Hit-and-run accidents are challenging. Whether you were driving, bicycling, or walking, you have the right to travel safely. In the event of a collision, seeing the responsible driver speed away is as emotionally damaging as the physical trauma of the accident.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a hit-and-run driver, the Law Offices of John B. Richards is here to help you recover the damages you deserve. Our Santa Barbara hit-and-run accident attorneys have the skills and resources to handle your case. You can contact us for a free consultation of your case by calling 805-683-2736.
In California, hit-and-run collisions are a criminal offense. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents continue to increase, especially when they involve pedestrians.
According to AAA, Foundation for Traffic Safety, in the last reporting year;
Bicyclists and pedestrians are especially vulnerable to hit-and-run accidents.
Most hit-and-run victims are pedestrians and bike riders. By their nature, victims have no protection from a collision with a motor vehicle, resulting in more severe injuries. For other motorists, many hit-and-run accidents are caused by impaired drivers. Driving under the influence can cause a driver to speed excessively, run red lights and stop signs, or drive the wrong way down a road, causing head-on collisions. Some common injuries hit-and-run accident victims suffer are;
Unfortunately, the majority of hit-and-run accidents happen in rural areas where there may not be a witness or a passerby. The minutes or hours waiting for medical attention can worsen injuries to the point of permanent disability. If you have suffered permanent or temporary disability due to a driver’s negligence, contact our auto accident attorneys today.
Hit-and-run accidents are among the most notorious and traumatic collisions a person can experience. When a driver flees the scene, injured victims are left on their own to find help. If an accident victim suffers severe or life-threatening injuries, prompt medical treatment is crucial. Hit-and-run victims are left to the mercy of being found before getting the help they need. It is often during this critical time that injuries can become worse, resulting in disability or death.
At the Law Office of John B. Richards, our Santa Barbara hit-and-run accident attorneys are here for you. We have the skills and resources you need to secure the compensation you deserve, including;