Serious Injury Hit-and-Run in Antioch
The Antioch Police Department reported a serious injury hit-and-run accident on Thursday, February 9, 2023. The incident was described as a hit-and-run crash involving a pedestrian at the intersection of Rocky Point Drive and Deer Valley Road at around 12:45 a.m.
Details on the Serious Injury Hit-and-Run in Antioch
Antioch PD officers responded to a call of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision at the intersection. Authorities located the male pedestrian in the roadway with serious injuries. A medical helicopter was requested at the crash site to transport the injured party to an area trauma center. Officials last listed him in critical condition.
Members of the Antioch PD Traffic Unit are handling the investigation and are encouraging any local residents to check their video surveillance footage between 12:30-12:50 a.m. on February 9th. Anyone with information on the hit-and-run accident or who witnessed it is urged to call (925) 778-2441 and speak with Antioch PD Officer Hamilton.
Personal Injury Claims for Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Collisions
A traffic collision may be a life-changing experience, particularly in those that involve pedestrians. These crashes tend to occur because of inattentive motorists, those who speed, drivers not yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians, poor visibility from weather and road conditions, and driving under the influence. In either of these scenarios, an injured pedestrian may bring a bodily injury claim for the resulting losses. The purpose of a personal injury claim for a pedestrian accident is to make the claimant whole again. This is accomplished by securing compensation for economic and non-economic damages.
In most pedestrian accident claims, there are serious injuries involved that may require extensive treatment. The other side may be held liable for the costs of treatment in addition to the costs of future care. A claimant may seek reimbursement for lost earnings if they were unable to work due to recovering from accident-related injuries. If the claimant is permanently unable to work because of disability from the incident, they may seek compensation for diminished earning potential. Damages for pain and suffering may be sought for the physical pain and emotional anguish caused by pedestrian injuries.
An experienced injury attorney can maximize a client’s case award by exploring all channels of financial recovery in the pedestrian accident. If the incident was the result of a hit-and-run, an injured party can depend on their lawyer to use their resources and work with a private investigator to locate the suspect motorist. In the meantime, the attorney will look to see if there is uninsured motorist coverage available to the injured pedestrian, whether that be through the claimant’s insurance policy or that of a family member they live with.
Is it Expensive to Hire a Lawyer for a Pedestrian Accident Case?
Most California personal injury lawyers, like ours from AutoAccident.com, operate on contingency. Our legal team understands that a vehicle versus pedestrian accident may be stressful for injured parties to navigate. That is why we work on a contingent fee basis so our clients can focus on recovering from crashes and rebuilding their lives all while we work to secure a favorable case outcome. Operating this way allows injured parties to have access to legal representation without worrying about upfront costs. For more information about our law office and how we can help, watch this video.
Personal Injury Lawyer in California
I’m Ed Smith, a California personal injury lawyer. Car versus pedestrian accidents often involve traumatic injuries and significant losses. If you were injured in a traffic accident as a pedestrian, it is in your best interest to consult legal counsel immediately following the incident. At AutoAccident.com, we offer free, friendly case advice. Get started today by calling (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. We handle cases in Contra Costa County and throughout the Golden State.
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