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Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

Sacramento, CA – Three pedestrians were critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Sacramento on Sunday, April 14, 2024, according to KCRA. The incident occurred around 5:24 PM near Dos Rios and North B streets, as confirmed by the Sacramento Fire Department.

Following the crash, the Sacramento Police Department issued a traffic advisory for the affected area. Emergency services responded swiftly, and the three injured pedestrians were promptly transported to nearby hospitals for urgent medical care.

Duty of Care Toward Pedestrians

Drivers are expected to provide a special “duty of care” toward pedestrians, who have greater vulnerability and are more likely to receive fatal injuries in traffic collisions. However, establishing liability can depend on multiple factors. Sorting through these complexities to determine fault is one of the services a personal injury attorney can provide.

Even after fault is established, insurance companies will attempt to minimize any claim they cannot deny. That is another place where a personal injury attorney can prove valuable by negotiating on behalf of victims to win for them the full compensation they are due.

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