According to recent reports, a woman has been injured in a hit-and-run crash during Comic-Con 2015. San Diego Police are currently investigating the crash, which occurred near the San Diego Convention Center. They report that the busy intersection where the crash happened was packed with crowds due to the Comic-Con International convention. Witness say that they heard the impact of the crash and provided police with a description of the vehicle. Police are still trying to determine if the injured female was crossing the street at the time of the collision.
According to statistics, 59 pedestrians and bicyclists have been killed in San Diego by hit-and-run drivers between 2009 and 2013. Though this is a relatively small percentage of those killed in traffic crashes, it is disturbing that so many were left to die by reckless and irresponsible drivers. Hit-and-run cases are even more difficult than regular crashes in terms of recovery because the injured victim or the surviving family do not know who to hold responsible. However, this does not mean that they cannot seek compensation. When you have been injured by or lost a loved one to a hit-and-run driver, you can likely seek compensation for losses from your insurance company.
If the hit-and-run driver is found, you can seek damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more. Unlike many personal injury cases, you can also seek punitive damages from a hit-and-run driver. Punitive damages are a special form of compensation that is ordered by the court to punish the at-fault driver. This special type of compensation is ordered because the at-fault driver intentionally or reckless caused harm by fleeing the scene. This form of punishment is meant to deter others from acting in a similar manner in the future.
If you are facing the long road to recovery after being injured by a hit-and-run driver, you should immediately call the team at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego for help. We have the skill and experience you need to build a solid personal injury case and to seek the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers are passionate and will aggressively represent you at the negotiating table or in the court room. You do not have to go down this long and trying road along. Let the Gilleon Law Firm, APC help you today.