One of the biggest problems we have on the roadways in and around Los Angeles is hit-and-run drivers. Some statistics show that more than 40% of all vehicle crashes in this area are hit-and-run events. Today, we want to discuss a recent crash that critically injured two people in our area.
At the Compass Law Group, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready when you need a Los Angeles car accident attorney. Let us investigate what happened and work to secure the compensation you deserve.
What We Know Happened?
We have learned that two people were seriously injured on May 19 after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver in nearby Northridge. The incident happened on Nordhoff Street and Tampa Avenue at around midnight and firefighters had to cut the driver and passenger out of the vehicle.
As of this writing, police have not yet found the driver who struck them. The driver responsible for the crash abandoned their dark-colored sedan at the scene and fled on foot.
We know that this was a scary incident for those involved and we wish the victims a speedy recovery. While we do not know exactly what caused this crash, we often discover that hit-and-run drivers were impaired by drugs or alcohol or were otherwise engaged in reckless driving behavior such as texting and driving or street racing. In many cases, the suspect has a criminal record or warrants and is avoiding arrest.
There is no way that the people injured in this crash could have predicted this. That is the case when it comes to most vehicle crashes. All too often, victims are left dealing with the following injuries:
- Broken and dislocated bones
- Severe lacerations
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
During the latest reporting year in California, there were more than 278,000 total crash injuries. In so many of these cases, victims and their families get stuck in insurance limbo or are not even offer a settlement that will cover all of their expenses. That is not fair to them.
Aside from tremendous medical bills, crash victims are often unable to work while they recover from their injuries. This can leave them with no income even as their bills pile up.
Moving Forward From Here
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the reckless or careless actions of another driver, please consider seeking legal assistance. At the Compass Law Group, we are standing by and ready to help you get through this. We know that you need compensation for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work investigating your incident so you can focus on recovering from your injuries.