Sacramento Driver Fled the Scene of Pedestrian Accident

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February 17, 2024
Edward Smith

Pedestrian Injured on Florin Road, Sacramento Driver Fled the Scene

A Sacramento driver fled the scene of a pedestrian accident on February 12, leaving an injured person in the roadway. The accident happened around 7:00 p.m. along eastbound Florin Road just west of Stockton Boulevard. The reporting person who contacted the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said she drove up and discovered the pedestrian on the road. 

Fire Department Medics Assess Injuries to Pedestrian

The pedestrian advised that she had been struck by a vehicle. Sacramento Fire Department responders arrived to assess injuries to the woman. It was determined she had suffered a head injury. 

Authorities Investigating Accident Where Sacramento Driver Fled the Scene

Authorities described the vehicle driven by the fleeing driver as possibly a white Nissan Altima. An investigation is underway by CHP traffic detectives to locate the driver and determine whose fault the accident was.

Determination of Liability in Accidents

A compensation award when someone else is negligent includes medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our law firm has successfully handled many compensation claims over the years. Injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless your case is resolved successfully.

Investigating a Pedestrian Injury Claim

Evidence is gathered and investigated to support a client’s pedestrian injury claim when a Sacramento driver fled the scene. To conduct an effective investigation, we interview witnesses and examine surveillance cameras in the area. In addition, we examine the police report for accuracy and conduct accident reconstruction to determine what happened to cause the crash. Our accident attorneys use the evidence collected in the case to build a robust case that supports our client’s claim.

Head Injuries in a Pedestrian Accident

An injured pedestrian can recover compensation from a negligent person when the Sacramento driver fled the scene of an accident. Our office has located several fleeing drivers over the years by investigating the case to find them. We believe it is unjust for an injured person to face financial losses when the accident wasn’t their fault. Compensation recovery is significant where head injuries are involved because they can require extensive hospitalization and treatment. 

The injured person can recover compensation by using a lawyer’s assistance to file a personal injury claim. Some of the recoverable damages include:

  • You can recover the medical costs that arise from your injury.
  • If you lose wages from being unable to work, the money you lost is recoverable.
  • You can get compensation for your physical and emotional pain and suffering.

You can learn more about how to choose the right person to handle your case in injury attorney Ed Smith’s tips on finding an accident lawyer:

Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a pedestrian accident lawyer in Sacramento. There is a higher risk of serious injury for pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents. Legal action against the negligent driver may result in compensation for medical expenses and other losses. Call (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400 to speak with one of our injury lawyers for free, friendly advice. You can also reach us online by filling out a contact form.

In addition to being among the Top 1 Percent and Million Dollar Advocates in the country, our firm’s accident attorneys have achieved national recognition through their hard work. A few of our past cases are on our Settlements and Verdicts page. You can find client reviews and ratings of our injury attorneys on Yelp and Google.

Attribution of photo: Image by Horacio Lozada from Pixabay

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