A suspect has been arrested for the Phoenix March 9th hit and run that left a bicyclist dead. Phoenix police arrested Christopher Forrest for allegedly leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Sadly, hit and runs are very common in the Phoenix metro area, leaving people injured, sometimes fatally, and searching for answers. A person who hits a pedestrian, bicyclist, or other motorist and flees the scene is putting the injured party at higher risk of more serious injury because it may take longer for first responders to be called and arrive at the scene. It is also highly illegal.
The injured person, and the family of the deceased, have recourse against the fleeing party once they are caught and arrested. The insurance companies have to be brought in to the picture and serious compensation may be due to the victim. An experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney should be contacted as soon as possible to begin working with the at fault party’s insurance company and the medical providers to get you the most compensation possible.
Phoenix car accident lawyer Matthew Lopez has handled many of these type of cases, including hit and run victims, and will protect your rights and get you the money you deserve. Being hit and left at the scene should not leave you out of pocket. Contact Glendale personal injury law firm Matthew Lopez Law today for a free consultation at 602-960-1731.