Hit and run accidents involve colliding with a person, their personal property (including their motor vehicle or bicycle), or a fixture, with the driver failing to stop and identify themselves afterwards. In many jurisdictions there may be an additional legal obligation to exchange information about one's financial responsibility (including any applicable insurance) or to summon emergency services if they are needed.
If you have sustained personal injury due to the carelessness and actions of a hit-and-run driver, you may be able to receive compensation for your resulting personal injury damages and pain and suffering from the uninsured or underinsured portions of your own automobile liability insurance policy. Your property damage may be recovered through comprehensive coverag offered through your own automobile liability insurance policy, or directly against the hit-and-run driver and/or their insurance policy.
Hit and run accidents can have severe legal consequences for the guilty party, including the suspension or cancelling of one's driver's license, or even imprisonment. Lifetime revocation of a driver license is possible in certain jurisdictions.
If you have been a victim in a hit and run accident, the most important thing you can do is seek IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION and locate any witnesses to the accident.
The next most important thing to do is contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC, to determine your legal options. There is no fee unless we collect money for you.