What To Do If You’re A Pedestrian Involved In A Hit & Run Accident

If you are a pedestrian victim of a hit and run accident, we can help you. Unlike a traditional car accident or truck accident, hit and run accidents make it more difficult to recover compensation. If you are an injured pedestrian, the attorneys at our hit and run law firm located in Ventura can guide you through your recovery options. Here are some steps to take after your hit and run:

  1. Gather as Much Evidence as Possible

Gathering as much evidence as possible about the accident will be a critical part of recovering compensation you are owed. This is because in California, most pedestrian accident claims are paid by the liability insurance of the at-fault driver. However, if a driver flees the accident scene, we may still recover compensation for you.

You should talk to witnesses, and ask any nearby businesses or parties if they recorded the accident on video. Report the accident to the police and provide all information that you remember about the accident. Working with an injured pedestrian attorney and accident reconstruction experts may be helpful in gathering clues to track down the at-fault driver.

  1. Understand Options for Recovering Compensation for Your Injuries

After a hit and run accident, finding the at-fault driver may be a critical part of recovering the money that you need to pay for your injuries and losses. If the driver is found, you can file a claim with the driver’s insurance, or file a lawsuit directly against the driver. If the driver is not found, some alternative ways of recovering compensation might include:

  • Your car insurance policy;
  • Your family member’s car insurance policy;
  • Your homeowner’s insurance policy;
  • The premises owner’s liability insurance policy;
  • Your health insurance company; and
  • Workers’ compensation insurance if your accident occurred while on-the-job or performing work-related duties; and

Contact our Pedestrian Injury Lawyers at the Quirk Law Firm

Pedestrian accidents involving motor vehicles happen far more frequently than they should. If you are involved in an accident with a hit and run driver, our experienced injury lawyers at the Quirk Law Firm want to help you. Accident attorney Trevor Quirk knows what it takes to open an investigation into an accident and work with the appropriate parties to track down a negligent driver, and will diligently explore all option for recovering compensation for your losses. Contact us today for a free case consultation 805-650-7778 or [email protected].

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Quirk Law Firm, LLP

4222 Market Street, Suite C
Ventura, California93003

Phone: 805-650-7778