Santa Monica Hit-And-Run Kills Mother and Injures Daughter
A mother was killed and her child injured when a hit-and-run driver stuck the two as they were crossing Ocean Avenue at 1:00am last week. Both victims were from out of town and the younger female was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released.
If you have been arrested, cited or sent a notice to appear regarding a hit-and-run, it is important to consult and attorney and take action on the matter early on. It is possible for your attorney to contact the victim(s) and their insurance company, determine the extent and amount of damage to their property and injuries, and resolve the matter outside of court without you ever having criminal charges filed against you. Even if formal criminal charges do end up being filed against you, it is still possible to resolve the matter without any conviction on your record through a civil compromise.
For detailed information on what to do if you are arrested for a hit-and-run, click on this link to read the firm’s prior blog about that topic in-depth. Keep in mind that a conviction under this code may carry license suspension, jail time, a 2-point penalty on your driving record, fines and fees to the court and restitution to the victim(s).
If you have been arrested for a hit-and-run in North Hollywood, Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Culver City, or anywhere in Southern California, contact attorney Ross Erlich 24/7 for a free case consultation. Taking the right action early on is always the best way to handle a hit-and-run incident and the most likely way to prevent formal criminal charges against you.