With just under 25,000 residents you would be surprised just how many Calabasas car accidents there are. The small community that we know and love is getting more popular for visitors to our growing shopping centers, paparazzi driving recklessly looking for a Calabasas-based celebrity siting (the Kardahshians and Justin Bieber to name a few) and just the normal accident. Hit and run accidents in Calabasas and to Calabasas residents driving throughout the San Fernando Valley are also on the rise. Simply put a hit and run is a type of car, truck or motorcycle accident when one party to the accident (almost always the one responsible for the collision) leaves the scene of the accident before police arrive and the necessary information can be exchanged.
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A CHP report from 2015 found that there was a hit and run car accident in Los Angeles every 18 minutes and hit and run accidents accounted for an alarming 50% of all LA-based car accidents. To put that last number in perspective, the national hit and run average is 11% of all accidents. Why do Calabasas hit and run accidents occur? Many reasons but here are a few…
- Illegal behavior: drunk or drugged drivers are either so afraid of getting caught or so out of it that they don’t really realize what they have done. Either way, getting behind the wheel when you are over the legal limit or on drugs is one of the biggest reasons these drivers flee the scene. And sometimes, the driver isn’t drunk or high but is worried about how the accident will impact other things on their driving or criminal record and do everything to avoid getting caught.
- Uninsured drivers: sensing a theme? There certainly is one and it revolves less around the car accident and more around the other drivers fear of getting caught doing something illegal. In California, it is illegal to drive without the minimum car insurance requirements but a lot of people do and this class of people are also more likely to be the ones running from a Calabasas car accident.
- Pedestrians: Los Angeles hit and run accidents are not just car hitting car but also cars and trucks striking someone walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street. These accidents almost always result in serious injuries or death and many drivers that do not fit the two descriptions listed above flee the scene because they are so nervous of the consequences. Panic is the reason behind far too many accidents and sometimes the cause of death because the other party to the accident is also the one that could serve as an important first responder– helping the individual and calling for help in the crucial first minutes of an injury.
Here’s another thing you should know about hit and run car accidents in Calabasas and throughout Los Angeles- an overwhelming number of them occur on the weekend. That’s right– Friday, Saturday and Sunday see over half of the total hit and run incidents. A lot of hit and run drivers do ultimately get caught, but when they don’t you can still file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit to collect much-needed funds to help with this difficult time. When the other party to the accident is not found, we can file a suit against your own insurance and will work hard to get you the maximum amount of money available via your own policy.
Have you been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a Calabasas hit and run accident? We can help. Walch Law has over 40 years of experience helping individuals and families in your very situation– give us a call or fill out our contact us form to set up your free consultation today.
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