An Upland man, Mark Braley, was the fatal victim of a hit and run accident Saturday, July 7, 2012, near the 300 block of Arrow Highway. He was found in the road around 9:15 p.m. when two other vehicles hit him, stopped, and called police. Authorities believe he was struck by a dually truck but are unsure of the make and model. Braley is survived by his wife of 12 years, and their three year old daughter.
As I think of my own family, my heart truly goes out to this family at this tragic time. There have been so many hit and run accidents recently throughout Southern California, it has me thinking about how we can best protect ourselves, and our loved ones from such accidents. Accidents such as this can happen despite our best efforts to keep us safe. Therefore, we need to protect ourselves and our families if a hit and run tragedy strikes. Without a doubt, the best and most preemptive way to protect yourself is to make sure you have uninsured motorist coverage in your auto insurance plan. Then, if you fall victim to a hit an run driver, you will have the necessary funds to recover from your injuries, or provide for your family, even if the driver is not found. Even if you are not in your vehicle at the time, this insurance may still provide you coverage.
Unfortunately, in this case the hit and run victim past away and the driver has yet to be found. If the wrongful death of a loved one has left you with questions as to how to make payments, pay your bills, and press forward, please contact a local personal injury and wrongful death attorney to see how you can best be compensated for your losses.
As a personal injury, wrongful death attorney, I have consulted, comforted, and helped many people lift themselves up and get back on the road to recovery. I am hear to help residence of the Inland Empire community recover their losses. Come see us at the Inland Empire Law Group for your free consultation and to receive the knowledge, information and support you may need at this time.