A hit-and-run accident took place in Koreatown on Friday, October 2nd at around 1:20 a.m. Los Angeles Police Department is the lead investigator in the case. They received reports that a woman, who was lying on the crossroads between Fifth Street and Wilton Place, was hit by an oncoming vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Eyewitnesses testified that the vehicle was a dark SUV – suspected to be a Jeep Grand Cherokee. Video recording of the incident was also recovered from a nearby surveillance camera. It is found that the driver of the vehicle stopped when the incident occurred, but did not leave the vehicle and immediately fled the scene soon after. Authorities have succeeded in identifying the victim, a 33-year-old woman from Los Angeles whose name is yet to be released.
Can A Pedestrian Victim in an Automobile Accident File A Personal Injury Claim?
Yes, you don’t have to be a vehicle owner to be able to file a personal injury claim against an at-fault driver. If you are a pedestrian and was injured from a vehicular accident, you should first file a claim to the driver’s insurance provider. In the event that their payout is not enough to compensate for the damages and injuries that you sustain from the accident, you can pursue a personal injury claim. To do this, contact a lawyer first to discuss your case. If you’d like us to provide a free legal consultation about your vehicular accident, you can call us at (877) 871-3265.