A man died Saturday after he was hit by a vehicle in southeast Bakersfield. The accident occurred at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and Texas Street as the pedestrian walked along the median. The vehicle left the scene of the accident but was recovered by police a few blocks away.
The call came into police around 5:30 p.m. after a witness saw the car hit the pedestrian and drive away. Officers arrived on the scene and found the man dead. Details concerning the type of injuries were not available. The vehicle was found abandoned on the 100 block of Clyde Street. With very little information available about this accident, police are asking the public for their help. Call the Bakersfield Police Department if you have any information about the accident. Your information can be kept confidential.
Over 650,000 hit-and-run accidents occur in the U.S. each year. Thousands of those accidents result in fatal injuries to the pedestrian. For pedestrians lucky enough to survive their injuries after a hit-and-run accident, the future holds many uncertainties.
Injuries sustained after a hit-and-run accident oftentimes leave victims with serious injuries that require long bouts of treatment. During treatment, victims may be unable to work or live life as they did before the accident. A pedestrian accident certainly turns life upside down for victims, but there is help and hope when lawyers are around. As soon as possible after a pedestrian accident, talk to an attorney.
Lawyers help with all these things, giving injury victims hope for a better and brighter tomorrow. Pedestrian accident lawyers offer consultations at no cost, giving victims insight into the steps they should take next. If the lawyer determines there is grounds to file a lawsuit, prepare for an amazing fight for justice.
Lawyers fight for their clients with just one goal in mind: getting justice. With help from an attorney, victims involved in pedestrian accidents can recover the money needed to get medical treatment and so much more. Lawyers help their clients get compensation for medical bills and treatment, punitive damages, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.
Going through a lawsuit alone is never recommended. The legal process is far too complex and injury victims have suffered enough already. Lawyers provide legal expertise that gets results in a court of law. That is exactly what victims need after a pedestrian accident.