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You Have Rights and a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Can Help

Nearly 700,000 hit and run accidents occur in the United States every year. In some states, like California, the rate of these types of accidents is even greater.

A hit and run is a crime in which the driver of a vehicle is involved in a collision and knowingly fails to stop. This collision can involve another vehicle, property or person.

After an accident drivers are required to stop and provide identifying information including their name and license number.

Even if the crash occurred with an unattended vehicle, the person responsible for the collision is required to make an attempt to contact the owner, identify themselves and inform them of what occurred.

If the incident occurred with a company vehicle, you may be able to hold not only the employee but also the employer liable for damages, so long as the employee was acting within the scope of his or her job.

You also have the right to take action against the owner of a vehicle even if they weren’t the driver at the time of the accident as long the owner gave the offender permission to borrow their car.

Call 1-800-THE-LAW2 at 1-800-380-8080 for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer to evaluate your case.

What to do After an Accident? Contact a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

Hit and run accident victims are often unsure of their rights or what the proper course of action to take is. As the victim, you’re entitled to compensation for any damages or injuries sustained. In order to help your case, however, there are several things you should do immediately after an accident.

If someone hits you or your property and leaves the scene, these are some things you should do:

  • Assess your medical condition. If you need help, contact an ambulance or try to attract the attention of a passing car who may be able to come to your aid
  • Call the police immediately. They can come to the scene to write up an accident report
  • Contact your own insurance company. If the hit and run driver cannot be found, then your insurance may provide you with coverage.

After a hit and run accident, you may feel as if you’ve been left with no way of taking action or recovering your losses. Although the driver has fled the scene, you may still be eligible for compensation. In order to increase your chances of receiving compensation, there is critical information you need to gather immediately after an accident.

In an attempt to identify the offender you should:

  • Take note of the color and model of the car
  • Collect information from witnesses
  • Jot down the license plate number
  • Note any identifying characteristics of the driver
  • Take notice of the direction that the fleeing car is headed in

If you or a family member were a victim of a hit and run accident, call 1-800-THE-LAW2 at 1-800-380-8080 to learn about your rights from an experienced lawyer.

How a Hit and Run Accident Lawyer Can Help

An experienced hit and run accident lawyer from 1-800-THE-LAW2 can help you with every step of the process, including identifying evidence that will strengthen your claim, as well as how you should proceed in speaking with your insurance company regarding the hit and run accident.

A lawyer can also help you attain compensation for:

  • Medical bills, including future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering

Remember, with 1-800-THE-LAW2 help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your call is confidential and you get paid or you don’t pay at all! 1-800-380-8080. Our Live Chat feature can also help you connect with one of our helpful bilingual representatives. They are ready to help you in English and Spanish.