Michelangelo Gomez-Filippi Upland: 29-Year-Old Hit-And-Run Victim Injured In Car Accident In Rancho Cucamonga
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CALIFORNIA (December 21, 2018) – A 29-year-old man identified as Michelangelo Gomez-Filippi was seriously injured in a car accident with a hit-and-run driver.
Rancho Cucamonga police are saying that the accident took place by Euclid Avenue and C Street. A neighbors home surveillance system captured the crash.
Upland police were able to recover fragments of the car and believe that the driver was in a four door KIA. Anyone that my have knowledge about the location of the driver that hit
Michelangelo Gomez-Filippi is encouraged to contact the police department.
Liability In Hit-And-Run Accidents
There are nearly 700,000 hit-and-run accidents every year in the United States. Most accidents happen at night between the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. It’s a felony offense to cause serious bodily injury to a driver or pedestrian and then flee the scene. Regardless of who was at fault in an accident, all parties involved should stop and exchange information.
Victim’s of hit-and-run accidents are protected by a number of laws. Assuming the driver is found, any person that is injured will be able to file a bodily injury claim in order to recover compensation for damages. These can include medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Even if a driver is never found, victims may still have recourse under prop 213.
Getting Help From A Car Accident Attorney
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our thoughts and prayers to Michelangelo Gomez-Filippi and his family as he continues to recover. It is our sincere hope that Upland police will be able to track down the driver. There needs to be some accountability for what has happened.
If you or someone that you love has been injured in a hit-and-run accident you may have legal recourse. Our team of knowledgeable personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We focus exclusively on personal injury law and have successfully resolved thousands of claims for our clients. Whether you need help investigating an accident or just have questions about your rights we are here for you. You can reach us anytime at (888) 888-9285.