Hit-and-run accidents have risen to epidemic proportions in Southern California over the last several years. Leaving the scene of an accident is against the law. California Vehicle Code Section 20001(a) states, "The driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to a person, other than himself or herself, or in the death of a person shall immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident."
A woman was injured the other evening by a hit-and-run driver and suffered serious injuries. She was taken to a local hospital and is expected to recover.
Police are investigating the incident but have not been able to find the driver who fled the scene. Pedestrians often sustain serious injuries, such as broken bones, head trauma, internal damage and spine and neck injuries.
In hit-and-run accidents, where the at-fault person flees the scene, the victim has no one to hold liable until the person is found - if they are found. The victim is left with heavy financial burdens, such as lost wages and medical bills.
If this happens to you, contact an experienced San Bernardino Personal Injury attorney who will stay on top of the official investigation and make sure that your legal rights are protected.