WESTMINSTER, California (April 18, 2013) — Shawn Keith, 34, of Westminster was killed Wednesday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in a pickup truck while walking in the 14100 block of Springdale Street, according to a press release issued by the Orange County Sheriff Coroner Department.

About 8:30 p.m., paramedics and police were called to the scene of the pedestrian accident and quickly transported Keith to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he was treated for major injuries sustained in the crash. Keith died of his injuries at the hospital about 10:55 p.m. the same night, the report said.

“Drivers who leave the scene of an injury accident are not only cowards, but criminals under California law,” said Attorney West Thomas. “Our prayers go out to the family of this man.”

Police are searching for the driver who fled the scene of the Westminster pedestrian accident. The families of pedestrians who are killed by hit-and-run drivers may not realize that they may be covered by their own vehicle’s insurance if they have uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage on their policy, Thomas said.

“A personal injury attorney can evaluate whether the family has a claim to compensation for their losses such as funeral expenses, medical costs and other expenses,” Thomas explains.

About The Thomas Law Firm

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in Southern California The Thomas Law Firm may be able to help you as we represent victims who are injured or the families of those who have been killed due to someone else’s negligence.

“We are a victim’s law firm,” said Attorney West Thomas. “We want to help people who are injured due to someone else’s negligence. No one expects it to happen to their family, however, if you are involved in an accident it’s best to have an advocate on your side to help you recover full compensation for your losses.”

The law firm has been serving injured clients in counties throughout California for three decades and its attorneys are passionate about defending their clients against insurance companies and corporations. Since its founding in 1981, The Thomas Law Firm has served thousands of clients and obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for them.

If you would like to learn more about representation or would like a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call 1-855-275-9378 or visit our website at theThomaslawfirm.com.

Sources:   http://ws.ocsd.org/EServices/PressReleases_Default.aspx,

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