On December 7th, 2015, a hit and run accident in the 300 block of Q Street left a bicyclist with serious injuries. The car was described as a light blue Ford Mustang with tinted windows and may have been from model years 2005 to 2014. On Monday, January 11th, Bakersfield police released images of the suspected driver. He is described as a black male, between the ages of 20 and 30, with short black hair and a thin build. If you have information about this accident, please call the Bakersfield police department right away.
Understanding Your Rights
Drivers who are injured in hit and run accidents may be able to seek compensation through their auto insurance company, but cyclists typically do not have this type of coverage. This means that a bicycle accident involving a hit and run may present several challenges when seeking proper compensation. Bakersfield personal injury lawyer Mickey Fine understands what these obstacles are and has developed strategies that can help victims of bicycle accidents get the justice they are due.
A bicycle accident can result in serious injury including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Broken or fractured bones
These injuries often require hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation and may even prove impossible to recover from. Victims of bicycle accidents deserve an attentive and experienced attorney who can help them navigate the legal system and get the compensation they deserve. If you are in need of such an attorney, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine today to schedule your free consultation. We maintain offices in Bakersfield and Manhattan Beach to better serve victims of personal injury throughout California.