Pedestrian Injured in Modesto Hit and Run Crash
A pedestrian was injured after a hit and run crash in the Modesto area on the morning of Friday, July 10, 2020. The pedestrian accident occurred on Faith Home Road and East Service Road around 9:40 a.m. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a man was walking in the area when he was struck by an unknown vehicle. The driver of the car reportedly left the scene. Upon arrival of officials, he was found lying down in the roadway. An American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance was called to the scene to transport him to the hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. An update regarding his condition and the identity of the hit and run driver was not immediately available.
Impacts of Pedestrian Accident Injuries
It is easy to see how debilitating and disabling pedestrian accident injuries can be. A bone fracture may result in long-term impairment, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may affect emotion, speech, mobility, and more, and a spinal cord injury may lead to irreparable and complete damage. If a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and survives from their injuries, they may find it challenging to return to the things they once loved doing.
The most important thing to do in such situations is to seek immediate medical treatment. As you focus on recovering from your injuries, it is essential to keep in mind that you may be entitled to compensation for your medical care and expenses through a personal injury claim. These must be filed with the at-fault party’s insurance company within California’s two-year statute of limitations. In situations where the negligent driver does not have insurance, an injured pedestrian may use their uninsured motorist coverage on their insurance policy or their household member’s plan for recovery of damages incurred. If the at-fault party had insurance but only carried state minimum bodily injury coverage, underinsured motorist coverage may come into play under these circumstances.
How Insurance Companies Handle Personal Injury Accident Claims
Auto insurance carriers, including your own, are not always on your side when it comes to fairly compensating you for your injuries and losses. This is because insurers are in the business of paying as little as possible on accident claims to protect their bottom line. To do so, insurance companies look at specific factors in an injury case to dispute its validity and value. To learn what some of these are, watch the video below.
How an Injury Attorney Can Help After a Modesto Hit and Run Crash
After suffering serious injuries in a hit and run pedestrian accident, it is often challenging to know who to turn to for assistance. You may be wondering how your medical expenses will be covered if you are missing work to recover from your injuries. In times like these, you can turn to the experienced Modesto personal injury attorneys at AutoAccident.com. We offer a listening ear to those injured in accidents and are available anytime to review the facts and circumstances of your case. Should you decide to retain our legal services, we will handle your personal injury case on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not owe any upfront fees to retain us as your Modesto injury lawyers and will not have to pay attorney’s fees unless we obtain full and fair financial compensation on your behalf. Let us take over the legal complexities of your injury case so you can focus on getting your life back on track.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Modesto
I’m Ed Smith, a Modesto personal injury lawyer. If you have been injured after a hit and run pedestrian accident in Modesto, reach out to an injury attorney today to start the recovery process. I offer free, friendly advice and will work with your schedule to review the details of your personal injury case. Call me anytime at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
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