Hit and Run Accidents

Even though it is against the law, some guilty drivers flee the scene of a motor vehicle crash. When a hit-and-run driver injures you, there is little you can do to obtain compensation unless the police catch them. In the meantime, you can recover from your wounds and work with an attorney to prepare for a settlement claim.

The next steps after your hit-and-run accident will be to make sure you get medical treatment and reliable advice. To find out more about your options, contact Scott The Lawyer now for a free consultation.

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What Should You Do In the Case Of a Hit-and-Run Accident?

If you are the victim of a hit-and-run accident, there are several important steps you should take:

Stay at the Scene

Remain at the scene of the accident, even if the other driver has fled. Leaving the scene of an accident can result in criminal charges.

Call 911 for the Police

Contact the police and report the accident. The police can help investigate and file a report, which can be useful if you need to file an insurance claim or take legal action. The 911 dispatch team will also send an ambulance to help treat any injuries.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t feel injured immediately after the accident, you need to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not become apparent until several hours or days after the accident.

Collect Information

Try to obtain as much information as you can about the other driver and their vehicle, such as the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle, and any identifying features or markings. If there were any witnesses to the accident, try to obtain their names and contact information as well.

Document the Accident

Take photos of the accident scene, including the damage to your vehicle and any injuries you may have sustained. Write down details about the accident, such as the time and location, the direction of travel, and the weather conditions.

Contact Your Insurance Company

Contact your insurance company and report the accident. Your insurance policy may provide coverage for hit-and-run accidents.

Contact an Attorney

If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, it’s essential to contact an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced attorney can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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Most Common Causes of Hit and Run Accidents

The hit-and-run driver will often leave the scene either because of fight or flight reactions or because they don’t want to get punished for other citations and crimes. Many simply don’t want to pay the settlement. Reasons that a hit-and-run car accident can occur include the following:

Possible Injuries Caused by Hit-and-Run Accidents

You can suffer from any of the following wounds after a bad hit-and-run accident:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Lacerations
  • Bruises
  • Broken bones
  • Ruptured organs


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Who Is Responsible For Hit-and-Run Accidents and Injuries?

Once the driver who fled the scene has been identified, they may face criminal charges for leaving the scene of an accident. In addition, the victim of the hit-and-run accident may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for their injuries and damages. However, leaving the scene does not automatically make the person liable for your damages — it depends on the circumstances of the collision.

If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run accident, contact a dedicated personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the investigation and legal process to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.

How Attorneys Can Help

If the person who caused the hit-and-run accident has been caught, an educated personal injury attorney can help you in several ways:

Provide Legal Advice

Your attorney can advise you on your legal rights and options, including the possibility of filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries and damages.

Investigate the Accident

Our law firm can conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, including gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses, to help build a strong case on your behalf.

Negotiate With the Insurance Company

Hit-and-run accident lawyers can negotiate with the insurance company to try to reach a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.

Represent You In Court

If necessary, your attorney can represent you in court to fight for your legal rights and seek the compensation you deserve.

Help You Obtain Medical Treatment

Your attorney can help you obtain medical treatment for your injuries, including connecting you with medical professionals who can provide the necessary care.

Protect Your Legal Rights

Your attorney can help protect your legal rights and ensure that you are not taken advantage of by insurance companies or other parties involved in the case.

Your personal injury attorney can help you navigate the complex legal process after a hit-and-run accident. They can ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages if the perpetrator is caught. Let an attorney review your case to help you prepare for a settlement claim.

The police will be hard at work to find the culprit. Meanwhile, get a free consultation from Scott The Lawyer now.

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