Being involved in a hit and run can be extremely frustrating, and in some cases devastating. It may seem like there is no way to handle this situation without being able to find the person who caused the accident, but luckily, there are a variety of options that we can help you pursue.
If you have been involved in a hit and run accident, contact us immediately to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your case with an Atlanta car accident attorney. We will be able to walk through the details of your crash, the injuries that you have sustained, the steps you have already taken, and explain to you how we will represent you through this process. It is our top priority to reduce stress for you while fighting for the legal protection that you deserve, and we will do everything we can to make this a reality while we are working together.
Contact us now, and read more about hit and run accidents below.
What Is a Hit and Run?
There are a few different circumstances that can be considered a “hit and run:”
- Your vehicle was hit by someone while you were not in it, and they drove away without leaving any information
- Your vehicle was hit by someone while you were driving, and they fled the scene
- You were hit by a driver while you were a pedestrian, and they fled the scene
We will be able to help you in a scenario where you were injured after being struck by a driver who then fled the scene. If your car was hit while parked and you were not in it, your best bet is to contact your insurance company and speak with a representative about how to handle the damages.
If you have suffered injuries in an accident where the other driver fled the scene, then read on about your rights and options as a victim of a hit and run accident.
What To Do After a Hit and Run
If you have been involved in a hit and run, the most important thing to do is to prioritize your safety and health. If you have been injured in any way, make sure that you seek immediate medical attention. Even if you have not been injured, call 911 in order to get police on the scene to investigate the accident, and write a police report. This police report will be important when you are filing a claim.
Write down all of the information that you can remember about the hit and run driver as soon as possible. Car make, model, year, color, and any license plate information will be extremely helpful, as well as a description of the driver if possible. In addition, seek out any witnesses who may be able to offer their own details about the driver.
How To File a Claim After a Hit and Run
We will work with you to determine the best course of action after your accident, depending on whether or not the other driver was found. If they were found, then we will pursue payment from their insurance company, or from them directly if they are uninsured or underinsured fo the extent of your injuries. We will work through negotiations with the insurance company, or file a lawsuit if we are unable to reach an agreement on what we believe is a fair amount.
If we are unable to locate the other driver, we may need to work through a claim with your own insurance company through your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) policy. PIP coverage is mandatory in Florida, and can come in handy in this situation. If you need to rely on your PIP coverage, you will file a claim for the amount permitted based on the amount of coverage you have selected.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, the best thing that you can do is to hire a lawyer who is experienced in car accident laws in Atlanta. We will work with you to identify the best courses of action to get you the compensation you deserve, and will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you are taken care of.