Hit and Run Crash Leaves Man in ComaIn Silver Lake, a hit-and-run crash involving two individuals on a scooter and a man in a BMW left one of the scooter-riders in a coma. The crash happened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 on Glendale Blvd and Waverly Dr. The driver of the BMW approached the intersection but did not see the scooter; the riders did not have any lights on the vehicle, and the BMW hit the rear of it. A video that was released shows the BMW pushing the scooter around a corner before the driver backed up and sped off. Eyewitnesses state that as the scooter was hit, the two riders were thrown from the scooter and left there. One of the victims, a mid-30s man, was immediately rushed to the hospital; he lapsed into a coma. The other rider suffered minor damages but was released the same night. Neither individual wore a helmet. The driver of the BMW or the female passenger inside of it are both sought, and there is a reward for anyone who has information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspect.
Hit and Run Accident Attorney in Los AngelesIf you have been involved in a hit and run accident in Los Angeles, you may be able to file a claim for financial compensation. You will likely not be able to file a claim against the individual who hit you unless you manage to get the driver’s license plate number or he comes forward later.
Find out more about how we can help you. CHAT LIVE with a representative now.However, you may be able to pursue restitution from your own insurance company if you have a policy for underinsured or uninsured motorists. In these situations, an individual who hits you may not be able to pay for all of the damages, or he may not have any insurance coverage at all. Your insurance company could thus pay out the damages that resulted from the accident. Unfortunately, many insurance companies will try to avoid paying out such claims. They will do all they can to not lose profits, even if that means refusing settlements to their very own customers. Our attorneys can see to it that you are properly represented if you pursue such compensation after a hit-and-run crash.
Injuries from a Car CrashA car accident can result in various physical injuries, and the extent of them can drastically change the amount of compensation you can receive. Unfortunately, many hit-and-run crashes feature victims unable to get help immediately. Some of the damages that you could receive include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck damage
- Torn muscles
- Nerve damage
- Concussions and traumatic brain injuries
- Fractures and dislocations
- Internal organ damage