The aftermath of car accidents can be very complicated. They get even more complicated when a claim involves an accident with a hit-and-run driver. If you’ve been involved in a hit-and-run accident and you were injured, you might be wondering what you should do next. Should you hire a car accident lawyer? It’s important to report your hit-and-run accident to the police. Though it may be hard, any information about the other car is important as well. So, if you saw the car’s color, make and model, or license plate – let the cops know!
Traffic law views a hit-and-run as a crime – a driver causes or is involved in a collision with another vehicle, property, or person, but fails to stop. This means they did not provide their name, driver’s license number, insurance information, license plate, and any other important information.
This is the information that has to be exchanged when an accident occurs. And it is pretty consistent for most states that those involved in any accidents need to stop and exchange information with each other, as well as wait for the police to make a report. In the case of a hit-and-run accident, the police will use any information you have, as well as any willing witnesses, to investigate the accident and they typically try to find the driver who fled the scene.
Unlike other types of auto accidents, hit-and-run accidents are challenging when it comes to prosecuting your claim. It is more than likely that the driver and car won’t be located. People flee car accident scenes for various reasons, usually because they are driving under the influence or they don’t have car insurance.
If you have uninsured motorist coverage, you will be able to submit your claims to your insurance company for recovery. Though, just because your insurance company provides this type of coverage, doesn’t mean that they’re going to be on your side. At One Law Group, we see a lot of people disappointed because they believe that their insurance company was going to protect them. Contact an experienced hit-and-run car accident attorney as soon as you’re in the accident to help you submit your claim.
Our experienced Beverly Hills lawyers understand how insurance adjusters think and they’ll be able to help you negotiate settlements. If you are involved in a hit-and-run accident or if you’re involved in any form of accident, contact One Law Group at (844) 626-1529 today. We’re here to help victims when they need it the most.