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Hit-and-Run Case Settles

A young girl and her sister were walking on a sidewalk when the driver of a vehicle drove onto the sidewalk and struck one of the girls. The accident victim suffered a broken leg and had to undergo months of painful physical therapy and doctor’s visits.

The driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident and was later identified by the police through the use of video cameras and an independent eyewitness who examined a still shot from the video and confirmed that she saw this same truck strike the girl. The police charged the driver with hit-and-run causing injury and the driver pled no contest to the charge.

Regardless of this overwhelming evidence, the driver’s insurance company then took the unreasonable position that it was not their insured that caused the accident and that someone else must have been at fault. The insurance company delayed their decision on liability pending further investigation.

Rist Law Offices interviewed police who investigated the accident and invited the insurance adjuster to meet with our client in person to discuss the accident. Following this investigation and our client’s discharge from medical treatment, we were able to settle the case with the insurance company, who eventually decided to offer a reasonable settlement offer even though they continued to deny that their driver was at fault.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a San Diego Pedestrian Accident Lawyer from Rist Law Office to discuss your case. We handle all injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no charge unless your case is settled or won in court. To speak to a lawyer about your case, contact us here or call (619) 377-4660.

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