California Highway Patrol reports a staggering number of hit-and-run injury accidents throughout the state on an annual basis. On average, over 14,000 people are injured and as many as 140 people die from these accidents each year, and in a busy city like this it is easy to get lost in the crowd. Fortunately, at Yagoubzadeh Law Firm, we have a team of experienced professionals to help you get the best outcome from your hit and run accident, no matter what the outcome might have been.
The Reports are In
Los Angeles has quickly gained a reputation for its high hit-and-run accident rates, and the media is reporting on it just as much as the authorities, providing plenty of valuable insight regarding these accidents and how they are handled. In 2012 alone, LAPD reported 20,000 accidents listed as ‘hit and run’ occurrences. Of those, reports show that 4,000 people were injured or killed as a result.
48% of the accidents that occur in L.A. are hit-and-runs. Rumors are spreading that the reason for the increased incidence is due to illegal immigrants who are driving without a license, but that remains to be proven. Currently, it’s a popular speculation, but a speculation nonetheless. Victims are spending thousands of their own dollars on medical expenses and other costs related to the accident when they should be getting compensated by the person who was at fault.
Nationally, the average hit-and-run accident accounts for 11% of all traffic accidents. Los Angeles has a rate that is more than four times that. The authorities are trying to resolve the issue and keep it from becoming a spectacle, too, which could make it difficult for the victims to get the outcome that they deserve in these cases. That’s why legal representation from our firm is your key to success. Regardless of the statistics, you can guarantee that your chances of winning your case are increased exponentially when you have our qualified, experienced accident lawyers on your side.
You Have Rights
The nature and circumstances of hit and run accidents can cause increased stress and devastation, as well as financial struggle. Victims of these accidents are left with injuries or lost loved ones, along with a pile of medical bills and other expenses that have accrued as a result of the accident.
Studies show that less than ⅓ of all hit and run accidents result in a favorable outcome for the victim (without proper representation and a lawsuit). That’s why our team of experts is here to help. We want to help victims like you get what they deserve and make sure that someone pays for their carelessness. After all, it’s not your fault you were hit and it certainly shouldn’t be your responsibility to clean up the mess.
Whether you were on foot, in a vehicle, or even on a bike or motorcycle, you have rights as a hit-and-run victim. It’s going to be up to you to find legal representation to help you fight for those rights, no matter what the situation might be. You can’t just let the other driver get away with their crime, and you certainly shouldn’t have to pay your own medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, you should contact us immediately. We can help you determine if you have coverage for uninsured motorists and how to proceed with the legal battle to get the compensation and justice that you deserve. These cases need to be addressed immediately to get the best outcome, so don’t hesitate to contact us for your free consultation immediately.
Car Insurance Isn’t Always Enough
In some hit-and-run accidents, the victims are financially protected because of their own vehicle insurance that covers uninsured motorists. Of course, when you are the victim of an accident, you hope that the offender has insurance that will cover your medical bills and other expenses. That, however, isn’t always the case. People think that insurance will protect them, and while it usually does, it isn’t a guarantee.
For starters, you need to know what kind of insurance coverage you have and whether it is applicable to your accident. You should also determine the likelihood of catching the driver that caused the accident and having their insurance pay the damages. In most hit-and-run accidents, the person that flees the scene is rarely found, let alone brought to justice properly.
While having car insurance is critical, and a helpful resource in case of an accident, it isn’t a surefire protection. You might have injuries that are worse than what your insurance will cover. Perhaps the nature or circumstances of the accident won’t allow you to use insurance. No matter what the case may be, sometimes you just need to hire an attorney.
Trust Yagoubzadeh Law Firm for Your Hit-and-Run Case
Our experienced accident lawyers know the ins and outs of hit-and-run cases, and will work with law enforcement to track down the offenders and bring them to justice. We will also be able to review all of the aspects of your insurance and financial situation to help determine if you can cover your own medical expenses until the offender is captured. If you do have uninsured motorist coverage on your insurance, you can often get the money that you deserve even if the driver is never located.
We have been working on hit-and-run cases for many years, bringing victims the justice that they deserve. To get more information about our accident lawyers and their specialities, or to discuss your case, contact us today. Get your free consultation by calling 800-982-9070 or by using our online contact information.