On Friday, December 25th, a pedestrian was reported to have been struck by a vehicle in Watts. California Highway Patrol was the first responder at the scene. The incident happened on 110 Freeway just before 3:00 p.m. The pedestrian, a 50-year-old man from Los Angeles, was standing near a mound when he was struck by a 2015 Nissan Altima that veered off-road. The pedestrian was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Nissan Altima, a 23-year-old man from Los Angeles, had minor injuries but was not brought to the hospital for treatment. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.
If At-Fault Driver Was Injured in Crash, Can You Still File A Claim?
Yes, you can. Even if the at-fault driver is injured, you, as the victim, can still pursue a personal injury claim against them for their actions. You can choose to pursue this claim directly against the driver or through their auto insurance provider. If the at-fault driver is a resident of California, then they must have auto insurance. When that is the case, it is better to file against the auto insurance provider first. To know more about what you need to prepare before taking this legal action, call us today at (800) 310-1606 for a free consultation on your case.
Source: My News LA