damages: When a case goes to court, the injured party (plaintiff) may be able to ask the jury to award punitive damages if the negligence was especially egregious such as by a drunk driver, or if it was intentional. Your injury attorney can tell you whether you would be allowed to ask for punitive damages in addition to your other compensation. In many cases, the award of punitive damages is much higher.
The following video offers tips about choosing the right attorney to handle your claim and is offered by accident lawyer Ed Smith:
Redding Personal Injury Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith. I am a Redding personal injury lawyer. Being injured in a pedestrian accident can leave you with rising medical bills, the inability to work, and pain and suffering. If a negligent driver caused those injuries, you may want to find out whether you can file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. You can contact the accident attorneys with our firm for free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400. In addition, if you’re calling from long-distance, phone us at (800) 404-5400. An online contact form is also available.
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