Thursday, November 15, 2012

San Ramon Pedestrian Critically Injured After Hit-and-Run Collision

An elderly pedestrian suffered critical injuries after being struck by a car.  This terrible accident occurred on November 9, 2012, at the intersection of Village Parkway and Alcosta Boulevard in San Ramon, California.  The 82-year-old victim was immediately transported to a local hospital.  At Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP our thoughts and prayers are with the victim in hopes that he recovers from his injuries.

Tragically, the segments of our population that remain at the highest risk of being victimized in pedestrian accidents are elderly people and children.   Elderly pedestrians are more susceptible to pedestrian accidents because they may require some additional time to cross the street.  Motorists must operate their vehicles cautiously and in accordance with all applicable traffic laws in order to ensure the safety of all pedestrians.   A motorist who negligently operates his vehicle can be held liable for all injuries and damages that resulted from his negligence. 
The driver who struck the pedestrian fled the scene after the accident.  Witnesses that were nearby reported to San Ramon Police Department investigators that they observed a late model silver Nissan Altima leaving the scene heading southbound on Village Parkway towards Dublin.  San Ramon Police Department investigators have requested that anyone with information regarding this tragic accident comes forward. 

Hit-and–run pedestrian accidents are disturbingly common in California. When the hit-and-run driver is unidentified, claims on behalf of the victims can be challenging to prosecute.  The services of an experienced pedestrian accident attorney who understands the importance of a comprehensive investigation is essential following a hit-and-run pedestrian accident.  The legal team of Matiaisc Roth & Johnson LLP explore every possible option to get our clients the compensation they deserve.  This can include pursuing claims against property owners, public entities, or the victim’s own insurance carrier.  

If you or a loved one have experienced a pedestrian accident call the office of Matiasic Roth & Johnson LLP today.  Our experienced legal team will provide you with a free consultation and case evaluation.  It is imperative that pedestrian accident victims and their families understand their legal rights and options. 

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