In a pedestrian hit-and-run case, running away from the scene of an accident is a strong indication of guilt. This means, an offending party may face harsher penalties for this egregious act if arrested.
In the case of 29-year old Broderick Allen, it may be a bit more complicated. Allen was accused of killing 29-year old Damisha Ford, an innocent bystander at a Victorville club. Allen apparently did this while trying to evade being lynched by a mob.
The incident began when Allen got involved in an argument inside the nightclub which ended in the parking lot. According to investigators, Allen was trying to escape the angry mob and get away in his car when he accidentally hit Ford who later died from the injuries she sustained in the accident.
Allen’s car was found abandoned a few blocks from the scene of the accident. Police said Allen contacted them later to discuss the incident.
He is now booked for vehicular manslaughter and hit-and-run causing death at Victor Valley jail with bail posted at $100,000. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday.
Pedestrian accidents, like other personal injury cases, are pursued through careful analysis of the facts of each case in relation to essential elements of a legal case. When a pedestrian is injured in this type of accident, one or more parties may be involved.
Liable parties in a pedestrian accident may include the following;
• The driver of the vehicle that hit the pedestrian
• The party responsible for maintaining the sidewalk, roadway or parking lot where the incident occurred
• The pedestrian himself/ herself
The favorable outcome of a pedestrian injury claim may also depend on the early involvement of a personal injury attorney. To ensure that your rights will be protected, you need to hire an experienced attorney. Consult with our experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorneys. Call our toll free number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free case analysis.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Posted by LA Lawyers Journal at 3:22 PM