We know that there are plenty of things you can get out and do in and around LA. Electric scooters, rideshare bikes, and other forms of transportation are becoming very popular, but we also know they can be dangerous. However, the last thing you expect is that you will be injured due to another person’s negligence. Today, we want to talk about a fatal electric scooter hit-and-run incident.
At the Compass Law Group, we are ready to be by your side when you need a Los Angeles pedestrian accident attorney. We will investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
What Happened In This Case
When people think of ‘pedestrians’ they think of people walking around. However, we consider a pedestrian anyone who is not in a vehicle that is much more vulnerable to injuries in the event a crash occurs. This includes those who ride on the popular electric scooters.
- There were more than 14,000 pedestrian injuries during the latest reporting year in California.
We have learned that a 26-year-old truck driver was held on a $2 million bond in connection with a hit-and-run incident that took the life of an electric scooter last month. The crash was witnessed by a police sergeant who said the suspect struck a 31-year-old man on a scooter, back up, and roll the victim over before fleeing the scene.
The police sergeant was able to arrest the driver after a short chase.
Pedestrian Crashes Are Devastating
Why does nearly every single pedestrian crash result in an injury or a fatality?
Because, as the state of California likes to warn drivers, “Pedestrians don’t have armor.”
When a person is struck by a vehicle, their bodies absorb the initial impact and then encounter another one with the ground. The injuries from these incidents can be severe and often include:
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
The medical costs alone in the aftermath of these injuries can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars and that it before we even consider the additional hidden costs associated with these incidents:
- Lost wages if a victim is unable to work
- Home or vehicle accommodations
- Medical devices and equipment needed
- Emotional and psychological damages
Are you certain that insurance will cover all of these expenses?
What An Attorney Can Do
Regardless of how you are getting around town without a vehicle, you should not have to worry about being harmed due to the careless or negligent act of another person. Unfortunately, we know that these incidents happen. At the Compass Law Group, we are here for you.
We will get to the bottom of what happened and move to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Coverage of medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages