What Happens After a Hit and Run?
Car accidents are stressful enough, but it can be a more devastating situation if the driver who hit you flees the scene of the crash. You cannot get their contact or insurance information, and you might assume your chances of seeking compensation are over. Do not give up in this situation, as many people can get coverage of their losses following a hit and run with the help of the right Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
Did Police Catch the Driver?
Over 700,000 hit and runs happen in the U.S. each year. Always call the police following a hit and run and provide officers with as much information about the vehicle as you remember. Witnesses might also stop and provide information after seeing the hit and run. Sometimes, police find the driver and charge them with leaving the scene of an accident.
If you know the identity of the driver, you can file an insurance claim against their auto insurance. However, some drivers flee because they are driving without the required insurance. If the driver does not have insurance or if the police never find the driver, your attorney can advise of the best course of action, which might involve filing an uninsured motorist claim.
You want a lawyer handling your claim even though it is with your own insurance company. All insurers try to minimize payments – even if it is to a policyholder. Your lawyer can negotiate for the full settlement you deserve while you focus on your physical recovery from injuries and putting your life back together.
Seek Help from a Beverly Hills Hit and Run Lawyer
A hit and run accident is a stressful experience, but the legal team from Jalilvand Law is on your side. Please call 310.478.5800 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. We can advise you of the best options for compensation in your situation.