Articles Tagged with Northern California hit-and-run injury law firm

04082013_-_Venice_Beach_hit-and-run_(9573228828)Accidents happen every day. Fortunately, most are not serious and result in only minor injuries. Sometimes, a serious accident happens, and the other driver involved does not stop. It is important to know what to do if you were involved in a hit-and-run accident. Immediately after the accident occurs, identify the other vehicle and driver. If possible, get the make, model, and tag number of the vehicle. However, do not chase the other driver, since this could be unsafe. Remain with your vehicle and follow the following steps.

Call the Police

Call the police immediately. The police will document the accident and try to find the other driver involved. They will also take a statement from you and from any witnesses. It is important to note that according to California law, you are usually required to file an accident report with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, the DMV, within 10 days of the accident.

Sometimes moments go from bad to worse.  This can certainly feel like the case when you or someone you love is the victim of a hit-and-run driver.  We truly believe that most people, even if they knew they were at fault, would stop check on the individuals involved in an accident, and take responsibility.  Sadly, however, hit-and-run accidents remain a reality.  Our Oakland hit-and-run injury lawyer works with police and with private investigators to find the perpetrators of Bay Area hit-and-run crashes.  In addition to claims against the perpetrator, we can also pursue compensation via the victim’s own insurance policy.  We are committed to ensuring the injured and/or grieving receive the compensation they need and deserve following hit-and-run incidents.

Castro Valley Hit-and-Run Driver Found, Accused of Striking Two Boys with Stolen Car

CBS SF reports that authorities have located the man they believe stole a vehicle before striking two young pedestrians and fleeing the scene.  On the morning of March 7, two brothers were walking to school with their grandmother in Castro Valley.  Police say that the trio was on Meadowview Drive and heading towards Marshall Street when a black Ford Fusion veered onto the sidewalk and hit the brothers.  The crash caused severe injuries to the leg of the 6 year-old and his 8-year-old brother sustained minor injuries.