Law enforcement officials are looking for the driver of a pickup truck who hit and caused the wrongful death of an 84-year-old woman walking her dog in Montebello, a Los Angeles suburb.
According to officials, the woman was walking her dog when she was hit and killed at about 6:15 p.m. on October 5, 2009 by a Chevrolet pickup truck. The driver of the pickup then kept going after the crash, and Lambo was pronounced dead when EMTs arrived on scene.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers have seen hit-and-run accident cases like this before, and we always ask ourselves the same thing: “Why don’t people who commit these hit-and-run accidents stay around to help the people they’ve injured?”
If the driver has a legitimate reason as to why the pedestrian accident happened, then the driver shouldn’t have anything to worry about. If the driver was driving under the influence of something (which shouldn’t be done in the first place), then the driver should face the consequences.
A hit and run pedestrian accident leaves the person or family of the person hit with the responsibility of any medical bills, pain and suffering or expenses from dealing with a wrongful death.
Is that fair?
Our pedestrian accident lawyers believe that is not fair. Regardless of the reason for any kind of automobile accident, all parties involved should cooperate to assign responsibility for the car accident. Not only is it the fair thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.
Please contact us for a free consultation with an experienced pedestrian accident attorney — we speak both English and Spanish — at (800) 655-6585. Click here and you may also submit your case for a Free Review. No fee if no recovery.
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Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines