Victim of a Hit and Run Accident?
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, you know how devastating the accident can be. The driver and the occupants of the car may have suffered severe injury, leading to a need for immediate medical care. Then there is the vehicle itself: if it isn’t drivable, it will need to be towed to a car repair shop. If it can be repaired, arrangements for payment must be made with the repair shop. In the meantime, a rental vehicle must be obtained and arrangement for payment must be secured. Injured parties may be out of work as they recover from their injuries, leading to an immediate loss of income. The loss of income can quickly cause financial repercussions for the family. And all of this causes undue stress and worry.
Now imagine this scenario, only you discover that the at-fault driver has fled the scene, and you cannot sue his or her insurance company because you cannot find them or prove that they hit your car. What do you do?
Victims of hit and run accidents endure this all the time. It causes an unbelievable amount of frustration, and victims can quickly end up in severe financial need, especially in instances where someone has suffered severe injury requiring a lengthy hospital stay and recovery period.
It Is Important to Obtain Legal Representation As Soon As Possible
If you have been the victim of a hit and run accident, do not delay to seek legal advice. From the time the at-fault driver flees the scene, the time to find witnesses and secure information that may lead to the discovery of the driver is very short.
Our firm is experienced in handling hit and run cases, whether the at-fault driver struck a vehicle or a pedestrian and then fled the scene. We have dedicated investigators who go to the scene of the crime to preserve any evidence and also locate witnesses to the event.
Too many times we have clients who decide to handle this type of incident on their own. But when the at-fault driver is nowhere to be found, the only remaining recourse is to file against your own car insurance company. Suddenly the company you have paid insurance premiums to is not very anxious to pay for your injuries and car damage.
You may end up with a denial from your own insurance company. You could end up responsible for:
- ambulance charges,
- hospital bills,
- radiology fees,
- follow up medical care,
- prescription medications,
- vehicle towing fees,
- car rental fees, and
- car repair bills.
Don’t delay in contacting us quickly if you are the victim of a hit and run.
What to Do If You Are the Victim of a Hit and Run
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident and the person who struck you has fled the scene, you should contact the police immediately to report the accident. If you can get any information on the fleeing vehicle, write it down. You are looking for things such as the make and model of the car, any part of the license tag you can remember, and anything you noticed about the driver or occupants.
Here are additional steps you should take after the accident, if you are not severely injured:
- Talk to witnesses at the scene, gather contact information
- Take photos of the damage to your car, especially if there is paint from the other vehicle on your car
- If the fleeing vehicle left behind any broken car parts, see if the police officer will retain them as evidence
- File an accident report
- Report the accident to your own insurance company
- Call us!
Your Blytheville hit and run attorney is experienced in handling hit and run cases. We may be able to find the parties who are responsible for causing your injuries and damage, and if not, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve from your insurance company.
How to Contact Us
Our initial consultation with you is free of charge. If you want to come to meet with our legal team, you can call us, day or night. You can also contact us online. We will meet with you here in our office, or if you are in the hospital or unable to travel, we will gladly come to your location. And again, the initial consultation with a Blytheville hit and run attorney is always free.
How We Handle Personal Injury Claims
People are often worried that they will have to spend money out of pocket to finance their legal claim. In cases involving personal injury, we represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. That means that we do not collect any money unless we get money for you. We advance any costs required to prepare your case, and you will not be charged any legal fees until we obtain a monetary verdict on your behalf, or if we obtain a settlement for you.