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A border patrol agent was injured in a hit-and-run crash in San Diego County.

California – December 13, 2021

A Border Patrol Agent was taken to the hospital after what on-scene officials described as a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 15, near Rainbow early on Monday morning in northern San Diego County.  After the accident, northbound I-15 was closed for the morning commute.  A car accident attorney can answer questions regarding insurance claims and legal proceedings after a pedestrian-motor vehicle accident causes harmful injury.  The driver did not stop, give aid, or identify themselves, which is a requirement of California law.  Accident victims who have suffered harms caused by the criminal action of hit-and-run in California should seek experienced accident attorneys to guide them through the necessary criminal and civil legal actions.

Personal injury.

California motor vehicle accidents are at the root of legal action in pursuit of economic, and non-economic damages. California Civil Code 3294 allows a jury to award punitive damages in a personal injury case, but the plaintiff must prove by clear and convincing evidence that the defendant’s conduct amounted to negligent, or criminal behavior, including reckless driving, distracted driving, or driving under the influence, resulting in criminal and civil actions.  Experienced attorneys guide intricacies of a complex accident case by addressing criminal components, insurance coverages, degrees of fault and the severity of the accident damages toward a timely award.  Awards are based on California being a “fault” state regarding accidents, when victims can bring a claim against the responsible party before filing a claim against their own no-fault insurance.  There is a two year time period to file a suit after an accident in California.

Car Insurance.

California vehicle insurance laws call for all motor vehicle drivers to have a way to cover costs related to damages, or injuries they have caused in a car accident. Purchasing liability car insurance is the simplest and most common way people choose to meet this requirement.  In California, everyone is responsible, not only for the result of his or her willful acts, but also for accidental injuries they cause.  A personal injury attorney initiates personal injury litigation toward compensation that will address any negative impacts to financial stability for living expenses, lost and future wages, and compensation for any future loss of companionship, comfort, and affection. A car accident attorney can review insurance policies and advise victims and loved ones on the criminal and civil processes surrounding a hit-and-run accident case in San Diego.

Seek legal counsel.

Seek legal counsel immediately after a car crash involving pedestrian fatality.  An experienced attorney who is familiar with California accident laws can be reached at the Law Offices of Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, and will take action to build a winning personal injury case against the criminally negligent hit-and-run driver.

 

Jeffrey E. Estes & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation

501 West Broadway, Suite 1650

San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619-233-8021

Fax: 619-233-3730

 

 

Sources:

 

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?sectionNum=1714.&lawCode=CIV

 

https://www.10news.com/news/local-news/hit-and-run-crash-on-i-15-in-north-san-diego-county-sends-border-agent-to-hospital

 

https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displaySection.xhtml?lawCode=VEH&sectionNum=20001

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