A traffic accident is considered a “hit and run,” when a person who has caused the accident fails to stop to provide information or help to the person(s) involved. California has among the highest rates of hit and run accidents in the nation. Over the last five years, hit and run accidents have increased by 17%, according to studies conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
For most of us living in California, motor vehicles are our primary source of transportation. Knowing that, it’s not surprising that most drivers are involved in at least one car accident at some point in their lives. California state law requires drivers to carry car insurance to protect themselves and others on the road. However, when a driver fails to stop after being involved in an accident, the other parties involved may be left to use their own insurance to pay for repairs and expenses.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a hit and run accident, you may be able to file a claim against the negligent party who left the scene of the accident. You may be able to seek damages for repairs and expenses following the accident.
The Mandell Law Firm is an aggressive personal injury and wrongful death firm serving clients throughout the San Fernando Valley and greater LA. Our experienced and reputable legal team provides hands-on care and personal attention to victims of accidents and wrongful death, including hit and run accidents, car crashes, and all accident injuries.
The Mandell Law Firm is dedicated to representing victims of motor vehicle accidents throughout Southern California. Let our personal injury attorneys help you recover maximum monetary compensation for damages and injuries resulting from hit and run accidents.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a hit and run accident in the Los Angeles area, contact The Mandell Law Firm for a free case evaluation.