Francisco Rojas Fatally Injured in Palm Desert Hit-and-Run
Palm Desert, CA (August 11, 2023) – Francisco Rojas (48) was identified as the fatality in a hit-and-run crash in Palm Desert. According to Patch, a driver struck Rojas around 10:15 p.m. on Wednesday.
Francisco Rojas sustained fatal injuries at the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Palm Desert.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported a fatal hit-and-run at the intersection of Country Club and Barrington drives involving a local man in Palm Desert.
Authorities reportedly found a deceased man lying in eastbound Country Club Drive lanes.
The coroner’s bureau later identified the man as 48-year-old Francisco Rojas, a local man.
This Palm Desert hit-and-run remains under investigation. There is no further information regarding the hit-and-run driver or the vehicle involved.
Anyone with information can call Deputy Broughton at the Palm Desert Sheriff’s Station: 760-836-1600.
J&M Tip: If you’re a victim of a hit-and-run incident, prioritize your safety and that of others involved. Gather as much information as possible about the fleeing vehicle, such as license plate number, make and model, and any distinguishing features, then promptly report the incident to the police with these details to aid their investigation.
Google Map of Hit-and-Run Accident in Palm Desert, CA
More About Hit-and-Run Accident Liability
Legal liability for a hit-and-run accident can have various implications. Generally, a victim can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for any property damages and injuries caused by the accident. Your recoverable losses can include medical costs, lost wages, and more, depending on the damages sustained from the crash. Liability insurance is the first option to cover these damages. However, some cases might go to court depending on the case’s circumstances. For hit-and-run accidents, the penalties can include, but are not limited to:
- Up to 6 months of jail time
- Fine up to $1,000
- Probation and community service (depending on criminal history)
- Compensation to victims for damages
- Additional points on your California DMV record that can increase your insurance
You can learn more about what to do after a hit-and-run accident here. However, the most common course of action is to get legal advice from a skilled and experienced hit-and-run lawyer. Aside from navigating through your case, hit-and-run attorneys can help determine if your case can become a felony. They can also sort out compensation options whether you can locate the at-fault driver or not. Read more about getting a hit-and-run lawyer in California here. You can also check out these resources about wrongful death attorneys and personal injury lawyers.
Personal Injury (Wrongful Death) Claims in Palm Desert
In this case, the family members of Francisco Rojas in this Palm Desert hit-and-run can have the right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, it can depend on the investigation’s findings. In addition to that, negligence by a person or business can contribute to an accident, which might have resulted in the death of a family member. If that is the case, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim and receive a big settlement.
Indeed, no amount of money will ever make up for the death of a loved one. However, receiving the maximum settlement and winning a judgment can give a sense of justice. Also, it can offer some peace of mind.
Do you have any legal questions about accidents? Get answers and common accident-related legal advice here:
- Wrongful Death
- Hit and Run Accident
- Car Accident
- Pedestrian Accident
- Truck Accident
- Motorcycle Accident
Certainly, nothing can alleviate the pain of losing a loved one. However, it’s also important to get your rightful compensation to help with recovery. Getting advice and guidance from experienced personal injury attorneys can help you pursue your case. For instance, Jacoby and Meyers has a team of the best lawyers for any car accident, wrongful death, or motorcycle accident cases in California, including Los Angeles, Palm Desert, and Sacramento. Consulting a lawyer can help you get insight and information about complicated topics, including car accident settlements and more. If you’d like to get professional advice about your case, give us a call today at 888-960-0480 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you.
Jacoby & Meyers does not represent any of the above-mentioned parties. Nevertheless, we express our deepest sympathies for the family and friends of Francisco Rojas.
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