Some accidents are unavoidable. A hit and run accident may not. Hit and run accidents affect pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and drivers of all types of vehicles. Whether you were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk or driving down the road, if you are injured in a hit-and-run there are legal options open to you.
Contact a Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorney today by calling us or by visiting our site when you or a loved one has been hurt in a hit and run accident.
Our personal injury attorneys and legal support teams help those who injured in a hit and run accident. Don’t delay, call or contact us today to schedule a free consultation!
What are your legal options after a hit and run accident?
As previously stated, you do have legal options for seeking compensation after a hit and run accident. However, these options depend on locating the person who hit you or whose actions resulted in injury or damages.
A hit and run attorney may ask you a variety of questions to best advise you on your options at an initial consult. Questions they may ask include:
- How bad are your injuries?
- Were there any witnesses?
- What time did the accident occur?
- Did you take any photos of the accident scene?
- What was the location of the accident?
- Were you able to get the license plate number?
- What was the model and color of vehicle that hit you?
- Lastly, do you remember anything about the driver who hit you?
Personal injury vs. property damage hit and run Accidents
Personal injury hit and run accidents differ from property damage hit and run accidents. A property damage hit and run: a driver damages another’s personal property and then leaves the scene. A personal injury hit and run accident involves a driver hitting and injuring a pedestrian, bicyclist or another driver and then “fleeing” the scene of the accident.
A driver may also be found guilty of committing a hit and run if they exchange false information and then leave the accident scene. Or, if they were responsible for causing an accident that resulted in injuries or damages to another and then fled.
If caught, any driver/person who leaves an accident scene may face possible minor misdemeanor or serious felony charges.
Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys represent clients injured in hit and run accidents. We will work hard to locate the driver or any other person that fled after your accident and hold them responsible for any injuries you or a loved one may have suffered.
When should you contact a hit and run injury attorney?
Time and details are extremely important when it comes to hit and run accidents. The sooner you can provide information about your accident, the sooner a personal injury law firm can start to help you locate the driver who hit you.
Contact a Lerner and Rowe hit and run accident attorney today
There are two convenient ways to contact a Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorney to schedule a free initial consultation. Call us or submit an online case review form. We have a team of partner personal injury attorneys who are ready to help you with your hit and run accident in law offices located in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Illinois, and Indiana.
Our office hours range from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and we answer our phones at 844-977-1900 24/7. You can reach us through our online form or our LiveChat service. So don’t wait! We look forward to hearing from you.