Hit-and-run victims are often left with terrible injuries and expenses due to the negligence of another driver. After a case evaluation, you may be able to get financial compensation with the help of a hit-and-run accident lawyer.
In the United States, a hit-and-run occurs every 43 seconds. In some cases, these car wrecks are fatal. If you or a loved one has experienced an accident with a driver who fled the scene, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical costs, property loss, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
When a hit and run occurs, the victim is abandoned at the scene, which makes it difficult to report the driver or even get help in severe car wrecks. Victims may not even be able to immediately find the person responsible for the accident. If you have experienced a crash like this, you may be able to seek damages against negligent drivers with the help of a hit-and-run accident lawyer.
Since these accidents are so confusing, victims are often not able to identify the driver or even the car that they were driving. With significant injuries and property damages, these accidents can lead to life-altering consequences for the victim, but the only way to get justice is through filing a claim. How do you find the person responsible?
After filing a police report, you should talk to a lawyer and get a case evaluation. With our legal resources, we can help you hold the driver responsible. However, the time to file a claim doesn’t last long. If you have questions about how to file your claim, talking with a personal injury attorney is the best place to start.
Get started with your hit-and-run claim by calling 614-221-3750 and asking for a case evaluation. With over 40 years of experience, our hit-and-run lawyers can offer multiple legal options to pursue.
In a hit-and-run accident, a driver collides with another vehicle, motorist, bicyclist, property, or even a pedestrian, then leaves without providing any help or identification. The law is firm on these offenders, and while they may face criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident, victims can also pursue civil claims in order to get justice.
Why do drivers flee the scene of an accident? Most of the time, it’s because these drivers don’t want to be caught hitting another car. They may be uninsured or possibly under the influence. If they have a history of accidents or DUIs, they have likely done this before and don’t want to go to jail.
Immediately after a collision like this, you should call 911 and seek medical attention if necessary. You never want to make your injuries worse. However, you should also protect yourself and document the scene if possible.
It’s important to remain where you are and never chase the driver in these cases. It can be dangerous and won’t help your claim. Instead, you’ll call 911 to report the accident and make a statement.
You should collect all evidence possible, including photos and videos of the scene, as well as any eyewitness statements. All of this will come in handy when filing your claim. If you do find that the driver doesn’t have insurance, then you may have to file a personal injury claim to recover any compensation.
It’s hard to bring a claim against someone you can’t identify. There may be ways to uncover the identity through a personal investigator if the police aren’t able to help. However, you may be able to recover compensation without the identity of the driver.
This depends on your insurance policy. For example, with no-fault insurance, you can recover compensation for medical expenses, wage loss, and property replacement through your own insurance company. However, these benefits aren’t always so simple to decipher, and your insurance provider may try to lower your settlement claim.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage, then you can collect damages caused by another driver who doesn’t have insurance.
For those who have been injured in a hit-and-run accident, talking to a lawyer is the best way to get compensation. When drivers flee the scene of an accident, there are often several ways to identify them through traffic cams, eyewitnesses, and vehicle records. We’d like to help you with your case and provide you with answers.
Lawyers can also help with your insurance claims and ensure that you get the most compensation for medical expenses, property damage, and more. You shouldn’t have to negotiate with these companies on your own.
Talk to an experienced hit-and-run accident lawyer. After a case evaluation, you’ll know exactly how to proceed with your case and how much your claim might be worth.
R & G Personal Injury Lawyers has handled thousands of cases since 1981 with a favorable result for our clients. There are NO FEES from us unless you get paid. Our job is to get top dollar for the injuries sustained.
The average person can expect to be in an accident several times in their lifetime. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer to protect your rights can seriously affect your financial future as well as the quality of care you receive after a motor vehicle accident. We know it is not an easy decision. We know our experience of over 40 years matters; it is all about protecting our clients’ rights. We are professional in every step of your claim as we methodically piece together every aspect of your case. We are the legal team to represent you.