San Francisco news reports that police are seeking a man in connection with a California hit-and-run accident that left a pedestrian with serious personal injuries.
According to reports, a man was crossing in the crosswalk on Lombard street when a driver hit him. The driver failed to stop, and fled the scene. The pedestrian now suffers from a life threatening head injury. You are urged to report any information you may have concerning this accident.
Under California law, motorists must stop as soon as is reasonably safe after an accident occurs. Specifically, California Vehicle Code Sec. 20001 provides that any driver regardless of fault must stop after an accident that involves property damage or personal injury and exchange identifying information. This information includes items such as names and addresses, drivers license numbers, telephone numbers and insurance information. Even if you are not the owner of a vehical involved in an accident, you must still stop and provide additional information concerning the name and address of the registered owner.
A driver who fails to stop may be subject to criminal penalties for failing to stop – either a misdemeanor where property damage is involved or a felony where someone has ben injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a hit-and–run driver, it's a good idea to consult with an experienced San Francisco personal injury lawyer right away. An experienced accident attorney can investigate the accident with your best interests in mind and help ensure you obtain the recovery you deserve. Even where the hit-and-run driver isn't found, it may be possible to obtain damages from your own insurance policy.
For more information about your rights in the event you have been involved in a San Francisco hit and run accident, please contact the top California accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.