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Founder & Principal Attorney
Maison Law

Bakersfield, CA – According to KBAK, on the evening of Sunday, February 26, 2024, a pedestrian was hospitalized by a hit-and-run in southwest Bakersfield.

The Bakersfield Police have released that the collision occurred around 6:32 PM in the 8500 block of Wible Road. The victim was walking in the southbound lanes when she was struck by a car that fled the scene, leaving her in critical condition.

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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