At 9:30 p.m. on September 12, a hit and run accident
was reported in Valley Glen at Victory Boulevard near Highway 170
. A woman in her 50s was struck by a white vehicle. The scene of the accident featured several harrowing items, including a single shoe in the street and a baby stroller filled with personal items.
The victim was in critical condition but was later pronounced dead from her injuries
. It is unclear whether the woman was crossing the street at the time of the impact or if she were struck while near the sidewalk.
Investigators have kept the case open and were still interviewing individuals in surrounding areas as Wednesday night continued.
Insurance Coverage in Hit and Run Cases
Hit and run accidents
are problematic due to the lack of a responsible driver and insurance agency. If you do not have any information regarding the individual who hit you, you will not be able to go to any insurance company for compensation.
Instead, you can look to your own provider for more assistance. Uninsured
and underinsured motorist coverage protects policyholders in the event of hit and run crashes. The question is whether or not you are eligible for it under your policy.
The way it works is simple: the insurance company will essentially act as the opposing party and will pay out damages. You can have various things covered and compensated. However, it is much easier said than done Insurance companies want to retain as many profits as possible, and if they can avoid paying out any damages, they will do so. Many will throw out uninsured motorist claims immediately in the hope that the responsible driver will be caught or will come forward.
Benefits of an Attorney
You will likely find it hard or impossible to wrestle a settlement from your insurance agency if you were involved in a hit and run crash. An experienced attorney can see to it that you are fairly treated and that you do not have to pay excessive amounts for expenses that should not be assigned to you. Your primary goal after an accident
should be focusing on recovering and returning to work, not worrying about the legal process and when the next negotiation is scheduled to take place.
An attorney can expertly handle all the negotiations and use his knowledge of the law and of previous cases to secure a fair settlement for you. You will likely not have the same level of experience as he does; therefore, it is to your benefit to be represented.
The insurance agent will likely try to downplay the extent of your damages in an attempt to offer you a low amount. Our lawyers will be able to show that you were seriously injured and that the injuries had an impact on your life and career.
Choosing Downtown LA Law Group
Our Los Angeles law firm, the Downtown LA Law Group
, has recovered millions of dollars for clients who have been involved in hit and run accidents. We promise to bring you the maximum compensation available and will fight until we are satisfied with the result. Our aggressive attorneys will pursue what you deserve.
Call us at (888) 649-7166
for a free legal consultation. We’re available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and always willing to answer your questions about how to best proceed. We’ll tell you what we feel your case is worth and what the legal process will look like. We promise to keep you updated and aware of the proceedings as your case goes on. If you hire us, we’ll also give you our zero fee guarantee, a promise that you won’t pay any out of pocket fees for our help. We’ll only get paid if we win, and if we lose, you don’t owe us a dime.
Our attorneys at the Downtown LA Law Group are waiting to take your case.