Modesto Man Dies Following Accident
Modesto Man Dies Following Accident. A man passed away during hospitalization 11 days after a hit and run accident in south Modesto on August 29, 2018. The accident took place along Rouse Avenue and AnniLane at approximately 11:30 a.m. on August 18. According to reports, the man was leaning over his bicycle and looking at something while standing alongside the road when he was hit by an oncoming Nissan sedan. The Nissan driver reportedly fled the scene following the collision, leaving the victim behind to suffer from his injuries. Emergency personnel, responding to the accident, transported the man to an area hospital for immediate treatment. An initial report had affirmed that the victim had suffered trauma to the head but was expected to survive. Unfortunately, a family member recently indicated that the victim was pronounced brain dead and passed away on the morning of August 29. Officials have identified the victim as 49-year-old Joseph Najar of Modesto.
My heartfelt sympathy is with the family members and friends of Mr. Najar during this difficult time.
Hit and Run Investigation
Local authorities have not yet apprehended the party responsible for the fatal accident. A preliminary report by investigators suggested that there was a lack of evidence for the collision including broken vehicle parts, description of the driver, and license plate number for the suspect car. However, those with information on the accident are encouraged to contact the Modesto Police Department.
Recourse in Hit and Run Collisions
Accidents involving hit and run or uninsured drivers often cause havoc on the roadways. For those who have been struck by a hit and run driver, there is recourse available for reclaiming damages to cover resultant injuries and costs. Most automobile insurance policies offer uninsured motorist protection which typically covers drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians who have been injured or even killed in a hit and run. If the victim resided with a family member or roommate who has this type of insurance, coverage usually extends to any individual living in the same household if he or she is not excluded from the policy. Contact an experienced attorney for more information.
Watch YouTube Video – Accidents with Uninsured Motorists. The following video discusses the options an injured party may have in reclaiming compensation for damages resulting from an accident with an uninsured or hit and run driver.
Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer
When faced with the loss of a loved one following a hit and run accident, it is essential to contact a seasoned wrongful death lawyer in Modesto. An attorney can assist in locating a hit and run driver and obtain fair compensation to cover damages incurred. These damages may include end-of-life treatment for accident injuries, funeral and burial bills, loss of future financial support, inheritance lost, and additional costs. Time is of the essence in these types of cases as the longer you wait to retain an attorney, the more difficult the recovery process will be.
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Modesto Wrongful Death Attorneys
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto wrongful death attorney. When a family member passes away in a hit and run accident, it can be devastating for those affected. If this has happened to you and your family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Please call me for compassionate, free and friendly advice at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400.
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