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Rio Linda Pedestrian Injury Accident Involves Fleeing Vehicle

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May 28, 2024
Edward Smith

Vehicle Flees Scene of Rio Linda Pedestrian Injury Accident on Lomita Way

A Rio Linda pedestrian injury accident hospitalized the injured walker on May 26, and the vehicle that struck them left the scene. The accident happened on Lomita Way between Buckboard Drive and 10th Street around 4:46 p.m. A caller phoned the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to report that their friend had been hit, was having issues with their lungs and needed an ambulance. 

Rio Linda Pedestrian Injury Accident Being Investigated

Rescue personnel were called to the scene. They determined the pedestrian had suffered injuries, including possible fractures. The injured pedestrian was taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael for care and additional evaluation. A search for the missing driver and an investigation to determine what happened to cause the accident is underway by CHP traffic crash detectives.

Helping Clients When They’ve Been Injured in a Hit-and-Run

We have a proven track record of successfully locating hit-and-run drivers in a Rio Linda pedestrian injury accident. Holding the responsible driver accountable is imperative to achieving justice for our clients. Our team leverages skilled investigators and various resources to accomplish this. Our accident investigation process includes the following key areas:

  • Accident scene investigation: Our investigators diligently search the accident scene for physical evidence, such as paint and metal fragments from the fleeing vehicle. These pieces of evidence can help identify the vehicle’s make and model, which are specific to each manufacturer.
  • Witness interviews: We interview witnesses who saw the hit-and-run driver. Often, fleeing drivers reside near the location of the accident, and witnesses may be able to identify the driver or vehicle. Additionally, witnesses may sometimes have recorded the incident, providing valuable evidence.
  • Police report review: We thoroughly review the police report to ensure its accuracy and completeness. A mistake in the report can impact the client’s ability to obtain compensation if not corrected.
  • Accident reconstruction: By reviewing surveillance videos and utilizing accident reconstruction techniques, we gain a comprehensive understanding of the incident. Surveillance footage capturing the accident can be crucial in supporting your claim.
  • Legal representation: During negotiations or litigation, our attorneys present a compelling case based on gathered evidence.

Insurance Compensation for Accidents

If the at-fault driver in a Rio Linda pedestrian injury accident is located but is uninsured, they may be unable to settle your injury claim. In such cases, we assist clients by utilizing their uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage.

California auto insurance offers optional uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage for all drivers. Given the high number of uninsured/underinsured motorists in the state, many drivers take this coverage. This additional policy can benefit injured individuals irrespective of how they were injured—whether driving, bicycling, walking, or otherwise. Moreover, if a family member has this coverage but the injured party does not, the injured party may still use it. Importantly, these rates remain unchanged.

Accident attorney Ed Smith offers some key factors to consider when choosing legal representation:


Rio Linda Pedestrian Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, and I am a Rio Linda pedestrian accident attorney. Our firm specializes in helping injured individuals obtain compensation through the vast experience of our attorneys. We offer free, friendly advice at (916) 921-6400, and for those calling from further away, we can be reached at (800) 404-5400. Additionally, we provide the convenience of online services.

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