San Francisco Hit & Run Accident Lawyer
Helping Victims of Hit & Run Accidents in California
In the bustling cityscape of San Francisco, the streets are not always safe from the unexpected. Hit & run accidents can leave victims feeling lost and without recourse. At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, we understand the importance of seeking justice and compensation for those who have endured the trauma of a hit & run incident. Our San Francisco hit & run accident attorneys are here to guide you through the complexities of these cases, providing steadfast support and tireless advocacy.
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Common Injuries in Hit & Run Accidents
Hit & run accidents often result in a myriad of injuries, ranging from minor to catastrophic. The abrupt nature of these incidents can lead to physical, emotional, and financial distress for victims. Common injuries include:
- Whiplash and Neck Injuries: The sudden impact of a hit & run collision can cause rapid forward and backward motion of the head, leading to whiplash and neck injuries.
- Head Injuries: Trauma to the head can occur when a victim is thrown or strikes an object inside the vehicle during the collision.
- Bone Fractures: The impact force can result in fractures, affecting any body part, especially the extremities.
- Internal Injuries: Hidden injuries to internal organs may not be immediately noticeable but can have severe consequences if left untreated.
- Emotional Trauma: The psychological impact of a hit & run accident can manifest as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Hit & Run Accident Claim?
Seeking damages after a hit & run accident involves understanding the losses incurred by the victim. Potentially recoverable damages may include:
- Medical Expenses: Compensation for current and future medical costs related to injuries sustained in the hit & run accident.
- Lost Wages: Reimbursement for income lost because of the inability to work during recovery.
- Pain and Suffering: Non-economic damages to account for the physical and emotional distress that was caused by the accident.
- Property Damage: Coverage for repairing or replacing damaged vehicles and personal property.
- Punitive Damages: In instances of extreme negligence, punitive damages may be sought to prevent similar behavior in the future.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Hit & Run Accident Claims in California?
Time is of the essence when filing a hit & run accident claim in California. The statute of limitations dictates the window within which legal action must be initiated. In the state of California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including hit & run accidents, is typically two years from the incident date.
However, certain factors can alter this timeframe, underscoring the importance of prompt legal action. Navigating the legal nuances of the statute of limitations requires the expertise of seasoned professionals. Bostwick & Peterson, LLP is committed to ensuring your case is filed within the appropriate timeframe, preserving your right to seek compensation.
Contact Our Hit & Run Accident Attorney in San Francisco Today
If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a hit & run accident, time is of the essence. Contact our San Francisco hit & run accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, to secure the representation you deserve. Don't let the reckless actions of a hit & run driver go unanswered. Let Bostwick & Peterson, LLP be your steadfast legal ally, fighting for the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve. Contact us today for a consultation, and let us guide you towards a more promising and more secure future.
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Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents