Hit-And-Run Placed Boy Into A Coma

Hit-And-Run Placed Boy Into A Coma

A story in The Mercury News reported about a San Jose man that plead guilty to both hit-and-run and reckless driving charges after striking an 8-year-old boy and his father with his vehicle. The accident occurred on Story Road as the father of the young boy was walking his son to school. While the extent of the father’s injuries were not discussed, the boy fell into a coma, and remained in the hospital for two months before being allowed to return home.

The judge sentenced the San Jose man to pay restitution to the boy’s family. As is with most auto accidents, one party is held negligible for the accident, and is therefore responsible for damages associated with the accident, including medical bills for those injured, physical therapy fees, and costs related to property damage repair. Auto accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but at the root of them all is negligence. Motorist inattention while driving, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and reckless driving practices, such as traveling faster than the posted speed limit and disobeying other traffic laws, all can contribute towards an accident. In addition, conditions such as unevenly paved roads, obscured traffic signage, or debris left over from road work can also lead to an accident, and are the responsibility of local municipalities that have an obligation to maintain safe driving conditions on our roads and highways.

Being in an auto accident can impose many physical, emotional, and financial challenges for an individual and their family to endure. If you or a loved one has recently been involved in a traffic accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the skilled San Jose car accident attorneys at Van Der Walde & Associates. Our knowledgeable lawyers will examine the details surrounding your accident, will hold those responsible for your accident accountable for their actions, and will seek monetary damages on your behalf that can be used to help cover the costs associated with your accident, such as medical bills and physical therapy fees. Please contact us today for a free consultation at (800) 900-0863.

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