Posted On: March 23, 2010 by Kirk Bernard

Pedestrian Sustains Critical Injuries in Spokane Auto Accident

A pedestrian was critically injured in a Spokane car accident in the South Hill area, according to a KXLY news report. The injury collision occurred at the intersection of 10th and Oak where the victim was hit by a car. The driver of the car fled the scene of the crash. The victim was taken to a local hospital. The pedestrian is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries. The suspect’s vehicle has been described as a light brown or blue sedan with a loud muffler.

As a Seattle car accident attorney, Kirk Bernard understands the serious consequences of hit-and-run accidents. Leaving the scene of an auto collision is a serious crime in Washington State and is punishable by jail time. According to the Revised Code of Washington Section 46.52.020: "A driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in the injury to or death of any person or involving striking the body of a deceased person shall immediately stop such vehicle at the scene of such accident or as close thereto as possible but shall then forthwith return to, and in every event remain at, the scene of such accident until he or she has fulfilled the requirements of subsection (3) of this section; every such stop shall be made without obstructing traffic more than is necessary."

Pedestrian accidents can result in extremely serious injuries and even fatalities. When a driver is involved in any type of accident, he or she is required to stop at the scene, assist the injured victim and exchange information, as the law states. It is also the right thing to do. If you have been injured in a Washington pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek compensation to cover your medical expenses, lost earnings and other related costs.

Such hit-and-run violators can also be held civilly responsible for their negligent actions. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident in Washington, please contact the skilled Seattle personal injury attorneys of The Bernard Law Group at 1-800-418-8282 or info@bernardlawgroup.com for a FREE, comprehensive and confidential consultation. We can also send you our FREE brochure, which has useful, educational information about pedestrian accident cases that will help you better understand your legal rights and options. Get in touch with Kirk Bernard and his dedicated legal team today.

Source: http://www.kxly.com/news/22637833/detail.html