Injuries Reported in Linda Hit-and-Run on State Route 70
A Linda hit-and-run on November 24 between two vehicles resulted in charges against the fleeing driver. The collision happened around 4:45 a.m. along eastbound State Route 70 just north of the Erle Road off-ramp. When California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers arrived, they discovered a white BMW and a Toyota Prius blocking the roadway.
Driver Charged with Linda Hit-and-Run Resulting in Injuries
Deputies with the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office were also at the scene and called the fire department for medical attention to at least one person who was injured. Tow trucks were called to remove both vehicles. The party who drove one of the vehicles and fled the scene was apprehended and charged. CHP traffic accident officers are investigating to find out what happened to cause the crash.
When a Hit-and-Run Driver Is Located
If you suffered injuries in an accident and the other driver fled the scene and was at fault, you can hold them financially responsible. A personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation. However, an investigation must be undertaken to prove fault and to gather the evidence that supports your claim. Different techniques used by injury lawyers to collect that evidence include:
- Going to the accident scene, investigators take photographs and recover paint, plastic and metal pieces from the hit-and-run car to identify its make and model.
- Accident reconstruction is performed, which shows how the Linda hit-and-run happened and can show fault.
- Cameras for surveillance in the area are checked to see if any of them caught the collision on tape.
- The police report is checked to ensure it has no errors because mistakes can affect a client’s ability to file a compensation claim.
What If the Driver is Uninsured or Underinsured?
There is an option for recovering compensation if the driver has no insurance or is underinsured. This is by using your uninsured/underinsured auto policy. Many people in California carry this optional add-on due to the number of drivers who are either uninsured or don’t carry enough. If a family member carries this insurance and you don’t, you can use theirs. It will not affect the future rates.
Compensation in a Personal Injury
Recovering compensation can depend on factors such as age or income. However, the following are commonly recovered in an average case:
- Your medical costs caused by your Linda hit-and-run accident are recoverable. These include ambulance, hospital, doctors’ fees, testing, surgeries and physical therapy. Medical appliances are also included. If your injury has not been resolved at the time of settlement, expected future expenses are included.
- Wages lost because of your injury and inability to work are recoverable. If your injury prevents you from returning to your job and you have to take one that pays less, the salary difference is recoverable. When facing a permanent disability and the inability to work in the future, wages are recoverable until retirement age.
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering can be compensated. Many people suffer anxiety, depression and other symptoms following a traffic accident, which affects their ability to enjoy hobbies, go outside, ride in a vehicle and others.
This video provides some tips for hiring a lawyer, provided by attorney Ed Smith:
Yuba City Personal Injury Lawyer
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